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maxstar

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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 10:58:26 AM

Since the MSL collects the information on a stations features, it would be nice to allow visitors of this site to utilize the data to find products or services a station has other than fuel.
For instance if a member is looking for a station to inflate a tire it would be nice to search or filter down to stations that have air. Same for propane or Full Service or other station features or non standard fuel types.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:52:30 AM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new subject.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 10:46:32 PM

You are right TxJeans, either a filtered search or the ability to search by a station feature is the idea. So if I wanted my search to only include those stations that have an ATM machine I could include that in my search criteria (or filter down to it). Or if I needed a station that provided auto repair, I could use that station feature to search by.

Gasbuddy has collected plenty of information over the years with respects to station features and I think this suggestion would make the data more useful.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 8:06:19 PM

Actually, I think Maxstar is asking for a filtered search feature for the MSL...
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 8:02:40 PM

QuickTripper:

You can, already, include the "store hours" in the Station Notes on the Master Station List (along with a lot of other information); maxstar's suggestion (as I read it) is to have additional "check boxes" that a station has this, that, etc., as an easy viewing (vice reading the station notes).

But you can include store hours or any other text information in the Station Notes that you believe is useful to others. maxstar is suggesting a shortcut.
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QuickTripper
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 1:08:27 PM

Great idea... Maybe even have "store hours" on the postings???
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 8:35:00 AM

I also support this idea. Good job Maxstar!
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 11:24:13 PM

I support this idea.
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lonewolf2nv
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:33:07 PM

You know I never put any thought into it, I knew you could sort by price, distance, grade but it would be nice if you could search based on the other things that the program already tracks.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 11:24:38 AM

Excellent suggestion maxstar!
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Scrapheap
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 11:17:48 AM

I strongly support this suggestion.

If there were a full service feature in the MSL, this could really help people with disabilities.

If there were a pure gas check mark, this could help people trying to avoid ethanol.

With the current MSL entries, this could help people looking for E85.
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