Gas Station Naming

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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby crazycaveman » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:26 am

I would like to see this as well. I have gotten a couple of URs requesting this lately, and have started adding the brand if it's not there already. Hopefully, this other thread and page will get set up soon and this can be incorporated in there.
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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby crazycaveman » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:10 pm

pumrum wrote:I haven't reviewed the changelog (har har har) - but do you know if the app showed brand in the past and no longer does, or did the app never show brand and we're just starting to make noise about it?

My reason for asking - I'd hate to go and rename all of the gas stations in CT so that the Brand is first in the name, and then find out that in a few weeks 4.0 will be out and will have the brand displayed as well as the name. I don't mind doing work, but man I hate doing rework :D

That's a good point. I just did some testing with 3.7.9.911 and the brand and address are the only things shown. I do remember guidance that if the station didn't have a brand, we should leave the brand blank so the station name (e.g. Mom & Pop Shop) would show in the results.

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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby crazycaveman » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:47 pm

nzahn1 wrote:
pumrum wrote:
nzahn1 wrote:Must be an Android/iOS difference. This screengrab from 2012, shows "Name" as the result (even for Ads)

Could be. Android gets all the cool stuff.

I do have a sponsored station in my list showing as "BP" but the station is named "14TH ST BP". very weird.

I realized that crazycaveman must have been looking to report updated prices, whereas both photos I posted were results for gas stations from the navigation menu. Maybe we are looking at different lists...

Yes, I was looking at the price update window. Unfortunately, I upgraded to 3.9 and lost the ability to submit price updates. I haven't had a chance yet to see if I can fix that. Will post again once I do
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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby crazycaveman » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:35 pm

Just wanted to post this thread on gas stations as well, so that the guidance there can be included in this discussion. Seems like the other one died before getting completed though.

sketch wrote:If there's already a phone number there on an unedited station, it's probably an imported station, and will probably get third-party price updates.

Is this still happening? To me, it seems like the third-party price updates have not occurred on any gas stations nearby. I've seen several that have gone weeks or a month+ without an update that I know had third-party updates before. Is there any official word on this?
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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby crazycaveman » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:48 pm

Wiki wrote:The name of Gas Station should reflect its brand affiliation, so that drivers can select their preferred brand from the gas station search results in the app.
Alternative names may include the name as provided by the third-party provider, or the name of the associated convenience store.

Should we settle on a naming convention like '<Brand> - <Name if different>'?
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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby DwarfLord » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:47 pm

Just had a moment to look at this and huge kudos to nzahn1 :ugeek: for this contribution!!! :D

One minor comment: the discussion of locking gas station Places at levels up to 5 should probably have an {{As of|2014|11}} tag. The locking is only to prevent accidental Place corruption that Waze's new functionality has made easier than tying shoelaces (editorial comment redacted). Should Waze address the accidental corruption issue in the future then we'll no longer need such extreme guidance. The {{As of}} template helps Wiki maintainers find dated guidance.
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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby nzahn1 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:34 pm

I just want to point out that that the current "Gas Station" guidance is a sub-page of the Waze 3.5 page, and the Add a Gas Station guidance is actually a link from the Australia page.

I'm going to start building a generic WME-centric gas station page under my user name, and propose it here in the future.
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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby nzahn1 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:54 pm

pumrum wrote:did the app never show brand and we're just starting to make noise about it?

I remember right after the merge, there was a big push (at least in my general vicinity) to rename all gas stations based on the brand, especially if the station had the import name (WOODLAWN SHELL #315, etc...)
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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby nzahn1 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:55 pm

Here's my very rough start on a places/Gas_Stations page:
https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/User:Nzahn1/Gas_Stations

feel free to criticize.
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Re: Gas Station Naming

Postby nzahn1 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:23 pm

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This shows "Name" as the result in 3.9.1 on iOS.

I believe it's always been this way.
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