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hawkman74

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:35:18 AM

I've concluded there has to be more ways to earn points on gas buddy than what is shown. I tried maxing out my points the last thirty days by reporting prices every day, reading news items, posting messages, voting in the weekly opinion polls, and using the tell a friend feature. I believe I got the maximum points possible in a thirty day period...yet I see hundreds of other users far exceed my thirty day point total. To me...the only way that is possible is if there are other, lesser known ways of earning points.

Does anyone know?
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 2:40:04 PM

SUVFan, what I find silly is all of the discussion about the "mysterious ways" that "senior" members are able to scarf points. That and all the repetitiveness of how there should be more and more ways to get more and more points.

That's silly.
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SUVFan
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:27:29 AM

What is silly about this thread? The 30 day list is pretty confusing. Hawkman74 had some concerns from what they saw, posted about them here, and received information that explained how the list works.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 7:05:32 AM

True CelticHeart but you cane earn points by posting in it! Oh crap! I maxed out my points for the day already! This gets me nothing! Dang!
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CelticHeart
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:06:05 PM

This thread is just plain silly.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:39:13 AM

bytebug's post is right on the money. Max out the available points. Besides, they are really sorta useless.
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rumbleseat
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 3:16:09 AM

"but many that have been on this site for years, do it all the time, get way more points than I can get maxing out daily and weekly"

That is just silly!
It is possible in a given day, or week, to get more than the "maximum" based on the timing of posting prices, etc. It always has been. However, in the next period, a full day's worth of points aren't available because they have already been earned.
So, technically, I guess, every second week, one could have 8 day's worth of points, but the weeks in between one would have 6 day's worth of points. At the end of the month, the half year, or the year, whenever you feel like counting, the average is still the same if one has maximized the available points.

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 3/7/2013 3:17:18 AM EST]
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Scrapheap
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 6:34:33 PM

At this time, you are number 5 on the 30 day list. Doesn't seem to me that you have anything legitimate to complain about.
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CelticHeart
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 6:28:09 PM

No one gets more points than anyone else.

BigHorne, just keep on posting. The are no other ways of getting more points.
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bytebug
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 3:27:35 PM

In the 542 days that you've been a member, you could have earned approximately 537,450 points. Your current total of 375,250 is about 69% of that possible maximum.
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hawkman74
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:16:40 AM

The point on 30-31 days also answers my question. Thanks.
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hawkman74
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:14:27 AM

Thanks for the replies...perhaps those large point differences were due to slightly delayed point totals. At the time I made this post, it looked like people had been 1400-1500 points ahead in the same 30-day period...but I see that is no longer the case.

Thanks.
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tkawashima
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:51:59 AM

975-1075
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:43:38 AM

975/1075
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:43:04 AM

hawkman:

Did pilotmass's response answer your question?

Just for understanding, as you wrote "I see hundreds of other users far exceed my thirty day total", the 30 day leader board shows the following:

1 MrGasKGB St. Louis, Missouri 31,420
2 BIGALRPH St. Louis, Missouri 31,340
3 stefanwaggoner Bakersfield, California 31,265
4 kc58veteran Pennsylvania 31,105
. Bad_Petroleum Miami, Florida 31,105
6 hawkman74 Dallas, Texas 31,075

There do not appear to be "hundreds" of others exceeding your thirty day point total, let alone "far exceeding" your point total.

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bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:29:32 AM

975 / 1075 is the best.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:27:19 AM

I cannot do any better, than the post below, but many that have been on this site for years, do it all the time, get way more points than I can get maxing out daily and weekly. I don't know the trick either.
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grim_farva
Champion Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:13:22 AM

I've only been able to get 975 or 1075 on sundays
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the1roadhog
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:44:27 AM

975 is no jive
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MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:17:15 AM

And why do you need more points than the rest of us? 975 per day is the maximum.
Live by it!
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:44:37 AM

The answer is in the FAQ and copied below: http://gasbuddy.com/faq.aspx

Ignoring the limited points (initial signup and Tell-A-Friend), a member can earn 975 points per day, plus 100 more per week for the opinion poll, which would seem to put a limit of either 29,650 or 29,750 (depending on which day of the week you look) for the 30-day limit. And in fact you may note that there are quite a few people with that "ideal" score.

The 30 day points standings are calculated down to the second. You can actually have 31 days worth of points in the points standings, depending on what time of the day you posted 30/31 days ago. With this in mind, and if it was a new member signup who maximized all possible points earnings in their first 31 days it is possible to achieve 32125 points on the 30-Day Points Leaders Table!
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