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Chuckles63

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Texas

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Joined:Jan 2013
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:41:20 PM

How do I add a station? Every time I try it says I have to be a registered member.
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Points:4,008,930
Joined:Jul 2001
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 11:26:19 PM

Chuckles63: Are you sure the station is in need of being added? As opposed to, say, it not showing up on the price list because nobody has spotted it recently?
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:51:07 PM

There are two basic answers to adding a station.

First, gas prices (and the stations for which there are prices currently posted) are removed on a predetermined basis, generally 12, 24, 36, 48, etc. hours after the price was posted (or a price was updated). You can simple complete the Report Gas Prices section on the home screen. Your price posting will remain for the predetermined number of hours for your Gas Buddy site.

Second, you can, once you reach "senior" status (i.e., either 10,000 points, which can be achieved in as little as a week and a half, or have a car icon), add stations to the Master Station List, which provides more station information than the simple home page Report Gas Prices section. You, in essence, are helping add to the Gas Buddy data base of stations for use by all members.

You should, and it's only a suggestion, review the Frequently Asked Questions (aka FAQ) section to learn the basics of this website. That section answers many of the questions new members have, and may preclude your starting new topics asking questions that either have information already provided, or have been asked multiple by members starting new topics rather than taking time to read the Help section, the FAQ section, etc. (This is not critical of you but rather noting that many members don't take the time to learn about aspects of this (or other) website(s).

I'm sure your fellow Texas Gas Buddy members look forward to your posting gas prices to help them be more knowledgeable shoppers, just as their price posting will help you be more informed when deciding where to shop for fuel.
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bytebug
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:25:29 PM

Is there really any point to have a FAQ if people are too lazy to check it?
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Scrapheap
Champion Author Virginia

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Points:2,690,525
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:10:23 PM

You have to have 10K points to add a station or otherwise alter the Master Station List.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:91,085
Points:3,586,470
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:07:12 PM

You need to earn 10,000 points to do anything in the MSL. I suggest you post the station info in your local forum and ask someone to add it to the MSL.
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