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Fonedoc

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Long Island

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 12:31:17 AM

It's annoying when someone who does NOT drive around the area gets to post 20 or more stations and just recopies what someone else posts. It is frustrating that when I post a price and I've been there in person, and you can follow it on my app, in a few minutes, my posting gets overwritten by the same person all day/night long. It's just reprehensible behavior.

I even did a test by lowering the price on one of my favorites by a penny for mid-price to correct it, later, just because I wanted to see if the guy changed it, back. Simply, he copied mine and re-posted the same incorrect price.

Too bad someone like that can't be suspended.
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maddog57
Champion Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 10:41:20 AM

Agreed....the most posts (real or not) means more hits to the website and mobile app...the more hits, the more revenue.
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MustangEddie
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 8:19:05 PM

Since the launch of the app accuracy & complete info has waned immensely.Also non response to repeated complaints about members who can't figure out how to post properly is now the norm. Obviously ad revenue & site clicks are all the owners care about & accuracy means nothing anymore.
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 7:13:29 PM

I am thinking there still might be some mapping issues with older devices. I have seen a station that was reported daily (or more) go to not being reported for long stretches (a dual priced station) and 2 posters that post for a dual priced station and always post the same price for both cash and credit. The second situation could be abuse, or mis-mapping, and I began to suspect maybe mismapping based on the other station falling off the radar...
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Scrapheap
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:45:00 PM

What version of the app is Fonedoc using? Is the problem a mapping problem between an old version of the app and the website?
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maddog57
Champion Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:29:47 PM

I've reported one user here to the mods about 30 times...several times with photographic evidence...and this is after she was supposedly warned by the mods for posting bogus prices. Not a word from them about the issue and she is still spamming away....I caught her today at three different stations posting bogus prices....NADA peep from the mods...I am guessing it's OK to post bogus prices...
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MustangEddie
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 12:43:51 AM

I wasn't going to respond to this but here we go.Nothing like the pot calling the kettle black. You've done everything you complain about repeatedly and blatantly.This all stems back to you having a problem with me correctly reporting cash prices on the site with credit differential in the comments & them showing on the app as credit.Since then GB has corrected that problem.I bet you have 6 stations on your FSL & you believe you own them.I can almost for certain say that you are not driving with your app just after midnight every night & reporting those 6 stations all at the same time when it takes 22 minutes just to drive between the 6.Also why do you only post the Exxon station in Amityville when there are 6 stations within a couple hundred feet of there.I'd venture to say it's because you aren't driving there just reposting old prices.Also you have repeatedly posted days old prices even though the price has changed .When you do post from the site some of your posts have wrong & irrelevant comments while others are missing key & very important comments.Also I have never copied your wrong prices but have corrected them repeatedly which is why your prices get posted over.I've reported you repeatedly to the moderators since you joined because of all your wrong postings but apparently they don't care.

[Edited by: MustangEddie at 8/6/2014 12:46:17 AM EST]
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JJ5340
Rookie Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 6:19:51 PM

SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL GASBUDDIES IN DURANT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GAS AND DIESEL THEY HAVE BEEN POSTING GAS PRICES FOR DIESEL PRICE I GUESS THEY ARE JUST COPYING SOMEONE ELSE
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maddog57
Champion Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:50:53 AM

AMEN....a few of us have been reporting a user here. Supposedly the user was warned back in April but is still spamming prices. TWICE in the last week two of us not only caught her posting bad prices but we had photographic evidence. The prices had changed so we took photos of the price boards and uploaded them to our accounts here. Then we waited and sure enough she posted the old prices so we then went back (one time less than 15 minutes after she posted the old prices), took "after" photos showing the prices she posted were bogus....posted those and sent notes to the mods....****ZERO response from any mods on the issue. It used to be posting bogus prices was an offense to get your account terminated. Also this user appears to have another account. This account posts at pretty much the same stations but now and then one will post at one station and the other at the next station, then back to the first at the third...etc..etc. Sometimes one will post regular and the other PLUS. Then again the mods haven't done anything.
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:36:25 PM

He can. Report him to the mods.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:00:59 AM

If you see someone consistently doing what you posted, Fonedoc, monitor this over time and if it continues, notify the moderators.
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