Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    3:39 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Talk back to us! > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Prices Back to Topics
cterrebonne

Rookie Author
Orange County

Posts:1
Points:145
Joined:Dec 2007
Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 3:59:21 PM

Prices today are shown at 2.39. When I pull up, several stations state 2.49.
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
bytebug
Champion Author Orange County

Posts:29,354
Points:4,768,325
Joined:Oct 2001
Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 8:42:12 AM

There is no place in Orange County where you are going to buy gas for $2.49. The lowest price today is $3.45.
Profile Pic
TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:7,587
Points:854,430
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 10:15:32 AM

Exactly - the two links you provided were for new 1/120 that had just joined. The one, I had even whiteboarded suggesting that they come back to clarify their question so they could be assisted. Some of the others I have done the same and they have returned to clarify their comment / question.

There are no prices at their site for $2.39 or $2.49. And the typo was made twice...And, the OP gave no information about what stations - nada.
Profile Pic
RichWLIN
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:7,768
Points:1,286,055
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 10:02:35 AM

Personally, I don't even think this is a real member; it is more than likely someone using an alias identity to troll for responses here in these forum areas.

There seem to be a significant number of these kinds of members who post here, including some that have recently registered. With online anonymity, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish between a troll and a new member even if they decide to return to the discussion and or post prices.

It is the new people who join and test the waters by posting, what they believe to be, legitimate questions or comments here that are of concern if increasing membership and participation are desired. It doesn't seem reasonable to run off everyone who asks uninformed or premature questions with aggressive responses. Some of these folks are simply not combative and choose to move on rather than opting for what they must perceive as an affront.

I would challenge cterrebonne to return to the discussion and add his/her thoughts. If not, this thread will die a quiet death.

RG
Profile Pic
TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:7,587
Points:854,430
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 9:26:24 AM

This user saw wrong prices, but did not enter the correct prices.

I asked the op some questions and pointed out where someone might be able to give more information on stations that most of us know nothing about.

If someone that has been a member since 2007, and is complaining about incorrect prices w/out posting corrections, I suggested he ask about this in his local forum. Their point total changes over time, so if it increases they are a user that decided to start participating, if not, they really have no cause to complain that prices are wrong.

Yeah, I was in a bad mood last night. I wonder where he is finding prices in the 2 dollar range?


[Edited by: TxJeans at 2/9/2014 9:25:08 AM EST]
Profile Pic
RichWLIN
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:7,768
Points:1,286,055
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 8:59:22 AM

"100 joining
25 reading one news article
20 the one post made."

I'm curious. What is the purpose of adding this to a post? I've noticed several similar 1/120 signatures added to member's comments recently. Presumably, it is to identify a member's limited activity, but isn't that apparent to all who are reading it anyway?

For instance
in this topic shotgun questioning of a newbie was puctuated with a 1/120 post script or signature. And again in this response.

Just wondering what meaning or purpose, if any, the shorthand identifier or point accumulation math has?

RG

[Edited by: RichWLIN at 2/9/2014 8:59:20 AM EST]
Profile Pic
TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:7,587
Points:854,430
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:47:12 PM

Cterrebonne,

Prices shown today where? I don't see any listed at Orange County for $2.39.
How old were the prices? And, did you update them? Are you using the WEB site or the APP and which APP?

Where are you getting prices at $2.49? Are you talking about price of gas or milk?

Possibly you might ask the locals in Orange County in your local Orange County forum.

100 joining
25 reading one news article
20 the one post made.
Post a reply Back to Topics