Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby dmcconachie » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:27 pm

On a probably related note, will it be possible for manual updates to exclude grades too? I often want to add/confirm diesel and unleaded but in doing so also confirm the price (or lack of) of super u/l too!

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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby eshabtai » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:20 pm

In order to avoid misleading users, the system will turn any grade to N/A if it was not updated/verified in three days. This is obviously wrong as N/A should be used to mark that a grade is missing and we need to find some other way to mark a price as not up to date.
We will push a fix in the client but this will probably miss the coming version.

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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby CBenson » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:24 am

Just went to Crownsville Automotive and it showed premium N/A as updated by third party one day ago. I didn't update this station this week, but it certainly carries premium and the price for premium has been updated by wazers in the past.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:07 pm

Ok. Great. I'm sure we can continue to post examples as they occur. However, for me, since prices again have not changed in quite some time at most stations, I think that I will not see the problem again until prices do adjust. But as a group, others should be able to post the prices that went NA and the permalink in the editor for the station.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby eshabtai » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:27 pm

Missed your recent post about it. Basically any recent example can help, but I think we have enough from what you posted. I'll let you know if we need more info.

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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:30 pm

eshabtai wrote:3rd party updates should not reset a price to N/A. So if you updated some grade with a price and the next day it was reset to N/A due to a 3rd party updates, let us know.

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Ehud, that is exactly what this thread is all about and we've been doing that since we were asked. I've been documenting the exact station location as well in this thread. What else are you looking for?
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby eshabtai » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:13 pm

3rd party updates should not reset a price to N/A. So if you updated some grade with a price and the next day it was reset to N/A due to a 3rd party updates, let us know.

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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:30 am

I haven't seen the problem lately in my area, but the prices also have not, for the most part, changed for a week. I have noted that it seems that any time a price changes, that is when I will see the NA from a 3rd party update. I think something is wrong with the update code, or the 3rd party provider is sending bad data for these changes.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby Spil » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:47 am

Checked several stations on my trip the last two days ... all of them that had recently been updated by the "3rd party" had incorrect "N/A" entries, so this problem is still happening.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:32 pm

Today, each station I checked was fine, but 3/6 were updated this morning by another Wazer already.
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