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DC
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2001 9:38:26 PM

On GasBuddy, there are two types of polls. Polls about fuel, fuel prices, vehicles, driving, etc. are called Opinion Polls. New Opinion Polls are created each week, and presented on the left side of the home page; members can earn 100 points each week for answering them.

Polls about the workings of this Web site are called Member Polls. The link to the Member Polls is only present when a member is logged in, but is shown at the top of every page. Member Polls are created only occasionally, when and if the admins feel the need. (No points are earned for answering Member Polls.)

If you have a suggestion for an OPINION Poll, you may post it here for the admins' consideration; please do NOT post such suggestions in the Member Polls topic.

If you have a suggestion for a MEMBER Poll, those suggestions should be posted in the Member Polls topic, and NOT here.

[Edited by: GM at 4/10/2008 11:27:57 AM EST]
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bugc
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 11:02:56 AM

I agree that we should drop the electric vehicle question.

scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 9:18:20 AM

I agree with Z.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 8:02:06 AM

I'd say we attempt to run the certified pre-owned question again this week.
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 12:19:44 AM

"I suspect that was bytebug's point"

That's how I took bytebug's response. I must say it gave me a chuckle when I read it.
Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 9:49:55 PM

"If the majority of Gas Buddy's don't have a clue then why are we considering the question? "
I suspect that was bytebug's point - it certainly was mine.
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 9:27:31 PM

If the majority of Gas Buddy's don't have a clue then why are we considering the question?
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 9:18:17 PM

" I suspect the vast majority of GB members don't have the first clue which vehicles they see on a daily basis are electric unless they also drive one"

Byte_Doc - and I suspect you are right.
Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 8:41:01 PM

I like bytebug's version since I suspect the vast majority of GB members don't have the first clue which vehicles they see on a daily basis are electric unless they also drive one.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 6:56:10 PM

You bring a good point, scoutmaster. The Chevy Volt is different than the Toyota Prius.
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 1:08:16 PM

Fully electric vehicles or hybrid electric vehicles?
bytebug
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 10:20:54 AM

How often do you see electric vehicles in your area?
- Frequently
- Often
- Seldom
- Never
- Not sure, since they don't drag extension cords and aren't painted bright pink
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 9:35:18 AM

How often do you see electric vehicles in your area?
- Frequently
- Often
- Seldom
- Never
bugc
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:52:02 AM

I like it.
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 10:18:46 PM

"Do you believe current setup of additional points for people with app access is fair?
1. Definitely
2. not in a million years
3. don't know
4. what extra points? "

LOL! However, I suspect that CC would conveniently not appear to pick that one up and let the system default to last year's poll.
cello111
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 8:29:56 PM

Do you believe current setup of additional points for people with app access is fair?
1. Definitely
2. not in a million years
3. don't know
4. what extra points?
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 8:16:57 PM

I say we go with the one we put out there for this week for next week.
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 7:08:56 PM

I thought we had discussed it when it was active in the news a while back...but also didn't find it quickly in the thread - nor in the notes.
bugc
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 6:26:50 PM

Of course!

The used the default by repeating 2014#14
bugc
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 6:23:16 PM

They used:
Would you be interested in trying a self-driving car?
-Yes
-No

Didn't we discuss this a while back? I can't find it in the thread.
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 5:17:57 PM

I wonder what the excuse will be this time?
LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 1:14:46 AM

Looks like it didn't get picked up.
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 5:04:11 PM

LarryMarg -

I am okay with the poll as you posted.

As far as being linked to alcohol, not sure - but this one might be a good one for OPIS/GBO: International Listening Weekend: 26-28 ;-)
I don't know - do they drink on Kite Flying week/day?
I think if I attended some of these, they might leave me looking for a drink ;-)
LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 3:25:49 PM

When purchasing a car, where do you primarily obtain advice?
• From the Internet
• From friends
• From family
• From a professional mechanic
• From a magazine
• Other
LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 3:20:43 PM

ziyulu - jrsva would usually post "Please leave us a note when you get it." - as you did for the previous 3 weeks. Yesterday, you posted "Please let us know.", which could apply to "Is it possible to include the link?"

I guess we'll know tomorrow whether or not this week's poll was picked up.

TxJeans - are any of those celebrations typically associated with alcohol? :-)
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 9:59:52 AM

"It appears that each time we try something different, we don't get a response. Makes you wonder..."

Seems to be happening more frequently these days...

Maybe CC is off flying kites, or working on crosswords or celebrating one of the other many things to celebrate:

Tsunami Awareness Week
Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month
Credit Education Month
Humorists Are Artists Month
International Ideas Month
Mad for Plaid Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National On-Hold Month
National Umbrella Month
National Cleaning Week: 22-28
Root Canal Awareness Week: 22-28
American Crossword Puzzle Days: 27-29
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
International Listening Weekend: 26-28

sources-various quirky calendars.


[Edited by: TxJeans at 3/28/2015 10:01:08 AM EST]
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 8:16:41 AM

When purchasing a car, where do your primarily obtain advice?
- From internet
- From friends
- From family
- From professional mechanic
- Other
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 7:45:41 AM

It appears that each time we try something different, we don't get a response. Makes you wonder...
LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 1:14:14 AM

I'm good with:

What was the most damage done to your vehicle as a result of hitting a pot hole?
• No known damage
• Minimal
• Moderate
• Significant
• Never hit a pot hole
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 7:35:09 AM

***Moderator***

Here is our question for next week. We would like to include the link to PD's blog if that is possible. Please let us know.

Do you think buying certified pre-owned vehicles are worth it (versus buying the same vehicle uncertified)?
• Yes
• No
• Depends on the vehicle
• No opinion
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 7:06:05 AM

For this week, how about

Do you think buying a certified pre-owned vehicles are worth it (versus buying the same vehicle uncertified)?
• Yes
• No
• Depends on the vehicle
• No opinion
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 7:03:58 AM

How about

What was the most damage done to your vehicle as a result of hitting a pot hole?
- No known damage
- Minimal
- Moderate
- Significant
- Never hit a pot hole
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 6:11:26 AM

What was the most damage done to your vehicle due to hitting a pot hole?
- Significant
- Moderate
- Minimal
- No known damage
- Never hit a pot hole.

Some may have hit many pot holes in their driving experience so I think we need a qualifier and then the "yes" which we added is not needed.

Do we want to keep the most to the least? I think maybe reverse the order.

What was the most damage done to your vehicle due to hitting a pot hole?
- Never hit a pot hole.
- No known damage
- Minimal
- Moderate
- Significant



[Edited by: TxJeans at 3/27/2015 6:17:39 AM EST]
LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 12:57:40 AM

How about changing "after hitting" to "as a result of hitting"?

Also, bugc - what's the difference between "Never hit a pot hole" and "N/A"? If someone would have replied "N/A" to z's proposal because they don't drive, because they live in an area that doesn't get potholes, or because they live in an area without paved roads, wouldn't "Never hit a pot hole" be equally valid for them?
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 6:22:15 AM

"Let's also include the link when posting the question and see if they accept it."

As long as the link will work all week, I agree.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 6:19:49 AM

How do you know if there is no damage? Should we say "No known damage"?
bugc
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 1:18:27 AM

Have you ever had damage done to your vehicle after hitting a pot hole?
- Yes, significant
- Yes, moderate
- Yes, minimal
- No damage
- Never hit a pot hole.
- N/A
bugc
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 1:16:58 AM

-jrsva- I am sorry that you are not continuing. We appreciate all you have done here. If someone were to overtake me using the video points, I would also consider dropping out.
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 12:45:02 AM

I'm okay with the pot hole poll.
LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 12:19:46 AM

"pot hole" looks good to me.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:48:40 AM

Have you ever had damage done to your vehicle after hitting a pot hole?
- Yes, significant
- Yes, moderate
- Yes, minimal
- No / cannot tell
- N/A
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:47:47 AM

Let's also include the link when posting the question and see if they accept it.
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:03:52 AM

How about

Do you think buying a certified pre-owned vehicle is worth it (versus buying the same vehicle uncertified)?
• Yes
• No
• Depends on the vehicle
• No opinion
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 6:19:35 AM

Sorry you feel that way, jrsva. We will miss you. I hope you will stop by and offer your input at times.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 1:20:31 AM

Various things came up that kept me away for the past few days. Now I have decided to take leave of GB for the most part, at least for awhile. I have been really annoyed by the broken site features that resulted from the software “upgrade” last June, which TPTB know about but they will not invest the effort to repair. Now this video thing. When it started I was certain it was just points for tickets, not real points added onto the leaderboards. That is so totally bogus. I collected every point available to me for over 6 years until I was in the hospital last month and missed my forum and news points one day. Now with some folks getting an extra 1k every day that are unavailable to me, my ranking is going down, not up. It should not matter but it really pisses me off. TPTB clearly no longer care about the web site or the long-time members or fairness or accurate prices for that matter. It is all about page clicks and ad revenue and the apps. So GB is going to be something I do when I think of it and when I feel like it and not necessarily every day to make sure I get all of my points. I have enjoyed working on these polls for all these years but I will now enjoy not having to think about them every day. I posted a number of polls on the Ready List not long ago and I sent my entire list to TxJeans so it will not be lost. Keep up the good work.

bugc
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 12:31:15 AM

Do we want to consider a question on potholes or are there too many places that don't have the problem?

LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 5:47:33 PM

I'm fine with the "certified pre-owned" poll, but not scout's latest incarnation of it - there's a problem with number agreement.
(... a ... vehicles ...)
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 11:39:51 AM

I'm good with it especially if we can put a link to the meaning of certifies pre-owned.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:36:15 AM

Is everyone okay with running the certified pre-owned vehicle question this week?
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 7:42:16 AM

I agree z. That was more of an example.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 7:25:33 AM

New suggestion based on PD's blog:

What are the additional penalties for unsafe driving in construction zones in your area?
- Increased minimum fines
- Double fines
- Increased points on driving record
- Other
- I don't know
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 7:19:10 AM

scoutmaster, if we do include the link, we should include GasBuddy links and not an external website. Are we advertising for cars.com?
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