What is the most embarrassing charting mistake you made? [weekend poll]
This week’s poll is very simple.
What is the the most embarrassing charting miskate your made?
For me it has to be that one time when I made a sports dashboard using excel. I have adjusted the axis scale of a bar chart so that my favorite cricket player (Sachin Tendulkar, who else?)’s records are emphasized. In a matter of minutes I have received several comments from all over world pointing out the mistake. Even though, the intention was to highlight the achievements of master blaster, the axis adjustment was obviously a mistake.
Soon I have realized the mistake and corrected it in a follow up post where I proposed alternative visualizations for test cricket statistics. Heck, we even had a poll where I asked you to tell if “is it ok to have axis of bar charts start at non-zero value“.
What about you? What is your most embarrassing charting moment?
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My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
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