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TimEum

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Huntsville

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 2:51:01 PM

I think it is great that at 3 million points Gas Buddy members get to be represented by a long large limosine.

I think it is a tragedy that at 3.25 million points and above they get represented by a really little car.

It would be more consistent to have larger cars/trucks represent larger accumulations of points. How about a double trailer truck?

Getting that "little car" is so much a slap in the face that it makes me want to quit reporting in Gas Buddy after I get to 3 million.

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CelticHeart
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:29:43 PM

With more points to be earned starting on Monday, TimE, looks like you'll reach that 3.25 million mark sooner than planned.

Are you still quitting gb because of the car icon?
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 5:54:11 PM

It's not the size of your icon, but how you use it (or something like that).

I want a wheel barrow.
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buckeyecountry
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 10:23:02 AM

I like convertibles :-)
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 8:01:10 AM

OK if I can't be the piece of glass I want to be the bottle cap!
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CelticHeart
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 7:12:27 AM

Amazing.

At one time, the convertible was the highest icon one could get. I didn't hear you crying about it being a "tragedy" then.

I'd like to know what you might call a life event where a 23 year old person dies in a house fire and is so horribly burned that the person is unidentifiable. What descriptive word do you use for that? Tragedy? No, that's what describes a stupid car icon.
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GoGoGoodyear
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 6:33:37 AM


Right... some guys are fixated with comparing the size of their umm... "icon"... LOL.

"We get no other satisfaction."

I believe the regulars who stay on here are motivated by and get satisfaction from posting price updates to help the GB community find the lowest gas prices more than they are by acquiring points and bigger icons.

"Take that away and Gas Buddy is no better than other internet gas price reporting services."

I recently looked at some other gas price reporting websites to see what info they had for the Los Angeles area. Setting aside the other site's features for a moment, the prices were woefully out of date, sometimes to the point of being abandoned yet were still displayed as if they would do anyone any good. One site showed several gas stations that I personally know have been closed for months or years, or have changed brands long ago. Based on my limited web comparison GB has them beat by miles.

"I can do other things than drive a little extra..."

I believe most members don't drive extra or out of their way but just pick up prices as they can along their normal travels.

While I find nothing wrong with your request for an icon change, I must say, you stuck it out, contributed and put up with the shortcomings of this website for 8 years already, yet you would quit after all this time because of some stupid little icon?
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TimEum
Champion Author Huntsville

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 2:07:54 AM

It is too bad that the opinions expressed support leaving the icons as is and that it is not a tragedy that you are penalized with a smaller icon when you pass 3.25 million points.

Yes, I will quit "working" for Gas Buddy after reaching 3 million points.

The reason to consistently contribute and gain points is simple pride. Pride that you have a large number that is validated by the size of the icon by your name. We get no other satisfaction. Take that away and Gas Buddy is no better than other internet gas price reporting services. I can do other things than drive a little extra and spend time reporting prices.
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CelticHeart
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 1:11:50 PM

Holy cow.

Tragedy? My brother being killed when he was 23 years old was a tragedy.
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 11:39:48 PM

This siggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.

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[Edited by: CampKohler at 1/13/2014 11:42:52 PM EST]
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 5:49:36 PM

I still want to be the piece of glass.
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 3:19:37 PM

Assuming that the post isn't tongue-in-cheek, it's a "tragedy" that the next points level is a smaller car? A "tragedy"?

And, granted it might be more consistent to have larger icons representing larger points totals, you really think that a smaller icon is a slap in the face? And you would really quit reporting in Gas Buddy because of a small points icon?

I guess I just don't put the same emphasis on the points icon that others do, especially because (in my opinion) fewer people notice or can differentiate the icons than can interpret the numerical points indicated adjacent to the icon.
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 3:16:48 PM

A very similar active topic is just a few below this one. Perhaps you can give some of those responses a look.

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