Need way to indicate a missed fuel-up entry exists
my previous site (mymilemarker.com) gives me the ability to indicate that I missed entering a fill up before the one I'm entering now, and that it'll skip calculating the mpg for the entry I'm filling in. see more "inside"
I'm encountering a bug now. I have a spike in my graph between Nov 2007 and Dec 2007. It's because I missed an entry in late november. There's no way I got 66 mpg (drool).
Not only missed fillups, but "partial" fillups as well. I occasionally run low, but I'm not near my favorite (read: cheapest) gas station, so I just put in a couple of gallons. These are showing up as spikes and throwing off the calculations. Not to compare, but mymilemarker.com gives you the option of marking the entry "didn't get to full." They also include "had a recent oil change," though I'm not sure what this does to the calculations (if anything).
I definitely like the social/community aspect of this site, though, if you can work out these kinks. This is sort of like a hypermiling contest site for me (I only do the "normal" hypermiling techniques, not the insane ones...I value my life too much).
mrmerlot - you can accomplish this by doing the math yourself. Say, I put 1 gallon in to get me to that cheaper station, where I now fill up with 10 gallons - just put down a fillup with 11 gallons. I would agree that having an option to record partial fills would be better, but until they provide it for us, you can just do it yourself.