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Varnell

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 2:41:58 PM

If this award was modified to adjust for stations with only two or three grades, it would help with the problem of members inputting prices for grades not sold. If this is to complex, get rid of the perfectionist award.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 6:59:36 AM

Removing this app award that encourages posting bogus prices would be wonderful and would also help with the credibility of this site.
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Retired-Coastie
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 9:22:21 AM

Look at it this way...

The perfectionist award is the great mouse trap the thin out the GasBuddy users that don't want to follow the rules.

It must stay! It is the pinnacle of all useless app awards.
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AParrette
Sophomore Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 12:05:18 PM

what about the "race" gas stations

they sell HO diesel and 110 or higher gas
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 3:36:48 AM

How would it adjust for the number of grades/fuels exactly?
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Don
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 4:45:57 PM

This was brought up the other day, there is potential for the Perfectionist award to modified or even removed in the future to accommodate some newer features (there's no definitive timeline as to when that kind of change will happen as of now).

-Don

[Edited by: Don at 12/4/2013 4:47:19 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 3:53:30 PM

"What makes you think the purpose of the award is to get people to go out of their way to find a station that sells 3 grades of gasoline and diesel?"

For the same reason that you don't get credit for posting for all states, provinces and territories just because you don't travel outside your home area. For the same reason that you're currently only getting "credit" for posting three different gas prices and one diesel price for the same station at the same time.

Doesn't it make sense that "some" effort should be made to earn points or awards, however little effort there is?
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Scrapheap
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 11:27:41 PM

Gas_Buddy wrote > If you adjust for stations with only two or three grades, that defeats the objective of going a little out of the way to actually find gas stations that meet the perfectionist criteria.

What makes you think the purpose of the award is to get people to go out of their way to find a station that sells 3 grades of gasoline and diesel?
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 8:04:12 PM

If you adjust for stations with only two or three grades, that defeats the objective of going a little out of the way to actually find gas stations that meet the perfectionist criteria. It's not hard to find stations that have three grades of gasoline and diesel. But I understand the sentiment for adjusting the award. But, if you can adjust the award for one station, you can just as easily say "this station isn't currently selling diesel or mid-grade" and get "perfectionist credit" for posting for regular and premium (the prices generally seen on the overhead sign).

Maybe I'm in the minority but when I had any concern about the Perfectionist award it was simply a by-product of all the gas prices I knew for a particular gas station, and if it worked out that I posted four prices (regular, mid-grade, premium, and diesel) or simply posted only regular and premium (for example, for Costco or BJ's Wholesale Club stations), "perfection" simply came in time. I wasn't (and still am not) in any rush for any app awards. But, as I said, maybe I'm in the minority.
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 7:50:29 PM

"get rid of the perfectionist award"...

...I'll second that (and all the awards) ;-0
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