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CampKohler

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:06:14 PM

I would like to see a facility in the app for looking at both temporary comments made with the latest price report and permanent comments recorded in the MSL station record. There should be comments for the station itself and for each grade.

A graphic showing a separate comment page and a method of selecting the source of the comments is shown here. Tapping any arrow will switch from the Station Detail page to the Station Comments page. On the latter, by tapping a radio button, the user could switch between temporary and permanent comments.

To implement this proposal, the Station Notes of the MSL would be replaced by these to furnish the permanent comments:
1. Station Comments - for comments about the station in general
2. 4 Fuel/Grade Comments - for comments about each fuel or grade
3. Version Notes - for describing the content of or reasons for the latest version of the station record (which would not be passed to the app).

One use of the fuel/grade comments would be to describe cash/credit pricing details that do not fit in with the current cash/credit reporting method. Another use would be to announce a temporary no-fuel condition for a particular fuel/grade. It would be handy to have a method for entering the phrase "See comments" instead of a price, say by entering $0.00.

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MBAcura
Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 8:48:24 PM

I'm just glad he didn't say 'Beat it'...
:D

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rando991
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Message Posted: May 28, 2014 8:01:22 AM

I like this proposal. Currently, you can't even view comments from the app. The only reason I use this website is for the forum and news. I only check prices when I'm on the road or need gas, and only from the app.
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 1:59:56 PM

Stigma, schmigma. :-)
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tony1679
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 10:55:17 PM

CK-

You aren't helping to get rid of the stigma of "doing irrelevant stuff" with that.... LOL
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GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 8:06:35 PM

CK, LOL too much time on your hands?
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 7:55:04 PM

You'll be watching this one? Oh, dear!

Every report you've genned
Every price you send
Every station you tend
Every MSL record you mend
I'll be watching you.

Oh can't you see,
How imperfect cash and credit can be?
How my poor app aches with every version you make.

Every post you make
Every category you fake
Every Talk Back you take
Every topic you stake
I'll be watching you.

Since comments have gone I've been lost without a trace.
I dream at night, I can only feel a malaise,
I look around but there's no field to replace.
I feel so cold, and I long for a texting place.
I keep trying baby, baby please...

Every post you make
Every category you fake
Every Talk Back you take
Every topic you stake
I'll be watching you....

[Edited by: CampKohler at 5/26/2014 8:00:30 PM EST]
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tony1679
Rookie Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 12:02:54 AM

Perhaps this could also fix part of the problem in my E-0 vs E-10 pricing thread... In my area cash/credit doesn't exist so it could be replaced with E-0/E-10. I'll be watching this one...
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: May 25, 2014 4:02:11 PM

I just found a Valero that has CC Diff EXCEPT for the diesel, which is same as cash and has separate credit signs for gas, but not for diesel. This station is a prime reason we need comments back on the app.
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