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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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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"?
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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?
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 7:06:35 AM

It would be nice to be able to include a link in the question.

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
LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 12:29:02 PM

> that automatically includes the first.

Just to be pedantic - it does in your example, but an example in which it doesn't is:

Here's a question based on a recent blog post:

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
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 8:45:37 AM

I think we need to ask CC if we can include links in the question.
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 6:58:07 AM

I like jerry972's version with a tweak

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
bugc
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 12:26:29 AM

I was thinking of the second, but that automatically includes the first. Here's an example of a question we recently discussed here:

Do you think certified pre-owned vehicles are worth it?
LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 11:28:45 AM

bugc - are you referring to including a link

• here (the person proposing the poll should link to the blog post, to provide context),

• in the poll that gets posted on the GasBuddy home page,

• both

?
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 6:11:03 AM

Bugc, that is a good idea. Although the powers to be then to like thind short and sweet, I would think they wouls be agreeable as long as there poll software allows it...
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 5:58:30 AM

Rate the customer service of when you had your vehicle repaired/maintained.
- Excellent
- Good
- Average
- Fair
- Poor
bugc
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 12:56:31 AM

If a poll relates to a current bog, we could include a link.
LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 6:54:21 PM

Bad_Petroleum - That is a question?

:-)
jerry972
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 6:29:54 PM

The question proposal does match up to the GB blog post. That said, I'm with byte doctor. I think we have to narrow the question to the program, not the vehicles being offered.

Do you think buying certified pre-owned vehicles are worth it (versus buying the same vehicle uncertified)?
- Yes
- No
- Don't know
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 11:34:41 AM

It doesn't work for me either. Didn't we discuss this one before?
Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 9:13:40 AM

Sorry z, but that poll doesn't work for me at all. Since the answer really depends on what car at what price, it needs an "It depends" option. I'd guess the vast majority of people would answer that way, making the poll meaningless.
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 8:55:33 AM

Simple and asking for an opinion. I like it!
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 8:33:27 AM

Do you think certified pre-owned vehicles are worth it?
- Yes
- No
- Don't know
CC
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 1:17:58 PM

Entered. Thank you.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 12:18:57 PM

*** Moderator ***

Here is our question for next week. Please leave us a note when you get it.

In which months do you think gas prices will bottom out in 2015?
- Jan-Mar
- Apr-Jun
- Jul-Sep
- Oct-Dec
Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 11:42:41 AM

TGIF, and here is my funny look at the weekend cominn'

Classic Poll
************

Do you think great literature is...

_ To be

_ Not to be
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 10:44:33 AM

go-dog-go,

But the national average did not reach $1.999 per gallon. That's why we wanted to redo this.
go-dog-go
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 9:21:42 AM

Not to divert conversation about this poll (which was formed quickly) but the second week of this year we asked in which quarter gas would reach $2.00 a gallon or 85 cents a litre. Is this poll different enough?
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