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ybegood

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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2013 6:18:42 PM

For example I post a diesel price and you send a message Do they have diesel? Huh what? Why? Hellllooooo well obviously I think they do.... lmao
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 7:29:38 AM

Having a limit on distance from which prices could be posted would be great...

However, where I live, the terrain results in many DEAD zones between cell towers. Unfortunately the fuel stations, cell towers and gas buddy did not all meet to discuss the optimum placement of cell towers or fuel stations.

Even in the city, there are dead areas where you cannot enter fuel prices via an app until you are 3 to 6 blocks away or farther.

In Amish country.... forget it. There are towns in the Amish communities where you loose cell coverage for miles before you reach them. Yes, they have fuel stations none the less, they just lack cell coverage.
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fumanaz
Sophomore Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 12:20:13 PM

The system is only as good as the people who report prices. Period. No programming is going to fix this.

If you choose to report false prices, then you make a choice to cause the system to be false from time to time.

If you choose to report true prices, then you make a choice to cause the system to be true from time to time.

I for one, make a choice to report correct prices. We all see these prices every time we drive around and we all have a good idea what the true price is.

What choice do you make when reporting prices?

-Make driving safe. DON'T REPORT PRICES WHILE DRIVING.-
-Pull over, report only when parked. Not just stopped.-
-Report using the website, which is the safest way. Ok-
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Scrapheap
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 12:07:13 PM

BlackLocust wrote > I wish there was a way to make posting prices, you had to be within sight distance of the station.

The best way to reduce false price posts without sacrificing public safety would be to fix or remove that which encourages false price posting. That would mean removing or at least fixing the app awards.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 9:28:23 AM

@BlackLocust, ["I wish there was a way to make posting prices, you had to be within sight distance of the station. "]

That is not the way to handle false price posting. You don't want to force folks to be irresponsibly posting in traffic. I, for one, post most of my prices more than "within sight distance". I post when I 1) stop at a mid or end point -- such as a parking lot, or 2) home. Even posting at a red light might not always be safe.

Not everyone has a SmartPhone, and many that do, are too smart to risk distracted driving to post w/in "sight distance".

Additionally, posting from the "keyboard at home" does not affect the "APP Awards" where most of the abuse seems to come from based on increased reports of false price posting after the appearance of the APP awards - that only YOU see (other than Top Spotter -- which is not limited to APP posting).
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BlackLocust
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 8:47:56 AM

I wish there was a way to make posting prices, you had to be within sight distance of the station. There are a lot of people just re-entering prices already posted from their home keyboards, just to prop up their awards. This defeats the purpose of GB :(
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Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 3:00:25 AM

Personally I consider it to be poor programming. I don't think they are attempting to ensure accuracy with these questions.
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 7:48:41 PM

Think of it as a double-check by Gas Buddy, just to make sure that you didn't post the price of gasoline in the wrong "price box". Wouldn't you rather Gas Buddy tried to ensure accuracy than not, once in a while, rather than asking once in a while?

After all, it's not like you're being asked each and every time you post a gas price, are you?
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 9:20:41 AM

CelticHeart is correct! A lot of people chasing the app awards post non-existent diesel and other prices.
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2013 11:19:21 PM

Just a sanity check...
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CelticHeart
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2013 7:53:48 PM

Not necessarily.

A lot of folks post fake prices just to get points.
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