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regulate_now

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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 5:52:53 AM

I noticed an unusual error yesterday and today at the same station. This is a Speedway in Indiana, MSL #48814. Yesterday morning (Wed Feb 6) in the 5:00-ish AM EST time frame I tried to post a price and it would not take. All I noticed though was that the current post time was counting down, from 1 hour ago, then 59 minutes ago, then 58 minutes ago, etc... That was all I got then and I thought it odd... The station did take prices normally the rest of the day after the posted price countdown expired...

Then this morning (and I have more details (Thurs Feb 7) the station began doing the same thing. I tried to post the prices (all 4 for R/M/P/D) and they did not take... I tried this using the website on my favorites list. I went to the website map to see what was there since it showed me a price posted 1 minute ago on my smartphone. The Gas Price Map showed a post for all 4 prices by 'Visitor' posted at 6:50 AM Thurs, Feb 7- still 90 minutes in the future... as it was currently only 5:20 Am, same day/date...

As I am typing this, if I check my favorites list, the station shows as posted 1 minute ago; if I look at a map, it still shows the future time of 6"50 AM still an hour away, Thurs, the same day/date future time...

Can you look at this stations reported prices for the specified times and see what/how a 'Visitor' posted or was able to post a non valid furute time? Maybe a loophole to fix? It prevents a real price or a price update apparently till the error expires...

The countdown is what shows on the android app, the '1 minute ago' is how it shows up on my favorites list via the website...
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regulate_now
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 5:55:17 PM

I've seen "GB Direct" posts where to me as an outsider looking in, these are prices that are auto populated by outside sources (the companies wishing so/agreeing with GBs for such)... I know what they are...

I've always believed "Visitor" posts were those from app users that were not members or logged in...

Is this not so or why would a "Visitor" post in Indiana be auto populated from an outside source? System auto populated sources, wouldn't they just keep/refurbish/refresh the same ID/data???

I am confused a bit... and maybe it doesn't matter anyway. ...but thanks for getting the time stamp fixed...
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Don
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 3:24:23 PM

Hi regulate_now,

Thanks for your inquiry.

Some prices on the site are auto populated from a number of different sources, the source for those prices specifically was coming from somewhere that was an hour ahead of the server time (which, would appear as posting in to the future and result in some funny looking time stamps).

This had been corrected as of earlier today, so it should not happen again in the future.

I hope the explanation helps.

-Don
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regulate_now
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 6:55:23 AM

Same posted prices all by 'Visitor' also at two other Speedways, MSL # 48909 and 48914. Both also with future times, this moring it was again 6:50 AM
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