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rumbleseat

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 1:10:01 AM

I tried to get this fixed a couple of years ago. It has never been fixed. I was told by a moderator once, after being told several times they were working on it, that this is the way they meant it.
You know, I don't care if they meant it, it is stupid.

Why, when I go on the Manitoba gas price site, do I have to select my Manitoba favourites site, because they have stupidly made the Winnipeg favourites list the default on the Manitoba site?
Why, when I go on the Winnipeg gas price site, do I have absolutely no option of selecting the Manitoba favourites list?
I live just outside Winnipeg, and post on both sites on a regular basis.
And yes, I know I could go back to having all my favourites on 1 list, but that is even stupider as the list is too long to be workable.

It makes no sense at all that they actually meant it to be this way.

Rant over. They won't fix it, they didn't care to fix it before.
I expect a namby-pamby reply again about how that was what they meant, with no acknowledgement that is makes no sense to those of us that actually use both city and province/state sites on a regular basis.

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 7/16/2013 1:11:13 AM EST]
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 11:23:07 PM

Uh, CK, the NAMES of the Winnipeg site (capitol of Manitoba) and the Manitoba site favourite lists are on the drop-down list on both sites. If the name is in the drop-down, taking me to a blank page instead of to my list makes it useless.
Breaking it into routes is useless, because Winnipeg stations would still show as default on the Manitoba site, and Manitoba stations still wouldn't show on the Winnipeg site lists.
Besides, I am retired, I don't have routes, I have wherever the heck I decide to drive, which many times is minimum 1 stations on the Manitoba site, as it is down the road from me, even if I am going in to Winnipeg to shop, or the doctor/dentist, visit friends, whatever.
Before they made the stupid move to integrate the lists some time back, I ALWAYS had the Winnipeg list on the Winnipeg site, and if I selected the Manitoba list, it was there. Before they made the stupid move to integrate the lists some time back, I ALWAYS had the Manitoba list on the Manitoba site, and if I selected the Winnipeg list, it was there.

Please don't denigrate my complaint by blowing it up into a larger one.
I do not ask to be able to access my favourites list from any site, it would be stupid for me to be able to access Winnipeg or Manitoba favourites if I am on the New York or Vancouver site, I ask to be able to access the lists for Manitoba where I live, and Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, from both sites. That shouldn't be hard to comprehend.

This problem only came up after they merged all the favourites lists, then said we could split them if we wanted. Unfortunately, splitting them created the situation I have complained about several times, it didn't restore the capability I had before.
If it was possible to make it convenient several years ago, which it was for a long time after I joined, it should be possible to make it convenient now.


[Edited by: rumbleseat at 7/16/2013 11:32:14 PM EST]
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 7:51:48 PM

So what you are asking for is to be able to create an FSL on any site and then be able to access it from any other? An FSL would have attached a list of sites from which it could be viewed, maintained and used, right?

Such a list would likely be small for most members as most members restrict their travel to a few sites' areas.

BTW, as far as long lists go, they can be broken up into sections (routes) by the use of headers, which can be easily searchable via a [Ctrl-F] search. Thus you can reach a section far down in the list by means of a few keystrokes.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 7:15:34 AM

I agree. For that matter, it would be nice if the various sites were more integrated so that when you sign in you can see all your lists so you can check along your route.

The trip calculator is too biased to your FUEL level and I find it worthless. I have to sign in to the several sites along the way and look at my favorites to determine where I will fill up along the path. I might chose to buy a little at the start and fill up at a much cheaper place along the way, or top off along the way knowing that I will use X amount at my destination before starting my return trip.
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