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After much painstaking beating of my head against the keyboard, I've finally sussed out a suitable visual representation of the tribal map stuff. I've also rejigged the colour coding so the darker someone is, the more central they are to a "tribe".

So far there are 3 blobs where just one person has filled in stuff. And another blob with a smear as more people have taken part. The smear is probably the closest thing to a tribe currently. I guess things will look more interesting, the more people fill in stuff.



there's a way to make us all feel good - show us how insignificant we are on a greater scale.


*sigh* You always think the worst of whatever I do.

Firstly, there is (or rather was) a bug in the colour selection code. You should have been a whole lot darker than you were. Fixed that now.

Secondly, there hasn't been enough people filling it in yet to get a decent spread of the data yet. As someone who did Maths you surely must realise that with only 2% of the data entered so far, that it isn't going to be enough to display anything interesting.

That and I'm having to explore ways of showing the information currently, because if I show all of it, it ends up looking like that big blob of names around riksowden.

hmm, interesting and odd :) a lot of names are too pale for me to read, but *shrug* and of course people know slightly different groups of people - so if you talk in terms (ignoring the sex aspect) of poly wrt tribes: My primary family is of course those I live with (or one I live with), then there are secondaries, tirtiaries etc. hmmm.


You could also get people to grade their tribal group in concentric rings about them, then see who they link to etc.

although that might lead to hurt feelings and meepy ness.

Yes, very odd and interesting. But wrong.

I've come to realise that I'm going about this completely the wrong way. For each person I've been treating it like there are 3 groupings of people; in the tribe, on the edge of the tribe and not in the tribe. Each a subset of the following group.

What I've realised is that this is basically a set theory problem and that the "not in the tribe" group is actually the universal set. So I don't really have to draw it. Which has been the problem so far - if I try drawing it the picture gets way too complicated.

So looks like I'm going to redraw the drawing code again. Should be a whole lot less "busy" this time I think.