Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

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Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby BrianCanFixIT » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:04 am

Same issues here, most gas stations have a single has grade "updated" and all other data is N/A. Some stations are all N/A.
All "3rd party" updates 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 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:58 pm

cverbil wrote:Many people just click on price update, whether the existing price is right or not, just for the points. After all, Waze is just a game for most people...it's all about the points.

This thread is not about gas prices entered by Waze users.
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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 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 » 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 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 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.

Ehud

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 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 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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