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kristenh1013

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 2:02:33 PM

On the Android mobile app, there are awards for different things: adding prices on a Sunday, Late Night prices, entering prices from different states, etc.

Why are these not listed on the full site? Why is there not a mention or an explanation of what each award means and how to earn each one?

Why is it only on the mobile app?
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Pizza53
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 8:11:27 AM

Scrapheap- Thanks for your reply. I can see your point and wish there was a way to really police false reports. I have had two people in the area post prices at stations with no pumps instead of removing them from the master list. I have subsequently removed the stations. Too bad, a nice feature like the awards can not be used due to abuse.
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Scrapheap
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 5:10:43 AM

Pizza53 - One of the negative consequences of the Appp Awards has been an explosion in false price reports. I would prefer they get rid of the awards. I certainly don't want them to become more visible and encourage even more false reporting. I would rather have quality over quantity.
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Pizza53
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 6:09:26 PM

Ok, regarding the question and answer below.. Encouraging real time pricing is great, but would be greater if there was a line in the persons profile which lists awards and award levels, showing increases as they come. Gas buddies could then see the progression of friends as they move along and would give even more incentive to use real time posting.. IMHO.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 2:49:20 PM

The awards (which only the member knows he or she earned) are an incentive to encourage members to post in more real time than. rather than delaying posting of prices until the member gets home or to work before posting the prices. It enables other members to see prices as currently as possible as members generally carry their mobile device with them but not their computer.

As to what they mean, at least on the iPhone app you can learn what each one means individually by clicking on the category of award. Or you could read about the awards (and the different points levels needed to achieve each award in various topics ss:

Awards discussion

As for how to earn each one, the moderators deliberately haven't posted the requirements in order to keep the members guessing and posting and ultimately feel satisfaction when the award is ultimately achieved.

Why only on the mobile app: Because it encourages real time price posting.



[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 10/22/2012 2:51:29 PM EST]
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