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glennski

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:21:05 PM

let us add the city option is it possible?
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 8:49:56 PM

Don, that is what I was thinking. In the Tampa forum we actually have the names of 2 or three of the 4 counties in the drop down. They don't pull anything and are not city names. Because of the geography of the area, it might be nice if you could pull by county, or even n/s county. But, this is very regional and not a big deal.
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bthor76
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 7:50:24 PM

City option? Don't understand.
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Don
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 3:55:48 PM

I think they might be referring to being given the ability to add an area into the website drop down menus.

Until the OP responds with more info (if ever), there's not much use in speculating.

-Don
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 2:01:41 PM

No, it's more like he doesn't like the color of the speed bump and wants the warning signs printed with Elbonian subtitles and bordered with fur and facing in the wrong direction. (I don't have the slightest idea what that means, but I thought I would play along in the traditional GasBuddy team spirit.)
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 9:57:26 AM


TxJeans wrote:
"It is sort of like a neighbor telling you that because he uses the street you are on, you should change the color of your house."

Actually it's more like a commuter drives through your neighborhood because he doesn't like the traffic on the main road and tells you you should change the color of your house and, by the way, remove the speed bumps on the road he's using do drive through your neighborhood. And he might add that your speed bump is slowing him down driving through your neighborhood.

It would nice, if not common courtesy, as jrvsa noted, if members starting threads, be they asking questions or making suggestions, at least acknowledge the responses of other members. Even if the member starting the topic doesn't agree with or like the responses, many of us (regardless of differing opinions, views or perspectives, whether we think a suggestion is good, bad, or worthy of implementing, or a comment intelligent or insightful) try to respond intelligently and responsively to the member's concerns. The least a member can do is acknowledge the responses others members took the time to respond to the topic he or she started.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 7:04:14 AM

kzwh "I would not equate suggesting an improvement with "complaining". "

There is a fine line between "suggesting and improvement" and "complaining". If you can't take the time to put out your suggestion in a clear manner, and don't come back to discuss it, you are complaining. And, even offering a suggestion when you are a taker and not a contributor is not a being a bit of a snob or lazy or just not being part of a community. It is sort of like a neighbor telling you that because he uses the street you are on, you should change the color of your house.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 6:14:52 AM

I don't mind those who use and don't contribute. What I do mind is those who use and don't contribute and complain.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 1:06:32 AM

I cast no asparagus at those who use the site without contributing, though I think it is unfortunate. The situation that I find odd is that someone would go to the trouble to post a suggestion and then not return to the forum to see what is being said about it, to answer questions others have posted, to explain what the suggestion means. No one here seems to have the faintest idea what Glenn would like to have done.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 12:51:06 AM

I would not equate suggesting an improvement with "complaining".
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 10:23:33 PM

Ditto to what TxJeans posted.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 8:59:54 PM

CK "SM: And what is wrong with people being "users?" Isn't that the whole point of the site? If GB wanted only those logged in to use the site, they could have made it that way. "

If you use and don't contribute for the betterment of the group, you shouldn't complain.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:59:17 PM

CampKohler:

Just an opinion, but it's always interesting that many of the "users" want the changes and "improvements", want easier and better access to gas and/or diesel prices, but don't (health issues notwithstanding, though I have no idea how you came up with that) think it necessary or even appropriate to post gas prices to help others.

As for "With glennski having been around eight years, it must be assumed he uses the site without logging in, i.e. to check prices.", sorry, but I have no idea why that should be assumed. If you said "it's possible that...", that would be one thing, but I won't assume or presume "he uses the site without logging in...", let alone suggest "health issues that make it difficult for him to log in." (Health issues preventing a member from logging in, which can be perpetual log-in, but not unhealthy enough to not be able to check prices? Not trying to be presumptuous, but I would assume that if a member needs to check prices (for presumed driving), he/she should be assumed to be healthy enough to "log in".

The bottom line, to follow-up jrsva and scoutmaster is simply that glennski wants changes, whatever "city entries" and "city option" mean, but simply hasn't posted any significant number of price posts to help his/her fellow Detroit Gas Buddy members. That's what I assume jrsva and scoutmaster were talking about.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 2:40:38 PM

jrsva: With glennski having been around eight years, it must be assumed he uses the site without logging in, i.e. to check prices. There could be any number of reasons for that, including health issues that make it difficult for him to log in. You can't know what the truth of the matter is without uh, knowing the truth of the matter (which doesn't stop some members from complaining anyway).

SM: And what is wrong with people being "users?" Isn't that the whole point of the site? If GB wanted only those logged in to use the site, they could have made it that way.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:08:51 AM

Not all that odd jrsva. The OP is more of a user than a contributor.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 12:29:27 AM

Right CK, I’m here for the duration.

Interesting how many folks will post a suggestion and then never follow up on it. Usually it is a newbie, often a 120 pointer, one and done. In this case we have it from a member for more than 8 years, albeit a largely inactive member. Very odd.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 3:12:30 PM

In other words, you are not likely to moooooooove.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 11:48:18 PM


I'm a rural guy; for me the city is not an option.
I don't even like going to one, let alone living there.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 4:25:34 PM

I left him a whiteboard asking for more info.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 12:23:01 AM

What's a city option, and which feature of this site would be improved by adding it?
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