Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby deeggo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:58 pm

You and I know that those actions won't get you points, but others don't. People have been doing that and will. Other ways of 'cheating' have been used too, we all know that.

About reporting: I have a second phone I use as a voice recorder. I quickly speak in the prices I read from the big sign, and type them while driving.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby deeggo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:45 pm

Just hitting ok to confirm the prices is much easier than typing new wrong prices. And, blindly typing numbers will probably lead to very odd prices, clearly wrong.

There is a difference in the amount of work that goes into changing prices and just confirming. That's clear and could be translated in a difference in points.

Just wait for the first 'user x is confirming all the gas prices in my neighbourhood without actually checking them' thread. It'll come.
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Re: Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby deeggo » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:03 pm

Come on Mapcat, I'm only signalling that the way the gas prices feature works now isn't very safe and reliable. I just want to make sure that the quality of that part of Waze's information is as high as possible, and I see room for improvement. I never said I'm concerned about people copying my information or whatsoever. Couldn't care less. Why did you feel it necessary to drag that in here, and even advice me to occupy myself with another part of Waze?

As for editing and driving inequalities, what's that got to do with this? I know it works that way. So, if one thing's bad in the world, next we accept all things to be bad?
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Re: Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby deeggo » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:15 pm

CrackedLCD wrote:Let me guess — you tap on the station name, then on the grade of fuel you want to report, and… nothing happens. You have to tap on it twice? Maybe three times? That's how it does on my Galaxy S Showcase.

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby deeggo » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:18 pm

What is the problem exactly, any specific error message?
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby deeggo » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:03 pm

Hmm, I went to this location with fake GPS and couldn't either. No gas station found to report the price of. No gas station POI in the vincinity to drive to, at least, no Waze POI, Foursquare had them. It's up to support IMHO.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby deeggo » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:22 pm

It seems it always goes better after a couple of days.
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Re: Re: Gas prices feature start in new country

Postby deeggo » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:15 pm

Artuuras wrote:I'm not sure, but my point is: why to wait? just try and try (and try) :geek: and you will take your success :mrgreen:

Yeah, sometimes I was able to succeed after a couple of times, sometimes I wasn't. Sometimes the next day I succeeded, sometimes after a couple of days. There's no logic. In the end, the server will deem the price valid.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby deeggo » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:21 am

renaatski wrote:Hmm, is anyone else missing gas price features (comparison & update) since the latest 3.7.3 waze app? Using Waze in Belgium and it's gone now (from the menu, from the settings section, etc)..

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Usually that option is missing the first 1 or 2 times after you update your installation.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby deeggo » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:34 am

That golf gulf thing may be a translation issue. We have had cases in Netherlands where a gas station named Total was displayed as Totaal. Totaal being the Dutch translation of the English word Total.
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