Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Olestas » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:56 am

Just tried to enter prices for some different stations in Latvia. Gas price still not valid. But now it allow to enter all numbers, no more automatic 9 at the end. Does not help though :D

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Olestas » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:05 pm

Create as many gas stations in country as possible, send developers list with most brands of stations and fuel types, price form and currency.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Olestas » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:58 am

Oh yes it is. And now some started to appear.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Olestas » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:12 am

I do not see prices too (Latvia).
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Olestas » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:10 am

Cannot enter prices in Latvia.. says that price is not correct :D And there is automatically number 9 at the end, which is stupid.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Olestas » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:42 am

Also please add option to select which fuel my car uses, so I do not get unneeded fuel types.

P.S. OOps, did not see it changed my waze client :D
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Nacron » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:27 pm

CrackedLCD wrote:
Nacron wrote:
CrackedLCD wrote:In the US, they ask us to post the cash price.

Is this an established rule? Just a few stations in Hawaii has started to give cash discounts and I always thought credit was the correct price


No, you're correct. I looked at the Wiki entry on gas prices to be sure and it says to enter credit prices because that's what the "3rd Party" posts will be. So I stand (well, sit) corrected. :oops:

Like a lot of things on Waze, I think someone told me or it was written somewhere to post cash prices but that changed and they didn't notify anyone of the change. There are only a few stations around here that do different cash/credit pricing but I'll be sure to update the prices for credit from now on.

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Nacron » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:22 am

CrackedLCD wrote:In the US, they ask us to post the cash price.


Is this an established rule? Just a few stations in Hawaii has started to give cash discounts and I always thought credit was the correct price

jasonh300 wrote:The gas prices system is mostly useless here. As much as we report the correct prices, we frequently come across stations that have prices that are weeks out of date, but Wazers drive by and confirm the outdated prices that were already there over and over again without actually updating the prices.

This is a problem in Hawaii, people just drive the freeway and confirm whatever shows up. The top weekly scorers have never touched WME.
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Re: Re: Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Nacron » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:39 am

Twister_UK wrote:
foxitrot wrote:
Twister_UK wrote: So even if the price data gets reset after x days of staying at the same values no matter how often those values are confimed, surely all the points-fanatics will just have to enter new prices every x days and then continue confirming them as at present until the next x day timeout, then enter new price again and continue...
... and the problem of points-fanatics being able to earn points by confirming non-existent prices would be resolved without any means for them to work around it in the client.

I understand the problem with flakey ghost copies of GS in the DB. But I think that these points-fanatics would not bother entering some guessed prices, if the fields were empty.


I don't quite share your optimism here - given the lengths some users will go to in collecting points at the expense of data integrity, I'm not sure having to make up a price (they'd only need to fake the price for one fuel type in order to "earn" their 8 points, making it even easier than the genuine user who goes to the trouble of correctly updating several fuel type prices to earn the same points) a handful of times a month would be much of a disincentive.

To be honest, given that it is only 8 points/station, and given that there aren't all that many ghost stations in the db, I don't think it's worth expending much effort on changing the behaviour of price entry/confirmation just to stop some users picking up a few extra points each day from ghost stations - better for the Waze programmers to concentrate on resolving the problem which is allowing these ghosts to remain in the db in the first place.

The typical top 3 users in Hawaii DO NOT edit the map. They get points purely from gas reporting

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Re: Re: Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby Nacron » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:37 am

CBenson wrote:
Twister_UK wrote:Given that this station is still showing up as a valid location for price updates, either it hasn't been removed from the map, or the flakey back-end implementation has kept a ghost copy of this station in the database after it's been deleted in WME.

This is a US station. The US stations can't be deleted in WME.

Yup. We have to jump through hoops with the support form to get them fixed or removed

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