Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

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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 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 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 BlazeTool » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:33 pm

eshabtai wrote: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.


What about a ? to signify it's unknown, or gray the information out to show it's stale but still represent the latest known information.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:12 am

This Shell station is showing all four prices as NA this afternoon. I've updated it myself before. The last updated by information was missing from the screen.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby FreeMan12 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:56 pm

The Marathon at the corner of SR 26 & US 31 in Kokomo, IN had only regular listed yesterday evening. I know they carry all three grades, and I believe diesel, too. https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... 3,16483962 I note there's no address for this station, either, though I've seen them in others screen caps. Actually, I don't recall seeing addresses for any of the stations I've updated here in Central Indiana.

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

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:44 pm

More missing prices from 3rd party updates yesterday and today. Thumbnails are clickable.

Shell on Farmington Rd had prices incorrect twice in the last few days:
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Chevron on Tualatin Valley Hwy
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Shell on Tualatin Valley Hwy had ALL prices wiped out
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Chevron on Scholls Ferry Rd missing midgrade
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Fred Meyer Gas on OR99W/Springbrook Rd
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:42 am

Just in case Waze is at all still interested in the clearly broken update process from 3rd party when prices change, this is still happening daily.

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

Postby vaderss » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:49 pm

I am not seeing 3rd party N/A the gas prices near me, but they are often way off.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:59 pm

I also continue to see regular updates from 3rd party that includes N/A on various combinations of fuel grades including one station recently that had all four as NA and 3rd party was the last to touch it.

Personally it is such a joke that I don't even consider most of the the fuel price data valid because of the 3rd party updates being so inconsistent and screwing up what appears to be the very valid user entered data at other times.
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