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RE: Day Streak Questions
The day streak is a little broken. Sorry this post is so long >.>
I fell off this leaderboard months ago for seemingly no reason. I was somewhat sure it was FM's fault so when I started again and I began keeping screenshots. One day recently, I fell off the list yet again. I checked my screenshots which all have file system attributes attached to them to show when they were taken. For a moment I thought my odometer had quit on me. Nope, that's because there are multiple on the same day. I contacted FM and was told how this daystreak is tracked:
The server just sees your odometer. Period. So if and when their server goes offline, your app plays no role in re transmitting the next day. If their power goes out, DDoS, someone pees on the stack or ANY circumstance to prevent them from receiving your odometer reading, there is absolutely NO failsafe. If you were thinking they'd have a couple extra layers to prevent a problem on their end from ruining your streak, you were wrong. But doesn't the app track and resend today's miles tomorrow?... Nope. Those miles will make it to the server but your app won't tell the server they were from yesterday.
I'm willing to bet half those who fall off this leaderboard, fall off in error. I mostly do tricks, so my mileage isn't as impressive as those of you who ride in a straight line, but these are my screenshots and attributes going back far enough to show a problem. https://youtu.be/QdETEid96g4