I’m in the middle of a chat with Beeminder support, but I figured I’ll go here - not because I want whining, but because I want insight, so let’s crowdsource insight.
Story: I derailed on Friday on a do-more goal with 2 days of mercy and weekends off. To my complete surprise, I was in red on Monday again (instead of on Wednesday). And because of a mix of being angry, what-the-heck effect and “screw it, I don’t even care now” I derailed again on Monday.
Of course, I wrote to the Beeminder people, and Bethany answered (I hope, @Bethany_M_Soule, that you have nothing against me quoting here?):
2 days of mercy would be two days either way, never in addition to a weekend, and if we were adding two days of buffer after a weekend derail, then I’d file a bug report for that as incorrect behavior!
My answer was (more or less) this (of course, long after my anger faded away):
Really curious about your arguments as to how on Earth the current behavior could be anything but a glaring, terrible, Beeminder-is-stealing-my-money-level bug! (And it’s not that I’m angry - I am really curious, because I can’t think of any!)
So, what is the people’s opinion?
And again: I just want to understand this, I’m not claiming that this is any malice, greed or whatever (and I think this is obvious, but I’m stating it again just in case). And I’d like to possibly warn others who think like me (unless I’m the only one, which is of course also possible).