So my whittle-down goal proj240 is currently telling me to do 17 a day, but by my calculations this will leave me one day late. It will keep me on the road, hugging the top line, but if I stay on the top line I won’t hit the target.
By my count I have 8 days left to enter data - today is 5/6 and the end date is 5/13. And I have 154 left. So if I enter 17 a day each day I’ll be left with 154 - 8*17 = 18 still to do on the end date!
With 154 left to do over 8 days the rate should be 19, right?
Thanks so much for the bug report and the support in working around this messy transition! Just wanted to mention that we’re actively working on stuff related to exactly this and the messy workarounds will be a thing of the past soon! In the meantime, like @shanaqui says, if you wait till you’re in the blue before shrinking your road width to zero (which is great to do; it is the future!) all should be good. Keep letting us know if not!
Ah, sorry, it’s more complicated (for now! again, the beauty of YBHP is to wipe out this kind of complexity): The derailment condition is “were you in the red yesterday”. If that becomes true from changing either the road or past data, you insta-derail. So I guess it doesn’t matter what color today’s dot is. Before shrinking the road, make sure yesterday’s dot is in the blue. Thanks for clarifying that!
And again, we’re working on getting everyone transitioned to YBHP where you won’t have to think about that. And also-again, if you do convert your road to YBHP and leave it that way you should also be free of this kind of confusion, even now.
I should clarify that we’re ridiculously fair-minded about this sort of thing and if this YBHP transition threw you off, just say so now and we’ll make sure the yellow brick road is adjusted to how you’d have intended it all along, etc. This is an exploding offer! No waiting till your next derailment to decide that in retrospect the YBHP thing threw you off!
@dreev, am I right in thinking that non-YHBP whittle-down goals need to be set with an end date one day earlier than the actual end date, or you’d run into this problem where you edge-skated the whole way and had twice as much to do on the final day?
PS: You wouldn’t have to do twice as much on the last day though. It would just consider you successful for staying on the road till the end even though you didn’t hit your explicit target. So, yeah, non-YBHP goals delenda extra est!