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Author Topic: What are tiebreakers for 30 day and overall when members have the same scores? Back to Topics
PuddinPal

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California

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:05:00 AM

I have never been able to figure out what GasBuddy uses as the tie breakers when more than one member have the same 30 day or overall point totals. Is it a member's length of time on GasBuddy, consecutive days or total points used for the tiebreakers or is it something completely different? I would like to know. Thank you.
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Don
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:34:20 AM

The sort order of users that are tied with the either the same 30 day point total or consecutive day count will be sorted down to the second that each user earns their points and clock in their consecutive days.

-Don
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:27:03 AM

"This is ridiculous!". Thanks for the warning and I agree the topic is ridiculous because the rank really is meaningless and will change throughout the day.
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Zimcity
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:42:54 AM

"There seems to be no rhyme nor reason that one can figure it out."

Just a quick look at the 30,725 group shows an Eastern Time Zone, Central Time Zone, Mountain, Pacific ordering.
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Zimcity
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:37:29 AM

"You would think that someone from GB would come on here and explain it to us. Come on guys, give us a break please. Thank you."I would think they have far better things to worry about.

My assumption is the point totals are queued up, based on when each member earned them and when totals are calculated, and are are subject to change whenever the system refreshes based on the current snapshot of "30 days" of time being presented.



[Edited by: Zimcity at 12/10/2012 10:40:27 AM EST]
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bytebug
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:16:14 AM

Sigh… someone else who is evidently here for points instead of cheap gas.

You are added to the rank in the order your 30 day point total is achieved.
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PuddinPal
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:06:21 AM

This is ridiculous! You have a whole bunch of people with 29,650 points and they may be ranked from 350 to well over a thousand. So you check out a few of the profiles of those with the same 30 day points to see if anything is obvious as to how it works. There seems to be no rhyme nor reason that one can figure it out. You would think that someone from GB would come on here and explain it to us. Come on guys, give us a break please. Thank you.
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hmcsretired07
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 7:12:55 AM

I say a knock down , drag out battle of forum posts to decide it all....
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ziyulu
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 7:08:56 AM

Maybe we should have consecutive seconds instead of days and we won't have this discussion.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 6:44:41 AM

Why does it matter at all?? So you are tied with a bunch of others. Is that a problem??? If it is, it might be time to take a break.
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 5:00:57 AM

Even if they all get the same ranking number, the question still makes sense, and applies to the order that they're presented on the page. Maybe someone could take several snapshots and see whether they can disprove all the hypotheses involving a sensible order. If they care enough.
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jrsva
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:45:31 PM


There is no tie breaker. All members with the same point total should have the same rank. It is a defect in the GB software that prevents these rankings from being correctly posted.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 6:44:27 AM

Who ever wins at Rock Paper Scissors.
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buckeyecountry
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 6:08:09 AM

As fluid as the list is anyway, does it really matter?
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rumbleseat
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 5:55:00 AM

Arm-wrestling or mud wrestling, your choice.
That's what I heard, anyway, and it makes perfect sense when you think about it.

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 7/29/2012 6:00:27 AM EST]
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 5:50:44 AM

I recall having seen this asked before -- though I don't recall whether a good answer was found. However, if it's not obvious by looking at a few examples, then I'd say that it's quite likely either (1) based on who achieved that total first, or (2) unspecified and generally irreproducible.
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