Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby foxitrot » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:39 am

Both outdated and unconfirmed prices could be displayed grayed-out, with an appropriate textual remark. If there is a concern regarding points, then these could be delayed or split.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby foxitrot » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:32 pm

Maybe you're not yet being considered a "trusted submitter" at some stations and have to be confirmed at these? (Might make sense, but I doubt anything more is being stored except the very last submitter.)
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Re: Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby foxitrot » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:26 am

Nacron wrote:Haha caught a user who just confirms prices for points. This Aloha gas station has been closed for a year yet he's still confirming the prices from last year

Maybe the always-only-confirmed prices should be reset after the default timeout period (two weeks ATM) and need to be manually entered at least once in a while? (Could be inconvenient, if some prices really do not change, but it would solve this way of cheating.)
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Re: Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby foxitrot » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:28 am

Twister_UK wrote: So even if the price data gets reset after x days of staying at the same values no matter how often those values are confimed, surely all the points-fanatics will just have to enter new prices every x days and then continue confirming them as at present until the next x day timeout, then enter new price again and continue...
... and the problem of points-fanatics being able to earn points by confirming non-existent prices would be resolved without any means for them to work around it in the client.

I understand the problem with flakey ghost copies of GS in the DB. But I think that these points-fanatics would not bother entering some guessed prices, if the fields were empty.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby foxitrot » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:59 am

xirurg58 wrote:When gas prices are filled in manually, we can see previous prices.
When renewing prices via pop-up it always empty, even I filled prices day before.

I've noticed this as well. Must be a bug - my popup was empty and at the same time been updated a day ago.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby foxitrot » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:17 pm

Different countries may have different four preferences for fuel names/types, or similar ones in a different order.
How is user's fuel preference supposed (and observed) to behave whenever crossing a country border?
  1. Keep the first/second/third/fourth preference like it is now,
  2. reset to the first preference,
  3. try to match similar numbers?
I've a feeling that b) could be the reason, why my preference does not stick to my third option, but gets often (just no idea when exactly) reset to the first one? :?
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby foxitrot » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:21 am

thePunishERD wrote:We have an issue with gas prices here in Panama. Gas was always sold per gallon, but not anymore, now it's been sell per liter. So now the price shown by the gas stations is around $1 per liter, when it used to be around $4 per gallon.

I've notified the Support.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby foxitrot » Fri May 31, 2013 9:16 am

McFloyd wrote:In Switzerland, many gas stations are covered. Still, I can not enter the prices. When should this feature be turned on for Switzerland?

You should better ask Argus & Co. here: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=22555
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby foxitrot » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:54 pm

petervdveen wrote:
vince1612 wrote:I don't know if there is much that the Waze staff can do about it.

ˆˆ Yes, I already toughed so.
Nothing much they can do.

Sure they can. Just let them decouple the currency from the client's GPS position (and its proximity to some borderline, which is eventually defined as precisely as Waze coastlines and borderlines) and couple it with the "Country" value in particular GS landmark's (or be it place's) Address section.

Who ever got the blessing idea to bind the GS' currency to the client's GPS position, has always been beyond my understanding :roll: The Waze localization is (not only) sometimes being driven to ad absurdum.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby FreeMan12 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:20 pm

I think that the selection of "Not Available" needs to either be expanded or more completely verified.

Here in the US many to most gas stations will list the price for regular unleaded and diesel on their big signs. I think that a lot of people are driving around entering prices as they drive by (dangerous, covered already), and entering "N/A" because they don't know the price of mid-grade and premium. As I understand it, this defeats the purpose of being able to enter your preferred fuel type and searching for it as you're driving.

I have some suggestions for fixing it:
1) Add an additional pop-up question when somebody selects "N/A" for a fuel price - "Does this station NOT CARRY this grade of fuel, or do you NOT KNOW the price for this grade?" with appropriate buttons to select. That way, drive byes could select NOT KNOW, leaving the old price.
2) Add an additional button saying "UNKNOWN" instead of just the "NOT AVAILABLE" button.
3) Only allow fuel price entry if the current speed is < 1MPH. This will completely eliminate the drive by entries, and people should be able to enter the price of all grades while standing by the pump.
4) Possibly combine 1 & 2. Always ask the question if someone selects "Not Available".
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