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timewalker

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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 12:14:35 PM

There needs to be a way to report people that update prices without actually seeing or having a way to know the price. One of the "Champ" posters in my area has posted every single price at every single station - including diesel at a station that doesn't carry diesel - and sometimes updating with prices that are as much as $.26 per gallon different from the posted price within minutes from from when I passed the station.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:17:10 AM

Glad to help. I imagine it will fix it until the next numpty comes along working on their app awards and posts a diesel price knowing it isn't sold there.

Here's to hoping GB gets its act together soonand fulfills its promise to tie the ability to post prices for a grade to whether the MSL shows it being sold at the station.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 6:19:07 AM

Thanks Byte_Doctor!! It worked. I cleared a price out and it has stayed clear for almost a day now. Hopefully that fixes it (I doubt it...)
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 7:08:45 AM

mohrorless, here's the process to zero a price as posted by another member in the Talk Back To Us forum. I hope it helps!

You can only "zero" out a price from the full website, "Search Gas Prices" section.
This cannot be done from a mobile app, mobile website, or even the gas price map on the full website.

The price you want to delete must be displayed in the "Search Gas Prices" results list. If necessary, select only the area and station name you want to remove. You must be sure the Diesel tab is selected if you want to delete the Diesel price. The price you want to delete must be displayed in the gas price search list.

Click the update link below the price you want to delete, to get to the "Report a Price Here" window for that station.
Enter zero ( 0 ) for the price, and a comment, such as NO DIESEL FUEL SOLD HERE ! to explain why you are removing the price.

Click the submit button, and you should then see that station listed with a price of 0.00.

Click the "Show prices from the above areas" below that station, and you should then see the other stations from that area, with the station for which you deleted the price missing from that list, confirming the deletion.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 6:12:55 AM

I have contacted the mods about 1 station in my area. People are CONSTANTLY posting prices for diesel. It isn't sold there. The mods do reply and tell me they have cleared the price and contacted the offenders about it. Then within a couple of days they are right back at it.

One thing gets me. The mods keep telling me that I can clear the price. They said: "As a senior member using the website, you can delete false prices, duplicates, etc. by clicking the price in the price list, and setting the new price to 0 (zero). When you do this, ALWAYS leave a quick note as to why it was deleted in the comments field (just delete the existing comment, and input your reason). Only site administrators can see these messages" However when I do that, the price is not reset.

I'm ready to give up...
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2013 12:17:00 AM

That's pretty much what I'd concluded, as well.

tenasha12, the GasBuddy folks sometimes wait for multiple reports before taking action -- and they also sometimes take action without informing the people who filed the report in the first place.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 2:55:42 PM

"Is there some benign explanation for why someone might be continually posting a diesel price for that station? How many prices are on their sign?"

A benign way? Yes. One gas station lists the prices for regular, mid-grade, and premium, and the station next to it lists the prices for regular, mid-grade, and diesel, same color numbers and same color background. And example is the two stations I pass daily; if you don't pay close attention you don't know one is posting the price for premium and the other for regular (both of which, for the past several weeks have shown the same price ($3.89 and before that $3.92) for premium (the first station) and diesel (the second station).

"...is there a way to tell whether a specific member primarily uses the Web site or the app?"

If you mean is there a way members can tell, no. But based on what moderators have said in the past (when they've clarified a member's comments about never having missed a day posting but not getting credit), I believe moderators can easily determine what platform was used for posting.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 2:47:17 PM

"Btw, is there a way to tell whether a specific member primarily uses the Web site or the app?"

Not really but if someone is posting stations every day and their forum posts are 0 and it seems their point totals are for prices only then you could make an educated guess that they are app users.
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tenasha12
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 11:34:06 AM

I've done it did not work someone else from my city reported person false gas pricing ||GB didn't do a thing
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 4:25:50 PM

Is there some benign explanation for why someone might be continually posting a diesel price for that station? How many prices are on their sign?

Btw, is there a way to tell whether a specific member primarily uses the Web site or the app?
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Effincrazy
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 3:00:29 PM

Seems like a lot of people don't understand the different grades of gas. It's really not that complicated.
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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 9:13:23 AM

This is another case of where you have to keep contacting the mods until they are tired of seeing your name reporting the offending and finally do something about it.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 6:22:51 AM

Wow, you guys are spot on with how I feel this morning. There is a local station in my neighborhood that does NOT sell diesel. for months people have been posting a diesel price there. The price is tha same every day, it doesn't change a cent - even when the other prices at that station change. I have cleared the price (according to the instructions I have received from site moderators) and reported the individuals (there are a couple of big offenders - 1 of them is a HUGE dog in this area), I have always heard back from a moderator and the price at the station gets cleared out sometimes. BUT the price is back there within 24 hours. i almost feel like I am wasting my time.

I just made a suggestion that they change the app/web site so that you can not post a price for a grade of gas that is not sold there. handle it like the different price for cash/credit question that comes up on the app. make it so that it has to be edited on the station's information page.

Something really needs to be done. it's starting to make me question the creditability of the prices i do see...
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georgia2girl
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 1:14:31 PM

Reporting erroneous prices is a strong clue that there is cheating going on, but with so many mobile apps out there today, there is no way to be sure that someone posting a minute or two right after you is really cheating.
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TheJediCharles
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 12:42:41 PM

Yes, hotrod. The problem is not dismissively small when the culprits are not directly disabled.

"He who does not punish [knowing false gasbuddy entries]* commands it to be done."
-Leonardo da Vinci
*knowingly false gasbuddy entries is evil

Anyway, the countermeasures must be given teeth. Otherwise the value of everything the site and app is good for erodes.
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hotrod85merc
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 11:11:02 AM

I have 6 members in my immediate area that I call "armchair reporters". One member simultaneously reports prices at about 30 stations in 2 provinces twice a day. Another one posts prices for mid grade or diesel fuel where they aren't even sold. And the best example is one member with 600000+ pts in only 18 months reports prices at stations that are closed. I even used the master station list to take the 2 closed stations off the list and he/she still posts prices. I've questioned it and reported it to the mods but they still continue to do this. Totally undermines the usefulness of this website and the phone app.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 2:29:28 PM

Got this for an erroneous diesel price I reported

"Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The member has been contacted. Please let us know if they continue to post inaccurately."

So yeah the mods do respond.
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TheJediCharles
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 9:28:45 AM

Okay, thanks, and sorry about not doing it the preferred way first. I would not have gone out on a limb if I wasn't 100% confident it's not only repetitive but no accident and knowingly. Regardless, in regards to procedure, to the 1st moderator that arrives, feel free to delete my post.

I'll message a moderator directly. Thanks Scrapheap.
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 9:11:39 AM

TheJediCharles - You should report the person to the moderators. The moderators do not like us posting on other peoples boards about this issue. Since the person in question has 0 forum posts, it is unlikely she is seeing any of your posts on her whiteboard and may not visit the website at all. The moderators can contact her be email and eventually ban her if she does not post correctly.

[Edited by: Scrapheap at 9/3/2013 9:12:15 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 8:57:57 AM

If you know the prices are bad, delete them and put a note in the comments why you are deleting them and PM the mods with the info.
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TheJediCharles
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 8:44:45 AM

I'm observing user name "medwards2020" making what is obviously, knowingly false entries at a particular station I frequent. I've made a statement on her (or perhaps him with a sock account) whiteboard describing in full detail, if you wish to read it.

If it doesn't get rectified, what is the best actions I can take as an observer of what is obviously abuse of the rewards system and save the app from yet another abuser?

[Edited by: TheJediCharles at 9/3/2013 8:45:17 AM EST]
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 8:26:04 AM

Well said Gas_Buddy. I don't expect a response for every errant price report. They have already indicated the volume of workload and that they do try to track and give the benefit of the doubt that the person might have pulled up the wrong station of that brand, fat-fingered, or mis-read the sign. Around me most Sunoco's post Reg/Diesel. I was in another area where they post Reg/Mid/Premium, and one station that posted Reg/Mid/Diesel and one that posted Reg/Mid/Pre/Plus etc. It is easy to see how someone could accidentally post the wrong price.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 5:11:00 AM

When I report bad prices, I also PM the moderators. I have received numerous responses from the moderators in regards to this. Lately, these responses have tapered off. Just because you don't get a response doesn't mean they didn't do anything.

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 9/3/2013 5:11:36 AM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 12:34:57 AM

Regarding receiving a response from the moderators after reporting "an abuser", on occasion I've received acknowledgement, more often I haven't.

Considering the workload, I don't expect the moderators to acknowledge each and every generic post or inquiry or complaint unless it's specific to me. Maybe I'm naive but I assume that they'll take my notifying them for the action (or non-action) as they think is appropriate. And yes, I'm sure some things will fall through the cracks but if it's simply an errant price posting, I can live with it and notify them again. Maybe I'm just don't expect as much as others do from a free and member-driven website.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 10:48:14 PM

"I have failed to receive a response on numerous occasions."

Likewise - rare, but it happens occasionally.
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 8:42:25 PM

rspiano wrote > I have never failed to receive a response from the moderators (Don, CC, Ryan, and others) after I have reported an abuser.

I have failed to receive a response on numerous occasions.
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rspiano
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 8:39:14 PM

I have never failed to receive a response from the moderators (Don, CC, Ryan, and others) after I have reported an abuser. I notify (bother) them only when I see a pattern (5 documented instances of made-up prices), and provide them with the date, station, address, price(s) they posted, and verified (visually by me) prices (or a statement, for example, that a diesel price was posted for a station which does not carry diesel).
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:24:35 PM

Management certainly cares about the accuracy of price posting and the credibility of the website. As a minimum, if it didn't care about the site, it's probably unlikely that the Gas Buddy would have been bought by the current owners.

Several things to consider, in part as a follow-up to tenasha12's post below ("reported someone from here I probably am not answering correctly. I highly doubt that anything is going to happen this person rookie author and lied about gasoline prices).

No one is disputing that an apparent significant number of price posts are either false or erroneous. Some members simply confuse gas stations for which they're posting, others simply "think they remember the prices correctly", and some simply have "fat fingers". Yes some members simply repost previously posted prices or post prices they "think" are correct in order to maximize daily points earning, or to increase their "Top Spotter" or leader board levels or change icons, etc.

Gas Buddy is, for lack of better words, an honor system of price posting. It's simply, for the most part, a lot of people wanting to help other people be more knowledgeable shoppers and help others spend as little at the gas station as possible. And it's dependent on members policing each other when there are "mistakes". That said, there are (apparently) only a small number of moderators to follow-up on each individual and often-isolated problem or misposting. And the moderators have said that when they follow-up, they try to give the "offending member" the benefit of the doubt (as Don said below, "three false price notifications.")

To me, it's a relatively easy work-around. If a member knows a price is incorrect, post the correct price (regardless of whether or not you receive points for your post). If you know a price is wrong but don't know the correct price, zero it out (and yes, it seems that it's not as easy to zero out prices as previously). If the problem is recurrent, and it's the same member making the error, report him (but realize that it could be an hones if inadvertent mistake). (In the past many of us would white board the other member, assuming they read their white board and don't access the website from their mobile app (i.e., assuming their use of Gas Buddy isn't only gas price posting via the app) and let him/her know about the errors but moderators discourage it so as to avoid conflicts between members.) By making the updates, either correct prices or zeroing out prices, we're helping the moderators with keeping the site accurate and credible.

But realize that there are limited number of moderators and they reportedly receive hundreds of e-mails and/or notifications per day on a wide variety of issues. There's only so much they can do at any time and it's not realistic to think that they should be so fully staffed so that everything is done immediately to the complete satisfaction of each and every member. By correcting or zeroing out incorrect prices, and by letting the moderators know (in a reasonable way) of offending members, we're helping the moderators do their job and we're helping Gas Buddy help us.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 12:43:53 PM

SM "Actually, Mover, they do care. And not deleting and reporting false prices does not help. "

Correct.

It is important to report / delete false prices that you have confirmed personally are not correct (such as the station does not carry Diesel and you have been by recently enough to know that hasn't changed). However, you should not be correcting prices you have not confirmed visually at the station yourself.

It would be nice if the PTB made it easier to report, correct and zero out incorrect prices.
That said
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tenasha12
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 9:58:36 AM

I reported someone from here I probably am not answering correctly. I highly doubt that anything is going to happen this person rookie author and lied about gasoline prices
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 8:00:24 AM

Actually, Mover, they do care. And not deleting and reporting false prices does not help.
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Mover
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:22:42 AM

they do not care what is posted they will answer they have two many members and can not spend the time I reported places like costco that do not sell a mid grade but you;ll see a price over and over by a number of individuals then the local news picks up the price which makes posting on this site look like a joke I stopped to report since they will do zip only tell you to correct the price .
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 5:12:36 PM

I hope you are fixing and reporting these incorrect prices, TheJediCharles.
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TheJediCharles
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 10:35:13 AM

Odd ones I've noticed is after I've made a full 4 grade update, sometime later it would be wrongly updated, but only one or two of the mid grades that aren't even posted on the sign with a price that didn't apply to any grade... like some phantom number out of the blue.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 8:24:37 AM

Report each and every one regardless of who posts them. Bad prices hurt the integrity of the site.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 5:03:45 AM

I'm not sure what we can do about incorrect "Visitor" postings. Report the details to the moderators, I suppose, with time and price and station info; at least they can check the logs for the IP address, and see if there's a pattern.
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dannysgas
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 6:03:11 AM

visitor is a bad one posting
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Don
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 4:33:42 PM

Sorry for any delay in response, with site staff out of the office for vacation, various people have been filling in or unable to respond to all topics immediately. Response times should be better now.

"I am finding that GB overall is selective in their enforcement of the rules governing accuracy."

Every member is subject to three false price notifications (upon being reported for false prices by other members) before being banned from posting prices, regardless of their accumulated point total.

This can vary on the severity/volume of inaccurate posts as wll.

A fresh, new member posting the same price for all fuel grades at several locations will most likely not be allowed to post prices right away.

An older member discovered using the app to post prices all around one metro area from one location (ie. posting 500 prices a day while surfing on their couch) will most likely receive a very sharp and severe distance restriction without any notice.

-Don

[Edited by: Don at 8/29/2013 4:34:52 PM EST]
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tenasha12
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 6:38:30 AM

Crackers I posted in incorrect spot YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 6:12:24 PM

tenasha12:

"It would be nice when someone requests a buddy and receive no response we should be notified"

tenasha12: If you're making a suggestion it's probably better to make the suggestion in its own thread so that the suggestion will get the attention it deserves. Regardless of whether the responses are pro or con, the suggestion, in it's own thread, others can comment on the suggestion and (possibly) make improvements or modifications or simply agree or disagree without the suggestion getting lost being a small part of a topic on completely different issues (as in this thread, which is about the posting of false fuel prices).

That said, are you suggesting that if you make a "buddy request" to another member and that member doesn't acknowledge your request, that you should be notified? If that's what you're suggesting, who should be notifying you? The moderators? It's hard to see any value of their periodically letting you know that the other member hasn't acknowledged your request (which you, if the other member didn't make you a buddy, you would know). You can, if you want to see the status of your buddy requests (or to see who's requested you be their buddy) by clicking on the "Buddy Requests" link at the top right of the website page; a listing of "Incoming Buddy Requests" (people waiting for you to acknowledge their request) and "My Pending Buddy Requests" (your buddy requests that haven't yet been acknowledged). Wouldn't periodic checking of that section serve as "notification" to your that the other member hasn't responded? Or are you asking something different?
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 1:15:52 PM

Tenesha - "It would be nice when someone requests a buddy and receive no response we should be notified "
What does that have to do with the topic of "Report false updating"? Or the discussion that was ensuing from that topic?
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tenasha12
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 1:09:22 PM

It would be nice when someone requests a buddy and receive no response we should be notified
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jarvisd39
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 9:42:17 AM

What
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Jawbonz
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 2:50:41 PM

A scenario that I am watching play out right now, is my basis for making the statements that I have. The hand seems heavier, when applied based on the contacts from a veteran, than a relative newbie, by comparison.

I have been around the site for approximately 2.5 years. Recently, I was given a three-day suspension from the site, due to what was noted to be four price submission errors. Admittedly, they were fat fingered diesel prices for a station that didn't sell it (that station is .25 miles down the road). These errors were identified over the 2.5 years, and not in any sort of short span of time. GB has since told me about the ability to zero price those situations, and I am grateful for that, having used it to correct another member's diesel price update at a station that does not carry the fuel type.

As a result, I have become more diligent in posting price updates, and found that the individual submitting incorrect price notifications, has a very high percentage of inaccurate prices being submitted. Eight in six days at stations within a two-mile stretch of road that I travel daily to/from work. If memory serves, six of those are from the same station, where price updates were submitted within an hour or so of my submission from the station via the Android app on my phone. Last night, prices were posted for one of the stations closest to my home, that I verified twice yesterday, as being different than what was submitted last night. Once on my way home, and another several hours later, while out for a run. The prices posted are the same prices that have been the reason for my submitting notifications of incorrect prices, and have not changed in at least two weeks. More than a dozen sets of incorrect prices have been noted and submitted to GB for review in the last few weeks, yet I don't even know if the member has been contacted on all but maybe two of them. For certain though, I can see that a suspension hasn't taken place for a number of posting errors significantly higher than mine, in a much shorter period of time.

We should all be held to the same standards, and dealt the same consequences, for pricing updates. While the newbie in this situation, I feel that I was dealt a very heavy hand, while the other individual was not dealt a hand at all, presumably due to member status/rank.
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Jawbonz
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 1:55:54 PM

It would be nice if an admin would chime in, as an explanation is certainly warranted, but unlikely.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 1:11:11 PM

"I am finding that GB overall is selective in their enforcement of the rules governing accuracy. Mistakes, pricing errors, abuses, whatever you want to call them, are not handled the same way for someone with say, 500,000 points, as they are for someone with over 3-million points, and several more years of membership. At least in the case I have in mind, where more than a dozen issues have been brought to the attention of GB admins just in the last few weeks, and I don't even know at this point, if the user gets e-mailed about those pricing errors, and temporary suspension for gross inaccuracies has not taken place."

In some respects you are correct Jawbonz. It use to be that incorrect prices where dealt with more severely than they are now. I'm not sure if it's the current crop of moderators or something else we don't know about. Now it appears very little is dealt with.

Hopefully a moderator will chime in here and hopefully clear this up.
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Jawbonz
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 12:50:50 PM

scoutmaster, as you are a site veteran who has a point accumulation near of who I am about to refer to (not by name), then perhaps you can appreciate this.

I am finding that GB overall is selective in their enforcement of the rules governing accuracy. Mistakes, pricing errors, abuses, whatever you want to call them, are not handled the same way for someone with say, 500,000 points, as they are for someone with over 3-million points, and several more years of membership. At least in the case I have in mind, where more than a dozen issues have been brought to the attention of GB admins just in the last few weeks, and I don't even know at this point, if the user gets e-mailed about those pricing errors, and temporary suspension for gross inaccuracies has not taken place.

It calls into question the point of going up against a "big dog", if the measure of site discipline is going to be so unevenly applied. Can you speak to that? I would be happy to do so in private, as I am more interested in equal treatment, than I am about trying to smear the name of a veteran of this site.

Edit: Sorry for the somewhat duplicate post. I'm choosing to leave it, as I expand on the matter more, and I would like to hear what GB admins have to say on it.



[Edited by: Jawbonz at 8/12/2013 12:55:30 PM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 2:34:44 PM

shanybaby80 posting for points! Wrong topic shanybaby80. Mindless posts like your go in the JFF category.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 11:26:45 AM

@ shanybaby80
Just what do you find interesting about the topic? Can you provide a bit more detail what you like/don't like or think about it, or was this just point grabbing post?
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nvn8v
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 11:00:25 AM

At least in my area, 90% of the problems are with diesel prices being reported at stations which do not carry diesel. There needs to be a way to block these prices, although I did not know about the zeroing out trick. I will need to try that next time...
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 11:07:09 PM

A short version of what Gas_Buddy said -

Ds2Dale either never bothered posting until recently getting a mobile device, or really doesn't seem to have enough practice or familiarity with the site and the membership. His local community will be watching for increased accurate posting by Ds2Dale going forward.

Second, the suggestion by Ds2Dale would likely cause more complaints and problems than it will solve.

For me, I cannot post via even the APP safely within the requirements put forth by Ds2Dale on my normal workday commute.

Waiting.
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