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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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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:47:01 AM

Vehicles do have a license plate. Can't legally drive on the road without one.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:05:32 AM

I don't think "licensed" is the right term. A driver gets licensed, not a car.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:56:55 AM

How about

How many registered and licensed motor vehicles are owned in your household?

• None
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four or more
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jmdeng
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:03:46 AM

Thanks for clarifying street legal, DesertRat2011.

BTW, do we need to use the registered qualification? Would licensed be good enough?
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:12:18 AM

My spouse's vehicle is in my name. Do we want to ask:

How many registered and licensed motor vehicles do you and your spouse own?

or

How many registered and licensed motor vehicles are owned in your household?
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:36:14 PM

Actually, we do not have to say ‘designed for road use’ if we ask it this way:

How many motor vehicles do you own that are registered and licensed?
• None
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four or more

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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:31:27 PM

“What about people who include toy cars (like Hot Wheels, Remote Controlled Cars, Power Wheels, etc)?”

Those are not “motor vehicles designed for road use.” Some people misread the question and answer incorrectly. That probably happens every week; we have no control over it.

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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:27:03 AM

I like “motor vehicles designed for road use” that are registered.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:11:52 AM

What about people who include toy cars (like Hot Wheels, Remote Controlled Cars, Power Wheels, etc)?
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:12:59 AM

Four years ago, Poll 2010-25, we asked about ownership of unregistered vehicles. Should those be included in the number-of-vehicles poll? It may not matter to a lot of folks but it would to me. I have five motor vehicles that I can legally drive on the road. Three are registered with DMV and two are unregistered vehicles that I drive for farm use.

If we specify “motor vehicles designed for road use” that will eliminate trailers, ATVs, etc. That should also eliminate golf carts. Even if they are legal in some areas, they are not *designed* for road use.

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:08:44 PM

billphx85015, apparently you did not bother to read the original post for this category. Your question and subsequent rant do not belong in this category let alone topic.
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HAS ANYBODY EVER BOTHERED TO ASK OUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENTATORS WHY WE ARE PAYING THE PRICES WE ARE PAYING ? answer because they claim there a shortage but there is no shortage of oil or gas what they say and the press prints it you show me what other business can continue to raise there prices when ever they want and we just take it were being screwed everyday and lied to by our govt .THERE IS NO REASON FOR US TO PAY THESE PRICES . JUST THINK HOW MUCH BETTER THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE IF THE PRICES WERE WHERE THEY SHOULD BE THIS COUNTRY WAS MADE WITH THE AUTOMOBILE AND NOW WE ARE BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY THE OIL COMPANY. AND WE SHOULD STAND UP TO IT. JUST DO NOT BLOW THIS OFF I'M CORRECT
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 6:03:19 PM

In quite a few Cities down here in the desert you can drive golf carts on some streets. Cart has to meet http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/rulings/lsv/lsv.html.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 4:26:27 PM

I'm sure when we ask about vehicles in the household we mean street legal ones and not golf carts, lawn mowers, ATVs, etc.
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 4:02:23 PM

Street legal motor vehicle needs to be licensed by the DMV for that purpose.
My question is looking for engine powered vehicles that you legally drive on the street.
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jmdeng
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:36:41 PM

Is there a legal or just popular definition of "street legal"? How is a snowmobile street legal? Is a bicycle (or perhaps an electric bike) street legal?
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jmdeng
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:34:48 PM

> We need to make an assumption that if you have the pressure display, you will also have the warning lights. Otherwise, we need a separate answer and it would be too wordy.

Then the pressure display answer should be first to catch any of the lazy responders.
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 2:47:13 PM

If asking about all should we change 4+ to 4 & add 5+ ?
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jerry972
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 2:16:20 PM

Either way, we can ask the question. I understand desert rat's distinction but whether we ask about street legal or all vehicles makes no difference to me.
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:52:06 PM

My question isn't quite the same. I'm asking for street legal drivable vehicles only. Those would be more related to GasBuddy then all vehicles aka trailers, ATV, snowmobiles etc.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:18:09 PM

In 2005 27, we asked, "How many vehicles do you have in your household?"

I guess after 9 years we can repeat the question.
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:10:37 PM

New question that I don't believe has been asked before.
How many drivable street legal vehicles do you have?
0
1
2
3
4+

[Edited by: DesertRat2011 at 4/14/2014 1:11:17 PM EST]
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 6:45:30 AM

We need to make an assumption that if you have the pressure display, you will also have the warning lights. Otherwise, we need a separate answer and it would be too wordy.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 5:10:07 AM

Yes there are jmdeng. Both of my vehicles have warning lights and my son's vehicle has the actual pressure per tire.
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jmdeng
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:32:21 AM

Are there cars with both warning lights and pressure displays?
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 11:20:32 PM

When we asked almost a year ago, Poll 2013-32, “Do you consider TPMS worthwhile . . . ,” we got a 60% favorable response. More recently we worked on a survey question on TPMS but never voted on it. This looks pretty good to me:

240, Does your primary vehicle have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?
• Yes, only warning light(s)
• Yes, with pressure display
• No
• I don't know

We also have a poll on our ready list asking how recently one’s spare-tire was checked.

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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 9:21:25 AM

Revision:

Do you have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on your primary vehicle?
- Yes, with warning light only
- Yes, with tire pressure readings
- No
- I don't know
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 9:20:49 AM

I do remember us talking about one. I did a search and could not find whether one does have it in the car. Here are the two TPMS questions that we did:

2013 32 Do you consider an automated tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) a worthwhile feature for vehicle safety and efficiency?

2009 49 Is your tire pressure checked regularly?
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:06:39 AM

Yeah I thought we kicked a TPMS question around not too long ago.
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jmdeng
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 4:49:20 AM

Didn't we have a question or two (or was it just discussed and never completed) regarding TPMS this past year?
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 12:37:06 AM

I'd add an I don't know answer to the TPMS question.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 1:02:07 PM

New suggestion based on PD's blog:

Do you have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on your primary vehicle?
- Yes, with warning light only
- Yes, with tire pressure readings
- No
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 12:58:50 PM

New suggestion:

Compared to today, what do you predict for this summer's fuel prices?
- Higher than today
- Lower than today
- About the same
- I don't know
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 12:57:47 PM

I agree with scoutmaster's latest version.
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jmdeng
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 1:12:50 AM

At least the additive poll was close to settled.

If indeed the additive poll was selected, next time someone can sneak in the "What does your significant other think of your GB involvement?" question. =)
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 12:16:59 AM

We will know on Sunday.....
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 11:35:19 PM


Oh boy, I wonder if CC looked on down and picked up the one we intended or got the additive poll that was under discussion. My fault; I should have bumped up Z’s Mod post when I replied to Scout. I guess we will find out on Sunday morning. He probably got it right.
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CC
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 4:42:10 PM

Entered. Thank you.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 11:25:16 AM


I like Scout’s version of the Additive poll just fine. Z, you really can’t put in ‘I don’t remember’ in place of ‘I don’t use....’ That leaves Go-dog out along with lots of others, I’m sure. Scout and I often disagree. Since we’re together on this one maybe we can wrap it up.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 8:42:37 AM

how about

When using fuel additives, do you notice a difference on how your vehicle runs?
• It runs better
• It runs worse
• Various results
• No difference
• I don't use them
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:06:03 AM

What do people, like me, who have never used additives answer with that version of the poll? (I'm commenting on ziyulu's latest suggestion for the fuel additives)

[Edited by: go-dog-go at 4/11/2014 7:07:08 AM EST]
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:04:23 AM

*** Moderator ***

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

Would you consider an electric or hybrid for your next vehicle?
• Yes
• No
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:03:43 AM

I like the option "I don't remember" better.

When using fuel additives, do you notice a difference on how your vehicle runs?
• It runs better
• It runs worse
• Various results
• No difference
• I don't remember
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:27:50 AM

Sounds good.
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 12:10:39 AM

OK

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 11:42:57 PM

works for me.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 11:39:09 PM

We need to post one for the Mods tomorrow. I looked thru the ‘ready’ list and I think this one might have been there the longest. Without objection, let’s put this up:

254, Would you consider an electric or hybrid for your next vehicle?
• Yes
• No

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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 11:30:30 PM

On the additives question, I can accept ‘various results’ but unless we get rid of ‘never’ we have to add ‘I don’t remember’ and perhaps ‘inconclusive.’ For the version Z presented, I have no possible answer. Changing only a couple of words fixes the problem.

When using fuel additives, do you notice a difference on how your vehicle runs?
• It runs better
• It runs worse
• Various results
• No difference
• I don't use fuel additives

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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 11:22:56 PM

Z, on the accident question, if you chose not to make repairs you still paid because you chose to accept a reduced valuation for your vehicle. It is not likely that everyone will read it that way so perhaps leaving ‘no one paid’ in there is acceptable.

If you have you been in an accident with an uninsured driver, who paid for the damage?
• I paid or my insurance paid
• Other party paid
• No one paid
• No such accident

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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 2:07:38 PM

OK Z. I hear you.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 10:01:46 AM

Having been through three funerals in three weeks, I have noticed that drivers pulling to the side of the road is a mixed bag. Either people don't care, or are in a hurry, or aren't taught that in drivers ed.

Do you pull to the side of the road for a funeral precession?

Always
Sometimes
Never
Did not know you should
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