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Zuegma

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 3:56:29 PM

I believe a few key (& updatable)information data would grately help travellers, particularly if you're going through an unknown city, state or province, such as:
- in the station address: a full phone number (including area code) which I think would ease access to "help situations - of all sorts";
- in the "Comments" input cell:
a box to check for self serve of full service availability (and surcharge fee if any); [surchage OK with me as stations that do provide that service would typically need an extra employee]
a box to check for available services such as: mechanic on duty (day time or 'available' full time on request), car wash, towing service,and a tad more space for comments.

I can appreciate that adding additional 'input boxes' implies non-trivial software changes - but maybe, just more space for comments info might alleviate that problem. Ditto for the Phone number input under the 'station address' input entry block.

Regards to all, a "Newbee" to GasBuddy.
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OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 7:49:54 AM

Ayup - it's a rare station today that has a mechanic on duty ...
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 5:29:11 AM

Most of these refueling stations are just that, they do not provide any mechanical services, so why call them?
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:10:53 PM


Can't you put the information you're suggesting onto the station listing in the Master Station List by simply editing the station's information?
Granted not everything you suggest is "check box" easy, although some entries are "check box" entries, but members can include any and all relevant station information in the "station notes" section.

If you need help doing with the Master Station List, send me a white board message and let me know you want help.
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seabrz7
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 6:44:47 PM

You should put this post in the suggestion forum for Gas Buddy, not the general gas talk.
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Zuegma
Champion Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 4:08:20 PM

a slight spelling oops:
Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 4:56:29 PM Ignore Zuegma Report Abuse

I believe a few key (& updatable)information data would grately help travellers, particularly if you're going through an unknown city, state or province, such as:
- in the station address: a full phone number (including area code) which I think would ease access to "help situations - of all sorts";
- in the "Comments" input cell:
a box to check for self serve or full service availability (and surcharge fee if any); [surchage OK with me as stations that do provide that service would typically need an extra employee]
a box to check for available services such as: mechanic on duty (day time or 'available' full time on request), car wash, towing service,and a tad more space for comments.

I can appreciate that adding additional 'input boxes' implies non-trivial software changes - but maybe, just more space for comments info might alleviate that problem. Ditto for the Phone number input under the 'station address' input entry block.

Regards to all, a "Newbee" to GasBuddy.

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