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IPumpIt

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 3:56:08 PM

A certain gas station that I post an accurate price for keeps being removed. It happens about once a hour.

I refresh the page after about 20-30 minutes and my price is gone, not updated with another price from another member or anything, but completely gone. I have literally had to re-report the price at least 4 times just since noon.

What could be the reasons? I hope it's not a competing gas station with a member here who is doing this maliciously, if that's even possible.

Any help would be appreciated, as the prices are 100% accurate at the time of posting so why would they be removed?

Fishy.

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IPumpIt
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 11:40:53 AM

Just updated it again, 2 cents cheaper than the rest of the city.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 6:47:57 AM

It's gone now but it could have expired.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 7:19:15 PM

It's been there today for the last 6 hours.
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 5:47:42 PM

>> Then it looks like the problem is solved and this topic can be closed.

Actually, not. I looked again later yesterday afternoon, and the post had again disappeared. I don't believe that the price was so much lower to have been automatically removed by the site, so it will require a mod to look at the logs to figure out who is removing them.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 6:50:03 AM

Then it looks like the problem is solved and this topic can be closed.
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IPumpIt
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 5:09:39 PM

Price has not been removed since I messaged a MOD, great news.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 5:00:50 PM

You said twice in 10 minutes. And yes, I have it on my screen.

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[Edited by: TxJeans at 2/8/2014 5:06:27 PM EST]
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IPumpIt
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:59:30 PM

Tx, keep checking then, 20-30 minutes like I said.

[Edited by: IPumpIt at 2/8/2014 4:58:28 PM EST]
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:56:58 PM

here it shows.2 minutes later
4minutes

Still there at 12 minutes.



[Edited by: TxJeans at 2/8/2014 5:02:06 PM EST]
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IPumpIt
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:55:58 PM

Thanks for the reply, it's only a cent or 2 difference though, would that still matter? It is the actual price with no coupons/codes/discounts. I am literally looking at it right now out the window.
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:53:59 PM

If the price is too different than other stations in the area, the site will automatically remove it as being suspicious. You'll need to contact a moderator to get them to enter an exception.

That said, make sure you are entering the cash price, and not a discounted price (like with a membership card or carwash purchase).
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IPumpIt
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:50:26 PM

And it was just removed again, that's twice in 10 minutes. This is getting a little weird.
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IPumpIt
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:42:27 PM

My price was just completely removed again.

http://www.ontariogasprices.com/index.aspx?fuel=A&area=brantford&dl=Y&intro=Y

http://www.ontariogasprices.com/Esso_Gas_Stations/Brantford/91929/index.aspx
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IPumpIt
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:16:54 PM

Maybe it has something to do with being the best/lowest price in the city most of the time?
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