Don't show the current, running day in the dashboard

Don’t show the current, running day in the dashboard.
Instead only show days that are fully completed.

Right now, if you go to the dashboard in the morning, you see a sharp decline.
The dashboard displays complete days but before the day is over.
So if you got 1MB in the morning, it will show you 1MB for the current day.
That is probably a sharp decline form the 1000MB you got in the last day.

Of course it would also be possible to change the x-axis instead to match the current time instead of full days, but I think just leaving out the running day is probably a simpler solution.

There was a post some years ago about the same topic.

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I like the vertical line idea.

I think there are better approaches though.

One is to to show projected value for the current day: what would it be if load continues, with different curve style. E.g. dashed.

Better yet — just make the last x-coordinate current time. Instead of the future. The meaning of the graph is essentially data rate: integral of the curve gives you total traffic. Today the plot uses whole dates to average over. By having fractional last date, you can show actual data rate by now. I think it’s much more accurate and useful than zero or omitting the last day altogether. In fact, I’d argue that last value is the most important one.

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Actually, even better approach is to change the plot type: a smooth plot is ill-fitting for this purpose: the data is not continuous; it is aggregated daily. Bar graph is what would suit better here.

This is an example – how darkstat shows traffic:

The last graph shows exact same type of data as storage node does:

See how last day (or last hour on 24-hour graph) is incomplete, and yet, it’s intuitively clear why, and there is no confusion? That’s precisely what we want.

This also will shows both ingress, egress, and their relationship on the same plot, without needing to click the buttons.

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We had this discussion three years ago, the ideas page it was posted on got deleted And yeah, some sort of a column chart would be much better.

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