I don’t know if this is intended behavior or not, so I thought I’d post it and let the Beeniuses sort that out.
I recently started a goal to track words edited on a specific project. Today I decided to track pages edited instead, so I scaled the goal by 0.00266666… to convert from words to pages. That went fine. (And it updated my commitment to use “page units,” as hoped, so: awesome!)
Then I decided I needed to up the daily commitment from my originally modest goal. So I went to the road editor and changed the very first line from 12.5… to 35. I mean, why not play around with the massive power at my fingertips? Why not see what happens? (Chelsea and Bethany groan in unison)
Beeminder flashed a red “Resource not found” banner at me. Totally cool; I didn’t think I was allowed to change the rate within my akrasia horizon. I refreshed the page, intending to get the old road editor values back in (because of the elsewhere-mentioned state display update issue, it was still showing me the 35 I’d entered). And… it updated my road from day one, as I’d wanted to do.
So, hey, cool. But is that intended behavior? Was it OK because I was increasing the difficulty of my commitment? If I’d tried to change from 12.5 to 2 within the akrasia horizon, would it have stopped me?