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nurdco

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 6:30:12 PM

just add the price field and duplicate the sw of the Diesel FOR ANOTHER page in Landscape mode display...

Eventually an e15 category will need to be added to the e85 or biodesel(diesel subcategory) as Will a NG - natural gas category... Need to be added

[Edited by: nurdco at 7/4/2013 6:35:04 PM EST]
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RCB1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:36:24 AM

E85 is often hard to find. I would be satisfied if the stations that offered E85, had an E85 logo (or symbol) next to the station name on the GasBuddy app list. This would help the on-the-road E85 users to scan the live listings and quickly locate an E85 provider.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:17:05 AM

I also agree with Maxstar. Until the other grades are common enough at enough stations, adding them will likely cause more problems than it solves. Besides, it appears that they are working on a number of changes regarding pricing and may be keeping these issues in mind with the design to handle more urgent problems. Or, so we may hope.
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 7:41:05 AM

Agree with Maxstar
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 11:43:24 AM

As additional fuel types are added, the challenge will be keeping the all the different types accurately updated. We already see issues with inaccurate pricing with only the current four fuel grades displayed. Add a few more into the mix and things could become a mess.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 8:57:44 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new subject.

This suggestion is somewhat like this recent one, in that it suggests a separate page for non-standard fuels.
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Don
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 6:43:58 PM

Thank you for the suggestion. We are considering adding other fuel types to the website and apps, however, currently only display the three main grades of gasoline, and diesel. We are hoping to improve upon this as time goes on though.

Thank you for your patience.

-Don
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Bdub753
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 3:28:05 AM

Just to add my two cents. I use E-85 and I'm sure many others do too. Please add this fuel. Thanks
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 6:53:04 AM

Difficult or not until these types of fuel become more common, I don't see the need to add them. Adding them would only give those chasing the app awards another bad price to post.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 12:53:13 AM

I'd hope that it's not terribly difficult to convert the software from four types of fuel to five or six, but it's uncertain. Back when we had only one type, I argued that converting the software from "one" to "more than one" would be the hard part -- but it's entirely possible that the software was updated without further expansion in mind, and that "four types of fuel" is so heavily hard-coded that it, too, will be difficult to change.

Whether it's a good idea to change it is another question. I don't know that any of the proposed fuel types are popular enough to be worth the effort.
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