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NEgirlCA

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:07:25 AM

Hi there,
There is a great gas station missing from the Arcata CA listings: Gas for Less on Alliance Road and Spear Avenue. Their gas yesterday was the lowest in the area, but I wasn't able to find it. Possibly under another name?
Thanks!
NEgirlCA
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:14:09 AM

Thanks CC! This topics should be closed!
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CC
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:08:55 AM

I've fixed "Gas 4 Less" on the applicable California sites.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 12:13:16 AM

I’m sure that is correct, Roger. The station menu within the MSL lists only those stations that are in the MSL. If the name of a one-of-a-kind station is changed, the old name is instantly gone from the menu. That’s what happened when I changed ‘for’ to ‘4' in the present instance. The home-page station menu must be changed manually. I sent a PM to the Mods but nothing will happen until after the weekend. I hope they will post here when (if) it is fixed.

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RogerB
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 6:53:37 AM

I don't think the station pull down pick list for the Report Gas Prices on the California Home page is linked to the MSL.

I think that is a manual configuration, and agree that would need to be done by the Mods. I was hoping someone from CA would contact them.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 12:19:30 AM


Interesting. On the station menu in the MSL, Gas 4 Less is listed and Gas For Less is not.
In the station menu under Report Gas Prices on the California Home page, the opposite is true.
This looks like a job for the Mods.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 7:03:05 AM

Looks like there is a mis-match between the MSL in California and the pull down list on the price board. The MSL has Gas 4 Less while the pull down list has Gas For Less. They should be the same.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:07:05 AM

At the time she posted this, there was a 30 hour old price posted for the local "Gas 4 Less" station, and the time limit for that site is 36 hours.

I suspect she tried to post a price using the "Report Gas Prices" form, and didn't find the station when "Gas For Less" was selected from the station list on the "Report Gas Prices" form.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:54:27 AM

If the correct name IS "Gas 4 Less" then the drop-down list needs to be changed. It contains "Gas For Less" and not "Gas 4 Less", making the station NEgirlCA was looking for very difficult to find.

[Edited by: RogerB at 3/1/2013 5:03:41 AM EST]
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 12:03:17 AM

You are right, GB, but she cannot post it if she cannot find it. New members have not yet learned all of the tricks, like using the map set to All Stations. I suspect she was referring to the station being missing from the drop-down station menu, which happened because it was mis-named in the MSL. With that corrected this issue seems to be resolved.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:45:00 PM


You didn't say, in the original post, where the station was missing from.

As a follow-up to the below posts, if you're not seeing the station on the home page listing of gas prices, it may be because no one has recently updated the gas price for that station. Price posts are automatically removed after a set period of time (it varies from 12, 24, 48, 56, etc. hours, depending on the specific Gas Buddy area site.

If you want to ensure that gas prices are able to be seen, it's up to you (the member) and others to keep prices posted. The less frequently prices are posted for individual stations (regardless of their being the lowest or highest price in the area), the more frequently they're removed. It's really that simple.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 4:30:59 PM

The official name is Gas 4 Less Inc., including the one in Redding, which was listed in the MSL as Gas For Less. One of the station pix shows the correct name. I corrected the MSL listing and now Gas 4 Less shows up in the station menu; there are 6 of them in CA, including the one in Arcata. This should have solved the problem.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:51:44 AM

Thanks NEgirlCA , for joining GasBuddues.com and helping us post prices.

A price of $4.36 was posted at:
Gas 4 Less
3197 Alliance Rd & Spear Ave
Arcata
Posted: 30 hours ago
By: MysticMerrie

Station ID: 128636
Added to the MSL on 6/14/2010

Is that the station you were looking for?

Part of the problem may be that there is only one "Gas For Less" station listed in California:
1409 Pine St
Cross: Tehama St
Redding, CA

There are 5 "Gas 4 Less" stations listed in California, including the one you asked about. However, only "Gas For Less" appears in the pick list for posting prices.

I would suggest posting this issue in your local discussion forum: California discussion .
The senior members there might want to make some changed to the MSL (Master Station List) or ask the moderators to make a change to the station list to make those stations easier to find.

Another suggestion for hard to find stations - Try looking on the Gas Price map, and change the Time Limit to "show all stations".
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:43:06 AM

Your station is listed but with a slight variant on the name. I don’t know if this is the way the company does it; if not it should be changed in the MSL.
Gas 4 Less
3197 Alliance Rd
Cross: Spear Ave
Arcata , CA 95521-4811

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