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slowpoke96z28

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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2014 11:57:47 PM

Consistently. One of the exxons I report at has another guy for the last week or so posting the wrong price. Honestly, I think he is selecting the wrong station as there is another exxon about 3~4 miles away that the price he inputs does match. How do I get a hold of him and tell him he's posting on the wrong station?
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MBAcura
Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 7:15:21 AM

Saw another one yesterday morning. Posted all over the community, didn't get one right. Been a member since Aug 2013, but has 1100 points. Sheesh.
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MBAcura
Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 5:22:34 PM

I can understand fat fingering a price here and there, and have done it myself. I've passed by a station later in the day, and see an incorrect price, and wonder what knucklehead posted that? and when I look, I see it was me.

But when people post prices, from far away (yes the Mods can tell how far away you are when you post your prices), and they post 5 or 10 stations incorrectly, it makes you wonder what the motivation is. It can't be points, since they are capped at 1000.

Is it that brief moment of Internet fame? or trying to collect awards for number of different stations?

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shadoee
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 8:03:57 AM

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MBAcura
Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 10:46:20 AM

Lol. It is about the click throughs for sure. I've seen a rash of bogus price posting lately.

Just minutes before I pass by a station, someone has entered completely incorrect prices. One station I could see, but they did it all the way down a major thoroughfare, updating, incorrectly, about 10 stations.

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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 11:49:55 AM

I believe it MBAcura. But I don't think TPTB see it the same way.

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 8/13/2014 11:50:12 AM EST]
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Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:31:41 AM

" Either way, after x tries to contact the member with no response, they should terminate the account."

Can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with you Scoutmaster...

:D :D :D :D

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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 6:43:10 PM

See PD's post in this thread:
here
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 1:40:22 PM

"Its possible that the member is being warned via email each time, and is choosing to disregard the warnings."

Or gave GB a burner e-mail address. Either way, after x tries to contact the member with no response, they should terminate the account.

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 8/12/2014 1:41:30 PM EST]
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SSIMIGUY
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 1:19:00 PM

carlaisis keeps reporting prices 20 cents lower than actual for 76 station Cochran & Sycamore in Simi Valley in CA
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Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 10:27:47 AM

Maddog, I don't think it will do any good, but I also sent a note alerting them to the situation you are seeing.

Its possible that the member is being warned via email each time, and is choosing to disregard the warnings.

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MBAcura
Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 11:05:07 AM

they get this message for posting wrong prices,
Way to go! You have earned 1000 points.

There is that. It's kind of like voting yourself a paycheck....oh wait...
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MARIOWERX
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 10:54:36 AM

they get this message for posting wrong prices,
Way to go! You have earned 1000 points.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 8:06:39 AM

"Pretty soon, when every other email is from you, they'll have to listen MD. Keep sending them..."

Or, they may just mark them to automatically go to SPAM file ;-)

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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 2:19:52 PM

"Pretty soon, when every other email is from you, they'll have to listen MD. Keep sending them..."

You would think this would be true, but I wouldn't hold my breathe waiting for a response.
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Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 1:55:03 PM

Pretty soon, when every other email is from you, they'll have to listen MD. Keep sending them...

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maddog57
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 9:22:40 PM

She posted three bogus prices today...sent notes to the mods...as usual no response.
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maddog57
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 9:46:40 PM

I've sent them a note this morning...no response.

Also tonight I sent this note

Also be advised at the Speed Limit she posted 3.95 for Premium, the price is 3.93 and has been for several days.

http://www.winstonsalemgasprices.com/Speed_Limit_Gas_Stations/Winston-Salem_-_SW/13700/index.aspx

3.43
Regular
1h ago
bgfistler

3.73
Midgrade
1h ago
bgfistler

3.95
Premium
1h ago
bgfistler

3.75
Diesel
1h ago
bgfistler
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Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 10:45:42 AM

Maddog, do you think she has opened up a 2nd account? Point that out to the Mods as well. That is against the T&Cs of the site. Could be a banishment level offense.
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maddog57
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 10:08:21 AM

No luck yet, she is spamming prices again today. Interesting that someone made up a new account yesterday called bigego336 (our area code) that has only posted at two stations I am usually the only one who posts prices.
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maddog57
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:29:28 PM

Caught her tonight as well...Sent this to the mods....

Again tonight bgfistler posted a bogus price. The prices she posted are listed below...however please review the photographs I uploaded tonight taken about 10 minutes ago AND the photo I uploaded yesterday that show the PREMIUM price is 3.93 NOT the 3.95 price she posted. You will notice that this user spammed prices at the stations I had posted at on my way home from work.

How much longer will this person be allowed to post bogus prices? This makes six out of the last eight days where we have caught her posting bogus prices...several like tonight with photographic evidence. I also took a picture of the price on the pump and uploaded that to show the price on the signboard and the pump are one and the same.

http://www.winstonsalemgasprices.com/Speed_Limit_Gas_Stations/Winston-Salem_-_SW/13700/index.aspx

Thank you.

3.43
Regular
36m ago
bgfistler

3.63
Midgrade
36m ago
bgfistler

3.95
Premium
36m ago
bgfistler

3.93
Diesel
36m ago
bgfistler
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maddog57
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 4:05:34 PM

Caught the same spammer again yesterday. I was lucky...I drove a station on my way to lunch, noticed the price had changed. By the time I got to the restaurant to post the price the spammer had posted the old price. I posted the new price and took a photo of the station showing the new price. I talked to a guy at the station who said the price had been the new price for several hours before the spammer posted the old price. Between myself and one other person we have caught this person posting wrong prices on five different days in the last week alone....and we have photographic evidence which has been presented to back up our claims. This is the same user that was warned back in April.
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maddog57
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:06:58 PM

Nothing from the mods.....

Today was a good day for catching spammers...if this doesn't get the mods attention nothing will. Two stations down the street from each other had changed prices this morning. I posted all the prices EXCEPT regular. However I took photos and quickly uploaded them to my account here so there should be a timestamp on the photos. TWO HOURS later bgfistler posted the old prices. Since I work just down the road from the two stations I ran out and took new photos showing the same prices. I then posted the correct prices.

Open message to the mods.....what does it take to get a spammer booted off of here?

Anyone else have any suggestions?
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maddog57
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 4:57:57 PM

I caught others today....there is a station where for several days I have only posted the PLUS and Premium prices. This spammer...emshin usually posts in a part of town a bit after I do....well they have not been posting at the station where I only posted two stations..but they did post at the stations before AND after this station. Today because the regular price changed I did post the regular price and Lo and Behold emshin posted all three prices...however there was another station up the street where the regular price changed and I didn't post it and emshin posted the old regular price. They've been reported for all the good it will do.
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maddog57
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 4:53:44 PM

I posted the photo on my profile. That's the best one can do....

Here is another one for bgfistler.

Another bogus price...their price changed around 1PM to 3.39 but BGfistler posted the old price of 3.43 well after that.

3.43
Campus Gas And Service
1231 Polo Rd & Rosedale Circle
Winston-Salem - North
bgfistler
2 hours ago

http://www.winstonsalemgasprices.com/Campus_Gas_And_Service_Gas_Stations/Winston-Salem_-_North/9247/index.aspx
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:39:27 AM

I sent some pics of price issues to the Mods yesterday, and they came back with their email system is Text only, and they cannot view images. ???? Really?

One of the two price spammers in my area 'disappeared' yesterday. So maybe they are paying attention...

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maddog57
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:45:01 AM

They did it again yesterday...and this time I have a photo. The regular price changed at a station before 0800 yesterday. I posted only the diesel and lo and behold several hours later the spammer posted the old price. I work right near the station so I went and took a photo of the price within minutes of their posting. Sent all this to the mods....of course no response yet.
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maddog57
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 7:22:29 PM

This person is a known price spammer. One time they posted the same bad price at one station for four days in a row. This person has been reported almost countless number of times to the mods.

[Edited by: maddog57 at 7/8/2014 7:22:38 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 5:14:52 PM

This goes back to members are not obligated to use the "time spotted" option and, in fact, many members don't even know there's a time spotted option. Unless members are obligated to use the "time spotted" option, perhaps with a pop-up showing each and every time a member wants to post a price, people will post prices when it's convenient, even if it's one or two hours from the time they saw the price.

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maddog57
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 1:35:45 PM

The problem is the prices changed to 3.46/3.66/3.96/3.87 over two hours before this person posted the prices....

Shell
500 Akron Dr
Hemlock Dr
Winston-Salem - NE, NC 27105-3767

3.48
Regular
52m ago
bgfistler

3.68
Midgrade
52m ago
bgfistler

3.98
Premium
52m ago
bgfistler

3.87
Diesel
52m ago
bgfistler
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:12:13 AM

on the ipad

Costco
1050 Cranberry Square Dr near Executive Dr
Cranberry Twp

3.69 Reg - MikeBikePA 3 hours ago 5a
3.89 Mid - Visitor 22 hours ago 10a 7/14
3.89 Prem - MikeBikePA 3 hours ago 5a

Should be no mid at Costco.

edited because I got my dates wrong. Its a weekend.

[Edited by: MBAcura at 6/15/2014 8:13:30 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 7:07:03 AM

I just deleted a mid-grade price for this station

Costco
1050 Cranberry Square Dr near Executive Dr
Cranberry Twp

Let me know what you see.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 6:42:16 AM

That could be the key although the other day I saw a price I deleted come back many hours later and I'm on an Android. I just checked and the deleted diesel price is back so there goes the iPhone theory.

I don't know what is causing this but it needs to be fixed. Where are all the moderators?
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Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 6:02:57 AM

Yes. iOS devices, iphone and ipad.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 5:13:00 AM

I deleted that at 9:25 PM. I'm not seeing it on my Android now. Are you on an iPhone MBAcura?
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 10:53:14 PM

I'm seeing $4.19 by CDekker, but it's from 3 hours ago. Probably someone else posted it.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:47:29 PM

GetGo
6513 Steubenville Pike near Park Manor Rd
Robinson
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Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 3:23:48 PM

Scoutmaster, put the address of that GetGo station up, and I'll check it in the iOS version...
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 1:06:31 PM

Well, it's about 8 hours after I deleted the bogus diesel price for the GetGo in Robinson and it is still gone.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:36:41 AM

Now I deleted a diesel price - GetGo in Robinson - a couple hours ago and it is still gone.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:33:17 AM

Sorry guys. Getting slammed at work. Couldn't participate on that last one.
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bimmergary
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 10:50:43 PM

Yeah, I see both mids still there on android.

[Edited by: bimmergary at 6/10/2014 10:54:15 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 6:43:42 PM

Mine came back some time in the last 45 minutes or so.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 6:38:09 PM

The old crap is back! This needs to be fixed.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 6:33:20 PM

By 6:10 PM, the diesel price I had zeroed out earlier had reappeared with the old spotter and old time spotted on the app. There seems to be no rime or reason to how long a zeroed out price will remain removed from the app.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 4:38:51 PM

bimmergary and MBAcura,

I don't see a mid-grade price for that Sam's. Take a look at the Costco on Cranberry Twp. I just deleted a mid-grade price there.

minus5torr,

I don't think someone who is trying to help with the integrity of this site is a whiner.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 4:13:57 PM

Thanks, yes Ronzonie persists in posting diesel at that 7-11 every day, and there is no diesel sold there. I zero'd it out on the website, but it persists in mobile.

Scoutmaster, for:
Sam's Club
289 Mt Nebo Pointe Dr near Mt Nebo Rd
Ohio Twp

I see 3.65 Reg, by MattysMansion 4 hours ago
3.77 Mid, by Greydart9999 7 hours ago
3.89 Prem, by Greydart9999 7 hours ago
4.11 diesel, by Greydart9999 7 hours ago

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bimmergary
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 3:34:04 PM

Scoutmaster, still a midgrade 6 hrs ago @ that Sam's.
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minus5torr
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 3:05:36 PM

I posted a price in error to a local Caseys in New Castle a few months ago and was promptly scolded on my whiteboard by a webwhiner. Imagine my surprise when the very same person did the same thing at the same station this past Sunday! Maybe now, he'll realize that sometimes it's an honest mistake and lighten up. I think enough people are updating prices often enough that if there's an error, it will get corrected soon.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 1:05:14 PM

MBAcura,

I see a diesel price of $3.92 posted 4 hours ago.

I'm thinking it's a diesel issue. I deleted a mid-grad price at a Sam's Club and it never reappeared on the app. I also deleted a diesel price from a GetGo and it is back on the app. I'm on an Android.

Look at this station in Pittsburgh

Sam's Club
289 Mt Nebo Pointe Dr near Mt Nebo Rd
Ohio Twp

Let me know if you see a mid-grade price.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 12:32:51 PM

I looked at that 7-Eleven on the website and there is no price for the diesel showing.
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