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ivchisholm

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 11:23:18 PM

There are gas stations that are not pre-listed within GasBuddy, and one must add the details of these stations each time. There should be some method to be able to verify the actual existence of these gas stations and have them added to the list of stations so that one mustn't have the hassle of re-entering this info every time they go to post updated prices. And I mean something other than making it a favorite...they may not be my favorite locations, although I am trying to help keep their prices updated on here.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:17:08 PM

Instead of wasting time using CK's wiki, just start a topic on your local site (or see if one exists) and post the info there. You will get better results that way.
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:11:16 PM

For newbies wishing to hand off station data to a senior in order to add it to the MSL, use this modified edit page to gather it.
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ruca2012
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 9:48:29 PM

I tried entering a new staion not on the list and it was a hassel entering the location. kept asking to latittude and longitude and I google the info and tried entering the info and no can do.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:15:27 AM

ivchisholm:
"And I mean something other than making it a favorite...they may not be my favorite locations..."

To add to what Gas_Buddy said about your FSL - you can also break it into sub categories - so you could name one as your Favorites, and another as your "Others post to". I have mine split to north county and south county.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:44:39 AM

"Agreed; I frequently use the Cumberland Farms on SR 54 & Foggy Ridge and have to manually enter the station info each time..."

I'm gonna guess bobbyfingers means he has to open the door to the station since he has been a member for over two (2) years and only earned just over a day in points.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 8:59:37 PM


ivchisholm:
"And I mean something other than making it a favorite...they may not be my favorite locations..."

Just for clarification, just because a station is on your "Favorites" list doesn't mean it's one of your favorite stations. It's not as if other members can see which stations you like or dislike (i.e., which stations are among your favorite locations). All "favorites" refers to is to identify those stations that you may post prices for most frequently; if you want, consider "Favorites List" to read "Stations I Frequently Post Prices For".

The Favorites List of stations...the ""Stations I Frequently Post Prices For" list is simply what you're asking for, an easier way of adding prices. That's all the "favorites" list is.

[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 11/12/2012 9:00:42 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 7:33:37 PM

bobbyfingers wrote:
"I frequently use the Cumberland Farms on SR 54 & Foggy Ridge and have to manually enter the station info each time..."

That sounds like you're posting the price after the price listing has been automatically deleted (prices are deleted 12, 24, 36, 48, or 72 hours after they're posted/updated, depending on the Gas Buddy website in which the prices are posted).

What you could do to save yourself time is to make the Cumberland Farms station a "favorite". As a "favorite", the station will appear towards the bottom right of your home page (in a "Favorites List" area, and you can simply post the prices into the information-already-listed entry for that station.

If that's confusing, let us know and we'll walk you through the process.
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 7:07:49 PM

As Gas_Buddy indicated, you need to prove yourself by posting sufficient prices to get your car. So, in the meantime, post the info in your local forum where there will be some that can update the MSL. In doing so, you might find that there is other good local information in your local forum.
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bobbyfingers
Rookie Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 3:41:44 PM

Agreed; I frequently use the Cumberland Farms on SR 54 & Foggy Ridge and have to manually enter the station info each time...
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 5:55:58 AM

There is such a method. But you can't use it.

Certain features on the site are not available until you've achieved a bit of seniority (10k points, which takes about a week if you post prices diligently, maybe a month if you're stuck at home). This is because there have been problems with vandals in the past, and it's not feasible for the very small GasBuddy staff to take time to vet each new member.

If you'd rather not wait for your own seniority to trigger, you could try posting the station info here, or to your local forum. The latter might be a better choice since people might be hesitant about adding a station that they haven't observed first-hand, and the folks who have seen it first-hand are more likely to be reading the SC-specific forum.
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