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Louloulou2013

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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 7:30:26 PM

45419 is zipcode for Dayton,OH area not Cleveland. Please fix login!
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:36:15 PM

kwzh wrote > I wish the people responsible could have more sense than to give the same name to two different locations within the same state!

Likewise I wish that people responsible for creating a search based on zip code would have the sense to perform the search based on a zip code!!!

[Edited by: Scrapheap at 2/27/2013 11:37:00 PM EST]
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:22:27 PM

Oh, I see, the login button from gasbuddy.com takes you to such a page. (There used to be a map-based login as well; is that one gone?)

Anyway, as hinted below, if you want to login at Dayton, www.daytongasprices.com is the appropriate URL to use; similarly for most states, provinces, and metro areas.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 9:33:11 PM

This only happens when you login in from gasbuddy.com and there is really no reason you should have to do this. Actually, there is really no reason to ever log out.
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:34:31 PM

Are you going to gasbuddy.com?
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:31:54 PM

I'm still curious about that. What was the URL you were visiting where you specified an area (or ZIP) in order to log in? I recall having found such a page once, but I thought it had gone away.
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Louloulou2013
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 4:59:55 PM

And it is a login issue. Hadn't logged out for awhile. When I did finally have to log back in, it did indeed ask for a zip code or area. I make sure to type the area in now.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 6:45:02 AM

That is exactly what is happening Lou. The zip code search has never been that reliable.
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Louloulou2013
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:07:46 PM

Go to Wikipedia. Look up Oakwood, Montgomery County Ohio. It's there and the zip is 45419. There is another Oakwood, Ohio in Cuyahoga County with a different zip code. The search is confusing the two.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 7:50:44 AM

OK. I searched for 45419 on the Dayton site and got

Sam's Club
23300 Broadway Ave & I 271-480 Exit 23
Oakwood
madison8359
5 hours ago
update

26003 Broadway Ave & Pettibone Rd
Oakwood
defiance83
15 hours ago

Sunoco
22775 Broadway Ave & I-271
Oakwood
madison8359
5 hours ago

I got the same results when I performed the same search on the Ohio site. Oakwood is in zip 44146 and nowhere near Dayton.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:49:41 PM

URLs, either as links or as text, are automatically removed or edited until you achieve seniority here; this is a mechanism to deter hit-and-run spammers in the forum. Once you reach 10000 points, that problem will go away.

Anyway, thanks for the clarification. I wish the people responsible could have more sense than to give the same name to two different locations within the same state! (At a more local level, I'm not too happy with a spur from Rocky Rd being called Rocky Way or Rocky Ct, either.)
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:28:13 PM

The portion that showed is all that is needed to identify the page.
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Louloulou2013
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 8:08:05 PM

I give up. I see the complete URL when I type my message, but then it does not post correctly.

Click on the Gas Price Search tab and enter the zipcode 45419 to duplicate the problem.
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Louloulou2013
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 8:04:37 PM

/GasPriceSearch.aspx

The link (URL) where the problem with the zipcode is occurring did not print out completely in my last post. Hopefully this one will.
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Louloulou2013
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 8:00:32 PM

/GasPriceSearch.aspx

If you enter the zipcode 45419 at the above link (Gas Price Search) you will get Cleveland area gas stations when you should be getting Dayton area gas stations. As was pointed out by Scrapheap, this is because there are two Oakwoods in Ohio. The search is not really being done with the zipcode, though you think it is since that is what you are entering.

I appreciate everyone's comments and attempts to resolve this issue. Thank you!
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Louloulou2013
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 7:52:47 PM

Yes, login was the incorrect term to use-sorry about the confusion. When I was trying to find the gas stations in my area to post the price (login to me) I would enter my zipcode and get Cleveland gas stations-very frustrating.
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 3:20:32 AM

As an addendum to my last post, if do an area search for 45419, it returns stations in Oakwood near Cleveland. If you look at the zip code for these stations in the MSL, these are actually in zip code 44146.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 3:03:00 AM

If you use zip 45419 in an area search off the main page, it bring back results from an Oakwood, which is on the eastern side of the state near Cleveland. If you use zip 45419 on the maps, it puts you in another Oakwood, a suburb of Dayton on the west side of the state. If you do a Google search of 45419, it puts you near Dayton.

The problem is there are two Oakwoods in Ohio and the using a zip code search on the main page is not really a zip code search. GasBuddy translates the zip code search to an area search using an area name in its database.

We have a similar problem in Virginia with multiple Rose Hills and Potomac Mills.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 2:46:22 AM

Alternately, just respond to what I asked as the very first response in this thread. Where are you seeing or entering 45419, and finding it to be associated with the wrong city? (Exact answer required, including URL of the page and a description of the location on that page.)
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:25:27 PM

Lou: I believe everyone is still zeroing in on the word login in your OP. Everything is being thought of in terms of that word. If indeed there is no login issue, you should state that to clear the air. If there is a login issue, you should give us more info how the ZIP code relates to a login, because we know of no such relationship. We are stymied.

With regards to a ZIP search, I believe the way it works is that the ZIP code is converted into the postal city name and then the latter is used to do the search. Thus it is not really a ZIP search at all; it is a search by city having the same name as the ZIP that is being used. With a large city that has many ZIP codes, the results are not at all what is desired; in addition to the stations in the desired ZIP, you also get a sea of stations not in the desired ZIP.

[Edited by: CampKohler at 2/21/2013 6:26:31 PM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:44:39 AM

"Cannot use zip for Search Gas Prices feature. Works for map feature though."

What does this have to do with a login problem?
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Louloulou2013
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:44:33 PM

Cannot use zip for Search Gas Prices feature. Works for map feature though.
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Louloulou2013
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:57:45 PM

There is an Oakwood in Cuyahoga County as well as Montgomery. I found I cannot type in the zip or it assumes I'm in Cuyahoga County and not Montgomery. I have to type in Dayton to get the area I want.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 12:37:48 AM


You do not need a zip to log in unless you used it as your password. If you enter 45419 in the search box for Map Gas Prices, it takes you to Dayton. What’s the issue here, other than newbies starting new topics? (Four forum posts, all new topics.)
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 3:52:27 PM

Very puzzling. In what part of the site would a ZIP code be associated with a login?

[Edited by: CampKohler at 2/19/2013 3:52:52 PM EST]
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 4:08:12 AM

What exactly needs to be fixed? On which page (specify the URL!) are you either seeing or entering 45419 as a ZIP code, and finding it to be inappropriately coded?
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