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Armby

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 4:47:30 PM

Too many problems with people posting prices that are clearly wrong. Looks like people just posting whatever to get some points (Really?) including Diesel price posted where there is no diesel pump.

Its not helped by recent Gus Buddy App chnages that allow posting of prices at stations without that fuel type in the MSL and not being able to zero out clearly wrong prices.

I may come back later once the app has been fixed if that moderates the wacky posts by lazy & point hungry people.
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sirreal1984
All-Star Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 12:39:17 PM

I'll alert the media.
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tony1679
Rookie Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 5:32:52 AM

Armby - if you are still here, I feel your pain. I truly think that the only way to fix the madness is to get rid of ALL points. Yes, some will abandon the site, but most of them will be the trouble makers. I'd much rather have a smaller number of honest people posting prices, than a large number of dishonest people. Same applies to the forum. Fewer spammers.

Fyi I have nearly abandoned this site myself, but still return occasionally.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 10:34:03 AM

Nothing can prevent that SUVFan. If people want to post made up prices, they will. There is no way to stop that.
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 6:18:47 PM

Scoutmaster, I think they were saying that the app improvements can't prevent folks from posting made up prices.
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 3:54:13 PM

Who is Gus Buddy? A friend of yours?

:)
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 6:11:15 AM

"It can't help those folks intentionally posting wrong prices, or for stations they don't visit."

I agree with the 1st part of your statement, Jawbonz, but how does it hamper those that post prices for stations they don't visit?
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 7:10:20 PM

You know what they say: "If you're not part of the solution, you're not part of the solution."
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Jawbonz
Sophomore Author Billings

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 5:41:22 PM

Do you mean the update to the app (Android) that was just released, which doesn't allow for posting fuels that aren't sold at a particular station? There is a quick-add link at the bottom of the app window, but it is now more difficult to add prices for fuel types that they don't sell. This is one of the best updates that the GB app developers have released so far, IMO.

It can't help those folks intentionally posting wrong prices, or for stations they don't visit.
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