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chickengoon

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 12:30:38 PM

According to my son who loves to catch gas prices while we are traveling, has said that it appears the various awards are froze in time. For example, the Reporter, Perfectionist and Iron man are not making any progress.
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chickengoon
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 7:59:46 AM

I think I figured this out. My gps is usually off on my phone. So I turned it on for past few days and now see progress.
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 2:54:03 PM

Another thing to consider is that the % listing is rounded off. When it takes more than 100 days to reach any level, it may appear that you are making no progress for some number of days.
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chickengoon
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 8:22:11 AM

Gas Buddy, thanks for your input. That does help. I thought I had been making better progress, but your analysis of my numbers makes since. Although I did not give it much thought, this is what I was thinking: For example, an award may be to provide a listing for 100 times, and I am at 17%. That would tell me that every-time I post, it would be 1% more toward that goal. But it stays at 17%. Or it takes days of reporting to increase a percent. Anyways, I'll just keep reporting accurately and whatever happens, happens. Thanks!
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 5:17:43 PM

CampKohler is referring to technical problems with the application and/or website operation. You may be having an entirely different (and less involved) issue with the awards program.

In simple terms, not knowing how many gas stations you post prices for, or whether they're generally the same gas stations and/or located in many different areas, and not knowing your point levels or posting information, all of which affect your earning the various awards, it's hard to respond to what you're asking about.

Have you checked the award criteria to see if you should be moving towards another award of it your movement is actually "froze in time"?

Somethng to consider:
You have 54,410 points, minus points for message posting and joining, meaning you've posted about 360 gas price posts.

Not knowing what level you're at as a Reporter, you are automatically at level 1 for your first app gas price post; you reach level 2 when you've made 50 gas price posts, and you don't reach level 3 until you've made 500 gas price posts (something you're still far from).

Not knowing what level you're at for Perfectionist, you are automatically at level 1 the first time you post four fuel prices at a gas station at one time) - regular, mid-grade, premium and diesel. You reach level 2 when you've posted all four prices (at the same time) 10 different times. You don't reach level 3 until you've posted all four fuel prices (at the same time) 50 different times (which in itself is 200 gas price posts).

As for Iron Man, you reach level 1 when you've posted prices for 5 consecutive days; you reach level 2 when you've posted prices for 50 consecutive days. Your profile page indicates that you've earn points (however you've earned them, fuel price posting, reading the news articles, etc.) for 20 consecutive days. That means, if you're at Iron Man level 1, you've got to post prices for 30 more consecutive days to reach level 2. You don't reach level 3 until you've posted gas prices for another 100 consecutive days.

Again, not knowing what level you're at for the various awards, have you done all that's required and you haven't been given the award for?

For reference, clicking on this link will take you a page that (in the original post) indicates the various posting requirements to move up to the next level.
Award level chart

Does that help answer your question?

[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 10/5/2013 5:20:17 PM EST]
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chickengoon
Rookie Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 3:15:41 PM

Samsung Stratosphere; have not restarted the app (I do not know how to delete apps from my phone. Would I loose what I have accomplished?). I have restarted a few times with the recent Android GB app issue. Also may have shut down phone once this week.

BTW, these award things are no issue for me, it's just my son has fun with it.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 2:10:53 PM

Please provide more detailed info about the problem: type of phone, have 1. retarted the app, 2. power cleared the phone, 3. deleted and reloaded the app, etc.?
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