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Old 09-10-2012, 05:06 PM   #231 (permalink)
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Uh oh... the dreaded "feature creep".

I think weighting cars based on number of teams is starting to get a bit too complex.

(I would also like to pre-emptively state I don't want to have to code for handicaps based on lattitude, or whether or not your 2 or 6 passenger girlfriends/spouses/significant others tolerate minimal A/C usage or not! )
Keep it simple. max of 4 teams.

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:54 AM   #232 (permalink)
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Max four teams? I think you guys mean only four teams for a car. Although it would be nice to add some, I like only having one. It puts loyalty on one side, rather than jumping back and forth. Not that that means any dishonor to you guys, it seems like you guys want to represent Honda, but then you have fantastic designs you have built AND they work, which is pretty cool. I just have a mental block that one can only be on one team.

I would like to see some type of moderation on teams. To expand, anyone can go in and make a team. No post limit or Mod approval required. Also, I believe one or more has zero cars, or they seem- a bit goofy, for the purpose. I haven't checked teams in a while.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #236 (permalink)
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Hey, folks!

Just to throw in my two cents...

I like the idea of allowing a car to be part of more than one team. If someone has a Honda with a boat tail, let that car join both teams. I can't see any conflict there as the owner's efforts will pay off for both teams. And we're not really competing, are we? I think we're all on the same team when it comes right down to it.

I also see value in creating/joining a team that may be at an efficiency disadvantage. For example, my Honda has an automatic transmission, so there are hypermiling techniques that I cannot use. If there were a Team Auto, those of us with automatics would have a convenient place to see who's achieving the most efficiency with an automatic transmission and how they're doing it (assuming they're logging things in the on-line garage).

I would like to see some moderation, too. There are "empty" teams and some fairly silly ones. While I do appreciate some silliness, I think teams with descriptions like "A team for those with two door red coupes" kinda get in the way. Maybe I should paint my Monte Carlo or my Coupe DeVille red to improve fuel efficiency...

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I was just wondering why the teams are ranked on average mpg? They have the percent above epa on the listing as well why not rank by percent increase? That would be a little but more fair wouldn't it?

Just something I noticed, I love reading about everyone's mods and I'm looking into what I should start on, but I want to better learn my commute before I begin modding. Although I may do a grill block before winter starts.
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I was just wondering why the teams are ranked on average mpg? They have the percent above epa on the listing as well why not rank by percent increase? That would be a little but more fair wouldn't it?
I'd like to see that, too.

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I was just wondering why the teams are ranked on average mpg? They have the percent above epa on the listing as well why not rank by percent increase? That would be a little but more fair wouldn't it?

Just something I noticed, I love reading about everyone's mods and I'm looking into what I should start on, but I want to better learn my commute before I begin modding. Although I may do a grill block before winter starts.
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I'd like to see that, too.

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No hate at all from my point of view, I was just expressing myself

I posted that in the forum for Darin to work on. He said he will make it an option, to choose from. If you hop over to the improve/feedback page, you can 2nd it or what not. He is busy, but more support may expedite the process. I am indifferent since we are not really competing, but some times I am a bit sad teams are ranked a certain way when maybe it should be viewed at another angle.

It would be cool if they made an automatic "team" comparison, such as since there is a team Honda, a figure can be auto created incorporating ALL Hondas in the garage. This would only be fair if we looked at % over EPA, and some groups might be neglected...like the red coupe group.
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I like the option to sort by % over EPA, sorting by MPG is also nice but the %over EPA is a fairer benchmark to compare people by.

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