Apr 11, 2015
Sneakers55: You seem to have ignored the fact that when prices are entered via the web interface, the option (and obligation) is there to enter an accurate time for your observations, and newer data will persist over older data, as it should. Old data is better than no data at all.
I personally don't see that appealing to competitiveness and gamesmanship has made any contribution whatsoever to the quality of the website or to the data.
As far as accuracy due to the gps, forget it. I personally know of an instance in my area last week of a price wrongly posted as midgrade that was the price on the sign for diesel. The gps would not have caught that, as the poster evidently drove by, read the sign carelessly, and posted for the wrong fuel.
btw, I don't often post comments in forums, but I felt strongly enough about this to do so with this comment.
This was also posted on the Show Me the Points forum. I figured it took enough of my time to be worth the points.