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EdW

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Riverside

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Joined:Jun 2001
Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 11:38:31 AM

Hi All,

I was just wondering if this makes any sense to anyone. I noticed that Salbato84, the top half-year point leader, has a profile that shows something like "can't be found", yet his/her point total keeps going up and is in the lead. Make any sense?

Just curious. Thanks!
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:29,802
Points:3,631,450
Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 3:00:39 PM

Why should there be a designation? The member, apparently, is only "banned" from some activities, not banned from all Gas Buddy activities or points activities?

I understand the sentiment but as long as Gas Buddy is allowing the member to take part in activities that result in his/her being at the top of the list, I defer to the current process.
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DesertRat2011
Champion Author Riverside

Posts:6,280
Points:1,074,565
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:14:18 AM

Yea I noticed that in our top leader name for Riverside. Maybe they should put a * by there name to show who is banned?
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EdW
Champion Author Riverside

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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:12:14 AM

He is still showing as in the lead. Not sure how he is doing it.
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 12:48:36 AM

Maybe it was for abusing the system to maximize the half-year points.
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ziyulu
Champion Author Austin

Posts:11,091
Points:2,201,100
Joined:Aug 2007
Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 12:18:50 AM

I wonder why he got banned?
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EdW
Champion Author Riverside

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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 3:48:52 PM

Thanks for the excellent explanation!
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rumbleseat
Champion Author Winnipeg

Posts:25,279
Points:3,829,920
Joined:Oct 2002
Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 3:19:58 PM

Banned users are not eliminated, they just don't show up in the forums, or in the price posts, or both.
They aren't eliminated (unfortunately) because GasBuddy doesn't want to deal with bozos who would try to take legal action over being eliminated. I can't blame GasBuddy for making a system that makes some of the banned members not realize they are banned.
So they show on the leader boards, they make price posts that they can see, they make forum posts that they can see, and some of them continue whatever got them banned using the whiteboards.
Members banned for continued bad price posts aren't eligible to win the gas cards.

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 2/2/2013 3:21:47 PM EST]
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EdW
Champion Author Riverside

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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 2:32:06 PM

Thanks. Any idea why his points would still be increasing?
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Scrapheap
Champion Author Virginia

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Points:2,953,775
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:38:29 PM

That user has been banned.
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