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fishwood

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:35:03 AM

If the station has an attendant, is it "Pay at pump"? (They tend to do full service, pumping everyone, and the kid even washed my window during pollen season while I was talking to the mechanic -- wish there was a "full service" checkbox.)
If Citgo gives a discount with their credit card, is that a "member discount"?
"C-Store" is convenience store, right? How much do they have to sell? (The station has an honor-system cardboard candy display, that probably doesn't make it, but some have more than others.)
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MBAcura
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 10:14:43 AM

@Scrap "I'm just curious as to how it is displayed."

Just seemed like an odd request for someone from Virginia to want to know about a station being temporarily closed in Orlando.

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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 12:16:16 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject (full service).

Scrap & BD: With regard to discounts, I guess it depends on what your definition of discount is. I think it can be assumed that their single prices have the discount built in, whether or not this is technically "a discount." If it were not for that discount, one would have to say they are in the fuel biz only to provide the customer convenience of having nearby fueling while shopping at the store (which I don't believe for a second); the lower-than-normal price is the attraction at these stations.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 11:02:51 AM

I'm just curious as to how it is displayed. Why is this such a difficult request? All I'm looking for is a station ID.
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MBAcura
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 9:02:01 AM

Scrap Heap, Anything in particular you're looking for? I checked the history, and it's the first time that member had changed anything. There are a couple of other users who have updated various address and location marker things through the years. Including myself. It had been closed temporarily once before.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Because I would be curious to look at its history.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 9:44:22 PM

Scrap heap, why? It was a Shell station in Orlando..
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 9:14:06 PM

"And can you imagine a scenario where membership is required, but they get no discount for being one?"

Sure. Costco, Sam's Club, and BJ's Warehouse are prime examples. You pay to join the "club" and you get to use the Gas Station. It's not as if the gas stations (with, I think, the exception of Pennsylvania, but I may be wrong) were open to the public and you got your discount for being a member. They're "closed" membership stores/clubs for which there's one price for fuel, and one price only.

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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 12:55:36 PM

"And can you imagine a scenario where membership is required, but they get no discount for being one?"

Sure, we have a couple in the area that require a membership but don't give a discount to members. The benefit is that as a member you can buy fuel there, which is always much cheaper than anywhere else - but technically you don't get a discount for being a member, you get to buy at their normal price.
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Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 12:39:42 PM

MBAcura - Which station did you change from permanently closed to temporarily closed?
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 11:31:01 AM

So what does the "membership discount" question do if there is no associated station feature in the MSL? And can you imagine a scenario where membership is required, but they get no discount for being one? ("Do you give a discount for membership? No, you have to pay extra!")
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 8:45:18 AM

Rich, I have been posting some cleanup using the app edits recently, and while yes, it doesn't result in an immediate MSL update, there have been some pretty quick responses in getting diesel removed where it isn't sold. Also saw where someone marked a station closed permanently, presumably via the app since they always post only 1000 points per day, have a shadow head avatar, and have never made a forum post, and the change took place very quickly.

I checked the MSL and it was updated. I changed it back to temporary close.

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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 6:59:31 AM

I think that's wrong. Especially when you're trying to report a price for a fuel type that is not listed there.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 5:55:41 PM

The app's Edit Station feature seems to be nothing more than a suggestion box that doesn't result in any actual modification to the MSL.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 4:51:37 PM

CampKohler wrote > There isn't a "member discount" station feature in the MSL.

True but the OP was asking about "App edits". On the Android version of the app you can click on Edit Station. You can then click a check mark, an x or leave a "?" for each feature. Two of the features are Membership Discount described as whether or not this station provides a discount to members and Membership Required described as whether or not this station requires a membership to purchase fuel. The first one doesn't correspond to anything in the MSL. Not that any of this matters because no matter what you do when trying to edit features using the app, nothing changes.
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fishwood
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 2:20:25 PM

It's in the first screen of suggested edits, first "Does this station require membership to buy gas?" (with a little cameo of a person icon), then "Does this station offer a discount to members?" (with a tag icon.)

I don't know why it's a suggestable edit if it can't be reflected in the MSL.

(I'm only there because the station is still showing an open data field for Diesel price when they don't sell it.)
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:55:04 PM

There isn't a "member discount" station feature in the MSL. The Membership Only feature has to do with whether a non-member is prohibited from purchasing fuel at all.

With respect to everything else, it has to be looked at what the public will think when they see the feature. If you think that they are likely to find items essential to their travel at a store, then that's what you should look for. (A candy bar won't do if you have run out of diapers, although the same color may be involved.)
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:36:24 PM

If you pay the attendant at the pump then it is "Pay at pump".

Do you pay a membership fee? If so, then it could be a member discount.

C-Store is an actual store.
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bimmergary
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 10:26:41 AM

Nice extra, but 'Pay at the pump' means I don't have to wait in line at the country store. Brand discount, yes? Store to me means at least snacks and drinks or else milk, etc, not just smokes/candy.
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