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ihuey99

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 3:25:09 AM

Change Commuter award from a consecutive day based award to a total number based award.
Having one consecutive day based award is enough.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 5:01:33 PM

More a combination - must meet a threshold. Your list is becoming unusable with too much unfiltered debris. But, I would say, a minimum threshold would be that it provides true value to the majority and main purpose of the boards -- finding cheaper prices. There is no need for separate awards on the APPS than the website. See Gas_Buddy's response.

[Edited by: TxJeans at 11/23/2012 5:04:00 PM EST]
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 1:44:01 AM

Should an idea be evaluated on its own merits regardless of GB's workload, or should each idea be compared with all others that have gone before and ranked as to priority? If the latter, then each idea must stand up against not just one or two that might be on member's minds at the moment, but every last one of them.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:35:21 PM

Hey medic? Which would you rather see? Changes in the APP awards or improvement in the site to allow the users to better find and track prices of gas? I would rather see site improvement than waste time on lame APP awards.

Like, maybe having the cursor default into the text box when you post?

[Edited by: TxJeans at 11/22/2012 11:37:04 PM EST]
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medic6133
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:13:04 PM

I'd like to see the award structure change too. In essence it's just a doubled Iron Man award broken into two 12-hour blocks for submissions.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:36:06 PM

This suggestion was added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new subject.

As GB made no effort to publicize these awards or explain how they work, I think it is safe to say that only the Award Fairy knows about them (and she isn't talkin').

[Edited by: CampKohler at 11/21/2012 11:39:49 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 6:51:40 PM

Because the only one that sees the commuter award (the app awards in general, for that matter) is the member him/herself, and because the commuter award is already in place, it wouldn't make any difference if the "award" was removed or not. Unless you're making it a point to say "Hey, this is the award I got...this is the award level I'm at", it's just as easy to not pay attention to the award if you don't want to.

I agree with the others; unless there's a reason to overhaul the entire app award system, no time needs to be spent on removing the app award.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 5:30:25 PM

I agree with Maxstar - in fact, I would do away with the app awards :-P
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:09:35 PM

I don't think any time or effort should be wasted on changing the "awards". The resources should be directed to a long list of other improvements that could provide some real benefit to users of the site.
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giraffefan
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:30:40 AM

Seconded.
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