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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2001 8:38:26 PM

On GasBuddy, there are two types of polls. Polls about fuel, fuel prices, vehicles, driving, etc. are called Opinion Polls. New Opinion Polls are created each week, and presented on the left side of the home page; members can earn 100 points each week for answering them.

Polls about the workings of this Web site are called Member Polls. The link to the Member Polls is only present when a member is logged in, but is shown at the top of every page. Member Polls are created only occasionally, when and if the admins feel the need. (No points are earned for answering Member Polls.)

If you have a suggestion for an OPINION Poll, you may post it here for the admins' consideration; please do NOT post such suggestions in the Member Polls topic.

If you have a suggestion for a MEMBER Poll, those suggestions should be posted in the Member Polls topic, and NOT here.

[Edited by: GM at 4/10/2008 11:27:57 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:02:15 AM

Yeah there is jrsva. It's $40 all the way to $40.99. It's 1 miles all the way to 1.99 miles. I know there is justification for the overlap, but to be more accurate there should be no overlap. And there is no need for the overlap except, well, I'll just stop there. I would have chosen $40 to 50 (it should be $40 to $50) but now it will be no opinion.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 7:40:16 AM


* * *     CC et al,     * * *

Here is our proposed poll for next week; please leave us a note when you get it —

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
• More than $50
• $40 to 50
• $30 to 40
• Less than $30
• No opinion

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LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 12:40:05 AM

Even though I proposed B (to make someone happy, who then didn't vote for it), I vote for C.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 10:23:05 PM

For I75's suggestion, I don’t think the dollar amount of damage is the main factor in a “major accident.” A parking lot fender bender that inconvenienced only the driver(s) could easily exceed $5k in damage if a luxury car was involved. If we are going to pursue this I think we need things like injuries, fatalities, number of vehicles involved, degree of traffic tie up, etc. I have not tried to work up an answer list; these are just ideas for discussion.

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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 10:22:34 PM

Scout, for Lord’s sake give it a rest. There is no “crossover” and there is no “overlap.” It is how polls are properly constructed when the subject is a continuum like money or distance. What you prefer is the proper way when the subject is something integral like people or cars. We posted a detailed article on this a year or two ago, just for you. It explained what I just said in detail with great clarity. I’m not going to look it up again.
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jerry972
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 7:57:10 PM

I vote for C as well.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 2:43:46 PM

Well, there is crossover in C. But I'll go with what everyone else wants to do even though it's wrong.
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 2:24:33 PM

C works for me, too, on the oil price poll.

[Edited by: SUVFan at 12/18/2014 3:28:55 PM EST]
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 11:57:19 AM

C for me as well:

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
• More than $50
• $40 to $50
• $30 to $40
• Less than $30
• No opinion
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 9:25:58 AM

Maybe a good question would be:

How much damage was the result of your most recent accident?
- I neve got into an accident.
- Less than $500
- $500 to $1,000
- $1,000 to $2,500
- $2,500 to $5,000
- $5,000 and up
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:59:03 AM

Every now and then I come in from left field with a totally wacky topic idea.

How about: Have You Ever Caused A Major Accident?

Inspired by a mini-van driver last night.
No word on whether that driver was caught and cited.

Possible answers could be:
Yes. I shut down a major roadway.
Yes, but didn't stop to see the results.
Not Sure.
No.
I don't drive.
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bugc
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 3:34:13 PM

I prefer C.

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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 10:15:37 AM

I vote for C:

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
• More than $50
• $40 to $50
• $30 to $40
• Less than $30
• No opinion

[Edited by: ziyulu at 12/17/2014 11:15:52 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 8:13:13 AM

Let's vote

A
How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
• $50 or more
• $40
• $30 or less
• No opinion

B
How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
• Not below $50
• $40.00 to $49.99
• $30.00 to $39.99
• Lower than $30
• No opinion

My vote is for A.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 11:48:01 PM


PD’s blog was based on a survey; not sure we need to do another.

Yes, let’s check the price of oil prior to posting the poll on Friday.
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 11:27:58 PM

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
• Not below $50
• $40.00 to $49.99
• $30.00 to $39.99
• Lower than $30
• No opinion
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 12:38:09 PM

PD posted a blog about holiday spending. I wonder if we should develop a poll with the results.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 11:49:52 AM

Good idea z. Crude started the day at $53.95 and is now at $56.29.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:27:54 AM

I actually like jrsva's version. Let's try to run it this week but check the oil price Friday morning to ensure it doesn't go below $50.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 6:49:38 AM

"No one can predict that oil will fall to *exactly* $40.00/bbl."

Why?

If you are going to do ranges you can't have crossover. That said I say we stick with

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
• $50 or more
• $40
• $30 or less
• No opinion
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bugc
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 11:22:23 PM

Ranges are OK.

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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 10:46:22 PM

Instead of just a single number in the middle, what do you think of using a couple of ranges? And before Scout starts screaming about overlap, these are ranges. No one can predict that oil will fall to *exactly* $40.00/bbl.

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
• More than $50
• $40 to 50
• $30 to 40
• Less than $30
• No opinion

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bugc
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 3:12:45 PM

A follow-on question could be:

How long do you think it will be until oil prices have a significant rebound and start increasing?
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 8:44:08 AM

Crude is currently at $57.88/barrel and has been steadily dropping for the last couple months. That said, I like jrsva's latest version of this poll.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 7:07:13 AM

I agree to use more with less or higher with lower. Thanks for catching that.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 11:25:28 PM


Two slight differences from Z’s version — more/higher and less/below.
I do not greatly care; either will be OK.
I think the more and less version make it a little simpler.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 11:13:20 PM

I think ‘significant’ is a worthy addition. I like this and suggest we use it for next week, hopefully before any more major price shifts.

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
• $50 or more
• $40
• $30 or less
• No opinion

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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 3:44:48 PM

I just thought about the wording for the oil price question. Should we say, "before the next significant rebound"? I'm sure we will see rebounds here and there.

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next significant rebound?
- $50 or higher
- $40
- $30 or below
- No opinion
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 5:33:15 AM

I'm good with z's poll.

Regarding the GasBuddy Paid "Premium" Memberships? topic, that isn't asking if it's OK to post a poll about it. I still think CC doesn't want to deal with the question so CC deleted the post.

CC - would the moderators allow a poll about paid membership to this site to be posted?
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 11:18:17 PM

Thanks for the link, SUV. I had somehow missed that topic so I wondered where Z got the idea for paid memberships.

I’m OK with the oil-price poll as posted by Z five messages below.
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 5:11:42 PM

I don't know that the message was necessarily deleted just because it contained jrsva's question. If that were it, I can't imagine that this GasBuddy Paid "Premium" Memberships? topic started Dec 7, 2014 at 9:58:29 AM, now with 17 posts, would still be around.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 5:11:34 PM

....... and no message about why this weeks poll was missed.
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bugc
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 4:30:47 PM

.... and no private message with explanation?????
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 3:37:19 PM

I saw jrsva's post as well then it was gone. If this is TPTB way of saying no, well let me just say that sucks.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 2:46:31 PM

For the oil price question, I suggest getting rid of the $60 option. I prefer the version with the $X0 endings.

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next rebound?
- $50 or higher
- $40
- $30 or below
- No opinion
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 2:45:32 PM

I saw jrsva's post as well. When I got deleted, I did not dare to ask the question when I posted the poll question.
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 1:03:11 PM

Sounds like the answer to the question was definitely, "no" . . . . .
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 11:56:15 AM

I too saw it, and since I see no evidence of lost data on the other topics, it seems they not only did not want us to do the poll, but did not want it even discussed - at least did not want to formally shoot it down but send a message??...however the earlier replies regarding the membership poll are still present as is the original topic.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 10:14:54 AM

I saw it too! Very strange indeed.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 5:44:01 AM

jsrva, I saw it as well so you aren't going crazy or anything. That speaks to a level of over-sensitivity on the part of GBO that is disturbing.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:40:57 PM

What the heck happened here?? I posted next week’s poll for CC shortly before midnight ET yesterday and I included a question for CC about the membership poll that had been proposed. I saw it with my own eyes, shortly after my comment on the oil-price poll, and now it is gone. They must have *really* not liked it to have scrubbed the whole thing. This is what I asked CC:

“Also, CC, there has been some discussion about a poll asking if one would continue to be a member if GasBuddy charged a fee (dues), possibly in return for some sort of benefit. Is this a possible line for a poll or would the Boss veto it?”

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CC
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 2:23:30 PM

Entered. Thank you.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:49:56 AM

*** Moderator ***

Here is our proposed poll for next week; please leave us a note when you get it —

At what age do you think retesting of drivers should begin?
• 70 or below
• 75
• 80
• 85 or above
• Never
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 10:17:11 PM

OK, sounds improbable but I guess we have to cover that eventuality. It broke thru $60 (slightly) today so how about this — make it really simple:

How low do you think oil prices will go before the next rebound?
• $55 or more
• $45
• $35 or less
• No opinion

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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 9:53:52 AM

This news article says $30 oil might be possible:

OIL GIANT WARNS: Crude Could Crash To $30
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:35:22 AM


Z’s oil-price poll seems appropriate given continuing declines. I don’t see any evidence of $30 oil; perhaps we should cut it off at $40 or less.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:28:34 AM

OK

What main source should be used to cover deficits in public transportation?
• Vehicle taxes and fees
• Fuel taxes and fees
• Other local, state or federal tax revenue
• Tolls and parking fees
• Higher fares
• Other
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 7:48:36 AM

scoutmaster's latest version might not work. Local, state, or federal tax revenue might contain vehicle/fuel taxes as well.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 5:19:20 AM

Or .............

What main source should be used to cover deficits in public transportation?
• Vehicle taxes and fees
• Fuel taxes and fees
• Local, state or federal tax revenue
• Tolls and parking fees
• Higher fares
• Other
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bugc
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 2:45:15 AM

.... or list it as:

What main source should be used to cover deficits in public transportation?
• Vehicle taxes and fees
• Fuel taxes and fees
• Other tax revenue
• Tolls and parking fees
• Higher fares
• Other

Perhaps source of funds is unnecessary.
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 11:40:41 PM

z - would your objection be addressed if "General tax revenue" were listed below any other choices that mention "tax"?
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