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I don't think there is an accurate way to compensate for missing data. I think the site policy should be to encourage users to throw out data for fill ups that have incorrect or missing data. There should also be a way to flag bad user data (not the users) for review/removal. This may sound trivial, but if you look at users with my car, you can see one with 17 fill ups and an average mpg of 35+. A 1993 Subaru Legacy is only a 25+ mpg car if you drive carefully and it is probably impossible to achieve 30 mpg. Someone not familiar with this car and/or site might think 35+ is possible and make a bad purchase decision. This is just an example, but highlights why using good data is important.
posted by ebrandeis August 11, 2008 at 1:50 PM