Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby lv_guard » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:08 am

First - a problem with gas reporting should be fixed, otherwice it is very often prices are obsolette and don't show the real gas prices.
There is the huge bug in application, you can report anything, except gas prices.

Problem description (3.8.1.0, Samsung Galaxy S2):
- Report - Anything but gas prices - works ok with no problems
- Automatic pop-up window "Looks you are on gas station - update prices" - works ok
- Report - GAS prices - mostly you get the error "No GPS found"

It is really annoing!!! PLEASE FIX IT!

P.S. since you have no "Report application bug" or "Write to developer" option - i write it there in topic.
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Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby maantje76 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:08 pm

There are indeed problems. I also received these kind of messages last week. I did even received even messages 'Your still a babywazer. You can't update prices'

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Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby maantje76 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:10 pm

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I will re-bump my previous support request with these problems...
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby maantje76 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:57 am

4 types is allready hard to update. A fifth is almost impossible without a stop at each gasstation. So a few fueltypes will be skipped. With the current 4 fueltypes, in the Netherlands 2 are ignored regulaly.

With other words, without an external feed for prices, it will not be very accurate I think.

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby MagicOfLA » Fri May 24, 2013 5:33 am

Same here.
None of the 10 petrol stations on my way to work worked.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby mapcat » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:28 pm

jasonh300 wrote:Welcome back, Dror!

+1!

jasonh300 wrote:This doesn't seem to be happening, at least not around here.

Most update daily around me, but I've also seen some that report last being updated 2 or 3 days ago. I also suspect that some of my updated prices have been changed back. Pretty sure I posted $3.89 at a station after a big jump, and saw it showing $3.69 by "3rd party" in the client later when I passed it again (still $3.89).
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby mapcat » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:44 pm

deeggo wrote:I would like to propose a smaller number of points for just confirming prices already put in. I fear people will just confirm prices of every station they pass, for gaining points.

That's not fair to the person who pulls into the station to add prices, and then sees that someone else got them first.

They're only worth 8 points anyway. Hardly an incentive to cheat.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby mapcat » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:50 pm

If most of the stations in your country sell E85, then maybe you can campaign to get it added. Fuel types were requested when they were first rolling out this feature, and they wanted to limit it to what most stations sold.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby mapcat » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:32 pm

You don't get points for reporting nonexistent cameras, only for confirming or deleting them, which the people reporting them never do. And chit chats haven't earned points for over a year.

Hitting "Yes" to confirm that the prices are correct is easier than typing in four prices, but not so much easier that doing it is only worth a fraction of the points awarded to the first person to report the prices.

Here's what I meant regarding fairness: You and I drive the same route, and you stop at all five gas stations on the way, pause next to the pumps to get every price, and post them. You get 40 points. I come along 30 minutes or three hours later, and do exactly the same thing, except I hit Yes each time after confirming that every price you entered was correct, but I get less than 40 points. Why should I earn less than you did? I did the same amount of work--and the prices are now fresher--so I should get just as much as you did. 40 points might not seem like a lot to either of us now, but if I'm relatively new and 40 points away from the next level, and still waiting at the end of the day, that's disappointing.

And in case anyone thinks I'm arguing so that I can keep earning points for confirming other people's prices, I don't report gas prices unless I'm testing the feature in the beta, so the number of points awarded for any form of gas price reporting is meaningless to me. But fairness means something.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby mapcat » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:09 pm

I'll agree to call it "cheating" if it involves someone posting prices he didn't see himself, or prices that disagree with the sign. Not someone posting correct prices in good faith.

Consider this: if they agreed to your suggestion and made hitting Yes worth 4 points (or whatever), wouldn't the cheater actually have an incentive to make up a wrong price? Posting the correct price would be worth 4, but posting an incorrect one would be worth 8.

Would you also be in favor of changing how editing points are awarded? Right now, someone who spends ten minutes researching the correct street name for a new street gets the same number of points for his edit as someone who deletes a bogus camera.
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