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Wow - nice find! Not sure how that happened (those two entries look to be duplicates from my other active vehicle), given I've been using the site regularly, but fixed now, and all is well.
posted by fitzski April 2, 2010 at 7:59 AM
I don't think you (that is, Fuelly site bosses) need to create Top Ten lists or otherwise provide shout-outs that single out the "best" achievers.
You just need to provide a search/data mining function that provides access to all the data, and lets users navigate that data as fits their requirements.
Whether you like it or not, people ARE comparing and ranking their own performance relative to others, it's just that right now it's tedious and painful, instead of easy and flexible. If the OP wants to see what other M5 owners are getting, but only if they have >100 fill-ups and a manual transmission, there's no reason he shouldn't be able to do that. How he uses the results is up to him.
There's nothing stopping anyone from posting "fake" data right now, so I don't see that as an argument against providing additional reporting functions.
posted by fitzski August 21, 2009 at 6:33 AM
"Our TDI figures are skewed".
How is that? These are real people in real cars reporting real mileage. What info do you have that leads you to determine the numbers are "skewed"?
"There seem to be a lot of hypermilers in the TDI crowd on this site, but the average TDI owner is not"
Similarly... how did you come to this conclusion?
I don't understand why people are so quick to dismiss and disregard what is clearly so readily attainable in these vehicles.
You don't need to be an eco-nazi right-lane vigilante to get better mileage out of *any* vehicle - just be engaged and drive SMART.
posted by fitzski August 21, 2009 at 6:23 AM
"...and somebody else noted they squeeze the pump to round the fill up to the nearest dollar so it's an easier number to remember/record."
YES! Much easier! Seconded!
posted by fitzski May 13, 2009 at 6:11 AM
They should absolutely be combined into one - there is NO reason for there to be a separate "Jetta TDI" category. If all you want is to see the Jetta diesels, then YOU CAN STILL DO THAT WITH THE FILTER FUNCTION. Ta da:
Providing two options is giving the exact opposite of the intended result. Instead of having all Jetta TDI's together and getting an accurate representation of just one model, they are split across two groups (currently 38 diesels under the "Jetta" category and currently 10 gassers under the "Jetta TDI" category), and so the data is being contaminated.
Further, it seems that the EPA data is only associated with the "Jetta" option, and not the custom "Jetta TDI" option, so users opting for the latter don't get that feature.
Creating the Jetta TDI category was a mistake - especially w/o removing the Diesel engine option from the principle "Jetta" category, or the Gas option from the "Jetta TDI" category.
I see absolutely no good reason to keep them separate - move all "Jetta TDI" diesels to the Diesel L4 option under "Jetta" and Keep It Simple.
posted by fitzski April 7, 2009 at 4:51 AM