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gmumma

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 4:10:49 PM

Is there anything that can be done about a computer program that posts prices? No matter what time I post the prices of my local stations, a user "BadRobot10" duplicates the posting almost EXACTLY 15 minutes later. I know it's not just a coincidence because with my crazy work hours I've posted prices at all times of the day and night (AM and PM) and it's the same think every time. There's another user in my area who frequently posts prices and the same "Robot" duplicates his in the same manner. There needs to be a way to report these types of things and possibly have them blocked from posting prices.
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 5:48:31 PM

Yep -- Poof!! Gone :-)

We're Sorry.
We can not find member profile "BadRobot10".
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 5:34:35 PM

The OP was a bit incomplete in that he did not specify that he was in Baltimore at the time; he could have been in Denver.

As of this writing, gmumma has several reports in the last 24 hours and, of all the many areas on the Baltimore site, none show a report in the cheapest 100 stations by BadRobott10. so it is probably fixed.
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 6:15:12 AM

Robotic behavior from a member with "Robot" in the name. Not programmed for subtlety!
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:09:10 PM

Interesting, but that poster is listed with Denver as home site. That said, a quick look and I didn't see any posts in Denver for that member so maybe he moved or is visiting Baltimore.
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 8:19:01 PM

As Byte_Doctor noted, there is a way to report these things. You can do what Byte_Doctor suggested or you can click on the "Help" link at the top of the page and then under "Website Feedback", click on "Leave Feedback".

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Byte_Doctor
Champion Author Akron

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:02:10 PM

Report the user to the moderators - use the envelope icon at the top right of the page and tell them what you've just told us, and include specific stations.
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