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Old 01-29-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Color bars based on fuel

Suggestion 1. Color bars based on fuel.
On page http://www.fuelly.com/car/peugeot/308 is a barr. What is showing avarage km/l. Can this bar changed, so you can see in one eye withs car is running on gas/diesel/lpg.

Suggestion 2. Add option to filter engine types. All diesel to show L4 and H4 combined. and All gas to show gas,H4,L4
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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We already have filter controls at the top of the page. Look for "Filter to:" under the page headline. Color coding is an interesting idea, but I'm not sure enough people are interested in seeing the distribution of fuel types. And if they are it's easy to use the filter controls.

We combine fuel and engine types into the same filter to make things easier. I think most often folks are interested in a particular version of a car, not necessarily a particular fuel type across different engines. I definitely can see how that would be neat in very specific circumstances, but we're designing for a large audience and we have to keep ease-of-use in mind. It'd be more complicated to choose three different options whenever you want to filter the list.
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Color bars. The goal is that you can see how fellow (same fuel) drivers it are dowing. Now is mixed by other fuels.

If you add a car, and you not specify what kind of engine type you have. Then compare with other same engine fuel models is more interesting. That is the reason for combining on fuel type
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:39 AM   #4
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It doesn't have to be mixed by other fuels right now. Have you seen the filter controls at the top of the page? They look like this. Use those controls to limit the bar chart and listing of vehicles to the specific properties you're interested in.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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Argh my annotations disappeared (they were showing OK in the preview)

Diesel (9) Correct but unknown engine layout

Diesel L3 (18) Correct

Diesel L4 (2) Wrong - this does not exist

Gas (17) Correct but unknown engine layout

Gas H4 (2) Wrong

Gas L3 (1) Correct

The above isn't much use.

What would be useful would be to see:

Diesel (29) (Combined)

Gas (20) (Combined)

or maybe

All Diesel (29)

All Gas (20)

Diesel L3 (18)

Diesel L4 (2)

Gas H4 (2)

Gas L3 (1)

Note that the above doesn't have any more entries than the current filter, but is much more user friendly.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #6
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It's true that people can enter whatever they'd like about their vehicle. And people often get it wrong. We don't want to force people into specific choices because managing every possible correct combination of options across all models would be too much hand-holding for our small operation. So yes, a couple folks put Diesel L4 which doesn't exist, but what's the harm? They're not included in a particular sort.

Let's give people the benefit of the doubt and assume they have a very good reason to choose Diesel L4. Maybe they have a modified engine with an extra cylinder. In that case you wouldn't want them grouped together with the other Diesel engines because it's significantly different.

Keep in mind we're looking at a specific case here of a specific model. When you get to something with more people reporting, like the Jetta, the number of wrong entries is very small compared with the majority. We need to design for the majority of cases—and I'm not sure fuel-type alone is useful without also including the engine type.
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