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kwzh

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 1:30:26 AM

This topic is for posting errors & corrections to the FAQ page.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 12:57:28 AM

(Bumping dormant topic to add new data; as per the guidelines, I've already let the mods know that I'm doing so.)

FAQ #19 says that we can find a specific GasBuddy site by going to gasbuddy.com and clicking on the map, but there's no longer a map on that page. Instead of "on the map", it should say "on the state or province name".

[Edited by: kwzh at 9/12/2013 1:00:59 AM EST]
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 1:37:36 AM

FAQ #32 has garbled HTML entities, due to a naive copy/paste that replaced literal ampersands with entity ampersands. To wit:

Paragraph 2, first instance of ¢ is OK, but where the second one appears, "entity notation ¢" should be "entity notation ¢" in the source, so that it will show up as "entity notation ¢" in the rendered text.

Paragraph 3, likewise the first ñ and é are OK, but the second should be "as jalapeños and Québec" at the source level, in order to display the uninterpreted entities ñ and é when rendered. The "&" in "should use &" should be "&" in the source, in order to render as "&".

Paragraph 4, the first "×" should be "×" and the second should be "×", while the third can be left alone (or replaced with "×").
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 2:34:28 AM

Add to FAQ #44 (how to get in touch with another member):

In addition, if you click on the name of a GasBuddy member, you'll reach a page that includes a whiteboard. Unless otherwise restricted, any member with at least 10,000 points can post a public message there.

[Edited by: kwzh at 4/11/2012 2:35:15 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 7:26:01 AM

How many topics are you gonna post the exact same thing, N8KH?
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2012 6:49:01 PM

What is needed is THREE radio check-boxes on the price-reporting tool. One is for cash. One is for credit (and debit) cards. The other refers to the main sign out front.

Many reports are only from the sign out front. Most stations put the cash price on the sign, when the prices are different. But some actually put the credit price out front. (Murphy [Wal-Mart] does this.)

Your servers will quickly learn, just from reported prices, what price the big sign represents. And you will be able to enter the price correctly in your database.

This is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED for the GasBuddy reporting app and web site to remain useful. We need to know what price it is. Some people only pay by credit card. Some people would pay by cash, if that was the only opportunity to receive a lower price. In my area, you don't have to use cash; the stations with the lowest prices have the same price for cash and credit. But that is not true in all areas.

The GasBuddy app needs to be updated with this ability ASAP. Either that, or be overtaken by another app/database which will do it before you.

You'ld better get to work and do it, or lose your business opportunity.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 11:56:28 AM

Maybe a faq about how GB will notify membership of significant changes - like the change from credit to cash reporting?
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2012 11:17:59 AM

I think it should read

"The Comments field should be used to include a note about cash/credit prices."
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2012 9:17:25 AM

FAQ #16 says, "The Comments field may be used to include a note about cash/credit prices, but this is not required."

I think that this should at least *recommend* that the price difference be provided, when possible.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2011 2:23:44 AM

Perhaps the current behavior is as intended, with 5 minutes to *begin* editing, and another 5 to *finish* -- with the second clock starting when the first one ended, for simplicity. If so, then "5" is the best value to use in the FAQ text, after all. (The details of the second clock need not be mentioned there.) The rest of the changes are still worth making, I think.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2011 7:45:42 AM

Here's what I found - If you click edit within 5 minutes, you have 10 minutes to edit. If you wait longer than 5 minutes to click edit, you can't. The function goes away.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2011 7:33:07 AM

I tested it twice this morning and found it to be only five minutes.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2011 12:18:41 AM

I don't think it was announced, but yes it is 10m -- bytebug tested it on one message in the thread about extending it, and I tested it in a different thread.
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2011 11:38:48 PM


Is the edit time for forum posts actually 10 minutes now? It used to be 5 minutes. I don’t recall hearing about a change. Was it announced somewhere?
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2011 4:57:04 AM

Corrections for FAQ #36: spelling, punctuation, and value of constant.

If you want to edit your post, you can just click the edit link on your message and you will be able to edit what you posted. Please note that there is a time limit of 10 minutes for you to edit your post, after which you will not be able to edit it again. If you would like a message or topic deleted, please use the report abuse feature on it (even if it is your own) and we will remove it for you.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2011 12:35:33 AM

Fair enough. New suggested rewording for FAQ #17:

1. You can leave a message on the other person's whiteboard, which can be found on that member's profile page. To get there, click on that member's name anyplace that it appears on the site. If you'd rather not have your message be visible to anyone else viewing the whiteboard (or if they've disallowed whiteboard posting), you can instead request to buddy them, which will allow you to send a private message through the internal messaging system; however, it's generally still a good idea to leave a whiteboard message (when possible) to say that you have a matter to discuss with them, since not everybody will accept a buddy request blindly.

2. If you can't find their profile page, or get no reply from them, try to Contact Us, so we can send an email to the member.
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2011 3:04:48 PM

kwzh your whiteboard messaging didn't cover that some members set options to only allow buddies to post there.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2011 5:31:04 AM

FAQ #17 mentions contacting another member through the forum, or by using moderator intervention. The first method (three paragraphs) are obsolete now that we have whiteboards and buddying. Suggested rewording:

1. You can leave a message on the other person's whiteboard, which can be found on that member's profile page. To get there, click on that member's name anyplace that it appears on the site. If you'd rather not have your message be visible to anyone else viewing the whiteboard, you can instead request to buddy them, which will allow you to send a private message through the internal messaging system; however, it's generally still a good idea to leave a whiteboard message to say that you have a matter to discuss with them, since not everybody will accept a buddy request blindly.

2. If you can't find their profile page, or get no reply from them, try to Contact Us, so we can send an email to the member.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 7:27:14 AM

FAQ #9 - The question no longer applies but the answer is up to date.
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 11:44:38 PM

FAQ #8 was originally written in the pre-MSL days. It's now obsolete, even with the updated response. Just delete this entry entirely -- the question is no longer frequently asked.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 1:32:00 AM

FAQ #24 says,
> For more information, please see the Member Info page for more information.

Delete redundant phrase "for more information". (Either one.)
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