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RamJammer

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 2:34:20 AM

People seem to want only to report gasoline price and ignore the reporting of Diesel at stations that have it. It's been a problem for years. Maybe give bonus points for reporting of diesel prices.
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jrsva
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 12:11:59 AM

Bonus points for anything is a bad idea. Not only does it further encourage cheating but it disadvantages members who have no means to attain the bonus. If you max out your points every day under the current system you could still be passed on the leader board by someone who is able to get a bonus every day.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:42:08 PM

"The problem I see is not posting diesel for stations that sell it. The problem I do see is posting of diesel prices for the stations that do not sell it."

Ditto. The site has a database listing the station's features and should know if diesel is available or not. Or whether mid-grade is not available (Sam's Club).

This morning I fat-fingered premium's price into the diesel box on the mobile app and had to wait until sitting at a keyboard to figure out how to correct my mistake.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 12:33:26 AM

The problem I see is not posting diesel for stations that sell it. The problem I do see is posting of diesel prices for the stations that do not sell it.
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GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 12:28:03 AM


RamJammer,
members already get points for posting diesel prices just like any other price. There's no need to give more points for diesel, doing so would just encourage members to post diesel prices for stations that don't sell diesel at all, which is something that is now a continuing problem even with no extra points added.

I think it's just as Gas_Buddy explained below, that members tend to focus on reporting prices for the kind of fuel they personally buy and somewhat tend to ignore the others.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 2:06:55 PM

FXSpringer01:

"I would like to see more information on Gas Buudy about the Diesel market in general."

What type of information would you like to see? More news articles, background, uses, or what? Simply saying "more information" is extremely over-arching or open-ended. Is there something specific you want to see?
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FXSpringer01
All-Star Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 4:36:00 PM

I would like to see more information on Gas Buudy about the Diesel market in general.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:38:54 PM

The tendency, I think, is )that people post prices for what they use because it's what they pay most attention to. If you're considering buying fuel for your vehicle, you look for prices for what you will buy.

Second, not all gas stations sell diesel (perhaps 50 percent of the gas stations in the United States sell diesel), and not all gas stations post diesel prices even if they do sell it (just as they don't necessarily post the price of all octane blends they sell).

Assuming you're concerned about diesel price posting in South Carolina, you might want to consider starting a topic in your local discussion category suggesting/requesting local members post diesel prices.

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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 1:39:24 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.

Rumbleseat: On that theory, points should not be awarded at all, because it encourages cheating (which is true, of course).
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BBF_PFS
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 12:52:13 PM

If it isn't posted and you are driving by remember to do it yourself.
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51stovi
All-Star Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 9:40:44 AM

How about deducting points for people that post diesel prices at stations that don't have diesel.
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 6:50:56 AM

As a general rule, "How about bonus points for X" is almost always a bad idea. But, thanks for contributing your thoughts, in any case.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 6:17:33 AM

Tie the grades checked in the MSL to what can be posted!
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rumbleseat
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 3:43:49 AM

NO BONUS POINTS FOR REPORTING PRICES!
It will encourage fraudulent diesel posts.
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