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DC

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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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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 1:34:07 AM

Scoutmaster, an or question doesn't work well and you did not address the issue raised by go dog go regarding the two questions.

Bugc's version does and looks ok to me. Also, I think it is cleaner and simpler to use the term area rather than state/province.2
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 11:28:17 PM

Do the gas stations in your area do enough to protect consumers from fraud?

- Yes
- No, greater protection needed
- Not sure
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 8:45:11 PM

How about

Do the gas stations in your state/province do enough to protect consumers from fraud or is greater protection needed?

- Yes
- No
- Not sure
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go-dog-go
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 7:39:18 PM

I see a couple problems right away. First of all the question excludes Canadians by asking about your state. Of course that could easily remedied by writing "/province's" The second problem is a bigger problem. The question asks two questions and yet only offers one answer. It is difficult to answer the two questions with either yes or no.
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CC
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 4:29:30 PM

Funny you should mention, Nomo. Our media team just mentioned to me that they are wanting to run something very close to this for the next poll (3rd of May):

Do your state's gas stations do enough to protect consumers from fraud or is greater protection needed?

- Yes
- No
- Not sure

Any chance we could get all of your help coming up with a refined version of this for the next poll, please?

Thanks, as always.
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 4:06:39 PM

Skimmers found at 81 locations within our State during sweep

[Edited by: Nomofriggincube at 4/24/2015 5:08:37 PM EST]
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CC
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 9:31:44 AM

Entered. Thank you.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 8:21:53 AM

*** Moderator ***

Here is our question for this week. Please let us know when you get it.

Are you in favor of laws regulating what prices a service station must post on its street
signs?
• Yes
• No
• No opinion
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 8:21:29 AM

Since we cannot come with an agreement, I'm going to post a different question for this week. One that we worked on already.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 6:03:10 AM

I still like

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Purchase / lease a vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Custom work (other than body or mechanics)
• Other / N/A
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 6:03:07 AM

*** Moderator ***

Here is our question for next week. Please let us know when you get it.

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Purchase / lease a vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Customization or accessories
• Other / NA
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LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 12:33:46 AM

Latest looks good to me.
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 11:28:29 PM

reposting:

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Purchase / lease a vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Customization or accessories
• Other / N/A
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 10:14:30 PM

I like bugc's suggested change.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:24:54 PM

Yeah, ziyulu, it's ready.
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 7:28:50 PM

Oops, wrong thread...

[Edited by: mnjrfan at 4/23/2015 8:29:40 PM EST]
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 6:50:08 PM

I think
• Custom work (other than body or mechanics)
is too long. I suggest substituting
• Customization or accessories

Mechanical customization would be included here because the other mechanical work only covers repairs.

[Edited by: bugc at 4/23/2015 7:53:41 PM EST]
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:51:53 AM

Is this ready to be posted for tomorrow?

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Purchase / lease a vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Custom work (other than body or mechanics)
• Other / N/A
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 4:14:03 AM

How about

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Purchase / lease a vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Custom work (other than body or mechanics)
• Other / N/A
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 11:10:35 PM

I was trying to get away from "Purchasing a vehicle" since I expect there will be a significant number of leased vehicles. Perhaps substitute "Acquiring a vehicle".
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 11:08:32 PM

I understand that skimmers can be installed inside the pump so there is no way to see them. Maybe take the question in the direction of "Are you concerned with skimmers listening to your fuel purchase transaction?"
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 2:43:04 PM

A bit of both, the term skimmer is somewhat vague.

As an aside, I wouldn't know what to look for in a skimming device and I suspect that many folks wouldn't. After posing the question here, I made a quick search online and found several articles but no photo or adequate physical description. In fact, one article allowed as how the "skimming" is taking place wirelessly now and, in this case, there is no external device to check for.

This is a probably a very good subject for a poll and an important topic for discussion.
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a5
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 1:30:31 PM

Rich, is that a question from you or a suggestion to add to the list of responses?
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 10:33:21 AM

What is a skimmer?
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:13:39 AM

Do you check for a skimmer prior to pumping your gas if paying by a Credit/Debit Card?
- Yes, all the time
- Yes, sometimes
- No
- N/A
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:09:04 AM

I believe my suggestion should be given some attention as well
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 7:20:14 AM

Yes, I like "purchasing a vehicle". At least now it is gramatically correct.

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Purchasing a vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Custom work (other than body or mechanics)
• Other / N/A
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 7:05:55 AM

Maybe replace 'Purchase vehicle' with 'Purchasing a vehicle'
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 6:11:41 AM

I think "Purchase vehicle" is fine all by itself.

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Purchase vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Custom work (other than body or mechanics)
• Other / N/A
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 6:03:15 AM

Either vehicle, or replace/add vehicle
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LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 11:36:33 PM

bugc - the reason I had suggested changing it from "New vehicle" to "Replacement vehicle" is because someone could be upgrading while not purchasing a brand-new vehicle. I wanted to include any "new to me" vehicle. However, as someone pointed out, "Replacement vehicle" doesn't cover someone who's buying their first vehicle.

For me, "New or additional vehicle" has the connotation of either a brand new vehicle or an additional vehicle being added to my fleet.

I think just saying "A vehicle" keeps it nice and simple.
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 11:11:39 PM

Maybe this will help:

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• New or additional vehicle
• Replace Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body repairs
• Customization or accessories
• Other / N/A
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 12:38:59 PM

very nice revision, z.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 8:22:36 AM

How about this revision?

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Purchase vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Custom work (other than body or mechanics)
• Other / N/A
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 8:21:45 AM

New suggestion:

How frequently do you participate in GasBuddy app challenges?
- Fully
- Most of the time
- Occasionally
- What challenges?
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 10:26:42 AM

Purchase vehicle might include an additional vehicle as well as a replacement. How about a new lease? New/used is not an issue.

I agree about custom work being nebulous. How to best clarify?

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 10:17:47 AM

• Replacement vehicle
• Purchase vehicle
• new/used vehicle

it's all pretty much saying the same thing to me

what sort of "custom work" is not either mechanical or body work? Are you trying to say unnecessary, elective or discretionary work?

Why are tires the only singled out repair? Obviously tires would be an "anticipated" expense, as would the timing belt, brakes, ...

The "UNEXPECTED major expenses" are the ones that kill me.
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 9:59:29 AM

I usually pay cash for gas, but I know most people use a cc. If I did pay by cc, I would always check for a skimmer attached to the reader. I would like to know if most people check for a skimmer prior to pumping their gas. I don't need to state how fraud is becoming too common place in our society and how careful we, as consumers, need to be even doing something as simple as purchasing gas.

Do you check for a skimmer prior to pumping your gas if paying by a cc?
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:21:22 AM

Should we change "purchase vehicle" to "new/used vehicle" to make it clearer?
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 5:42:04 AM

I agree with purchase vehicle.
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 11:07:58 PM

I don't think there are many here that would purchase a first vehicle, not a replacement. For that case we could use:

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Purchase vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Custom work
• Other / N/A
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 10:52:44 AM

I like ziyulu's last version.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 10:10:33 AM

Here's the latest version we're working on:

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Replacement vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• Custom work
• Other / N/A
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 8:15:15 AM

Shall we resome with:

My next major automotive expense is likely to be:
• Replacement vehicle
• New Tires
• Mechanical repairs
• Body work
• New part/device installed
• Other / N/A

Z suggested changing "new part/device installed" to "custom work". I agree.
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CC
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 9:21:18 AM

Entered. Thank you.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 6:21:27 AM

*** Moderator ***

Here is our question for next week. Please let us know when you get it.

Would you put a tracker in your car to save on auto insurance?
- Yes
- No
- Have not decided
- N/A
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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 9:32:56 AM

Tracker would be ok.


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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 9:30:30 AM

Let's run the tracker question this week and discuss more about the major automotive purchase.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 7:07:51 AM

I like this suggestion:

Would you put a tracker in your car to save on auto insurance?
- Yes
- No
- Have not decided
- N/A

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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 6:27:00 AM

Which one was the tracker, TxJeans?
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 7:58:57 PM

I suggest we go with the tracker and let this other one simmer on low a bit longer.
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