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taztug

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2010 8:16:42 AM

Some of us track this just for fun to see how we are doing against other areas and each other in the local area. However, we see consistently where users get award day back into the system. The only reason we know this is that the ranking drop instead of climb. Can an indicator be placed on those who are given those consecutive days back. Maybe even a little hove over note as to why.
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lyledeck
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 9:42:02 PM

I miss rho's posts...
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 6:22:50 PM

You say that like it's a bad thing Brindfan.
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Brindfan
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 3:49:46 PM

Hey rho, it's been a month since your last update.
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johnnyTN
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 3:01:29 PM

i get on quite a bit but sometimes i forget and skip a day.
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rho
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 1:44:25 PM


Noticed that you recently lost some ground again, since 06/01/2012
not counting the trading places with whom you're tied?

GasBuddy Consecutive Days Rank Algorithm or parameter issue?
Or GB Mods restored dropped members on the list again?
Either way, our Consecutive Days Rank are heading in the wrong direction again.
The list below is not a complete list of all members Restored on the Consecutive Days Leader
list because I only queried the list at least once or twice a day and sometimes more.
It is possible that members do drop off and get restored before I can detect it.
The really short term drop to restoral may be due to a Algorithm or parameter issue.
There are members that were legit in getting reinstated.

Found 275 within the top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List were restored back on the list
at least 507 times since the beginning of Oct 2010.
One member was restored their position 14 times during this period.

==== Recently Detected Dropped/Restored GB(s) Top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List
Restored Since 06/01/2012 Previous Dropped/Restored Records Included. (* = Rank 270 or Better)

wmsbgolfer /VirginiaBeach: * Restored 6 Times Was tied with WR-INC & ejjski.
06/02/2012 03:05 PM _53 CDR, 2,523 CDA. Restored 06/04/2012 09:18 PM _52 CDR, 2,526 CDA.
03/01/2012 08:25 PM _54 CDR, 2,430 CDA. Restored 03/02/2012 09:12 PM _54 CDR, 2,432 CDA.
07/10/2011 09:30 AM _57 CDR, 2,195 CDA. Restored 07/11/2011 09:11 PM _ 57 CDR, 2,197 CDA.
03/13/2011 08:56 PM _57 CDR, 2,076 CDA. Restored 03/14/2011 10:01 PM _57 CDR, 2,078 CDA.
01/24/2011 11:08 AM _56 CDR, 2,028 CDA. Restored 02/01/2011 10:02 PM _57 CDR, 2,037 CDA.
10/02/2010 __:__ _ _ _61 CDR, 1,914 CDA. Restored 10/12/2010 __:__ _ _ _59 CDR, 1,925 CDA.

drew51nm /Albuquerque: * Restored 5 Times
06/01/2012 11:29 AM 242 CDR, 1,871 CDA. Restored 06/04/2012 09:18 PM 243 CDR, 1,875 CDA.
08/26/2011 08:30 PM 266 CDR, 1,591 CDA. Restored 08/27/2011 09:45 PM 266 CDR, 1,593 CDA.
08/03/2011 10:21 PM 270 CDR, 1,568 CDA. Restored 08/04/2011 09:21 PM 269 CDR, 1,570 CDA.
03/06/2011 11:29 AM 287 CDR, 1,418 CDA. Restored 03/11/2011 10:05 PM 284 CDR, 1,424 CDA.
01/08/2011 10:58 AM 289 CDR, 1,361 CDA. Restored 01/10/2011 10:04 PM 290 CDR, 1,364 CDA.

Nannabug /Macon:
05/29/2012 10:30 AM 965 CDR, _ 638 CDA. Restored 06/02/2012 03:05 PM 966 CDR, _ 642 CDA.

==================================================================

TXJEANS: I agree that unless it is a GasBuddy System glitch, they should not restore anyone. But, sometime there is a GB System glitch and usually it is verifiable that you earn some points that day you were dropped off or they know if they had GB equipment failure or GB system outage. This issue is very noticeable in the top 300 or 500 on the Consecutive Day Leader list.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 1:41:02 PM

"Can an indicator be placed on those who are given those consecutive days back. Maybe even a little hove over note as to why."
There seems to be way too many getting CD restored.

Better solution is to NOT restore days except if it is a known/obvious system glitch.

There are bigger things in this world to worry about than CD. I forgot about time change when traveling and lost mine a while back. Big stinking deal - now I just have to wait until I get my stripes back.

As a dear friend said - Don't sweat the petty stuff, and don't pet the sweaty stuff. (RIP 1C)
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rho
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 11:22:20 PM


Noticed that you recently lost some ground again,
not counting the trading places with whom you're tied?

GasBuddy Consecutive Days Rank Algorithm or parameter issue?
Or GB Mods restored dropped members on the list again?
Either way, our Consecutive Days Rank are heading in the wrong direction again.
The list below is not a complete list of all members Restored on the Consecutive Days Leader
list because I only queried the list at least once or twice a day and sometimes more.
It is possible that members do drop off and get restored before I can detect it.
The really short term drop to restoral may be due to a Algorithm or parameter issue.
There are members that were legit in getting reinstated.

Found 274 within the top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List were restored back on the list
at least 504 times since the beginning of Oct 2010.
One member was restored their position 14 times during this period.

==== Recently Detected Dropped/Restored GB(s) Top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List
Update: Since 05/27/2012 Previous Dropped/Restored Records Included. (* = Rank 270 or Better)

V_Star_1100 /Buffalo: * Restored 2 Times
05/31/2012 08:40 PM 102 CDR, 2,312 CDA. Restored 06/01/2012 11:29 AM 102 CDR, 2,313 CDA.
03/31/2012 08:35 PM 103 CDR, 2,252 CDA. Restored 04/13/2012 08:48 PM 103 CDR, 2,265 CDA.

DrNot /Mississippi:
05/30/2012 09:32 AM 579 CDR, 1,160 CDA. Restored 06/01/2012 11:29 AM 578 CDR, 1,163 CDA.

Dracuteer /Massachusetts: Restored 4 Times
05/29/2012 10:30 AM 584 CDR, 1,139 CDA. Restored 05/30/2012 09:06 PM 583 CDR, 1,141 CDA.
03/16/2012 09:46 PM 607 CDR, 1,066 CDA. Restored 03/20/2012 08:43 PM 606 CDR, 1,070 CDA.
08/27/2011 09:45 PM 693 CDR, _ 863 CDA. Restored 08/30/2011 09:49 AM 688 CDR, _ 866 CDA.
02/10/2011 11:38 AM 804 CDR, _ 665 CDA. Restored 02/11/2011 10:43 PM 803 CDR, _ 667 CDA.

KHF /Sacto: Restored 2 Times
05/28/2012 09:14 AM 651 CDR, 1,033 CDA. Restored 05/30/2012 09:32 AM 649 CDR, 1,036 CDA.
02/01/2012 10:13 PM 698 CDR, _ 916 CDA. Restored 02/03/2012 09:24 PM 697 CDR, _ 919 CDA.

ChipGas /NewJersey: * Restored 3 Times
05/25/2012 08:36 PM 242 CDR, 1,866 CDA. Restored 05/28/2012 09:12 PM 242 CDR, 1,870 CDA.
11/20/2011 08:36 PM 258 CDR, 1,678 CDA. Restored 11/21/2011 08:35 PM 257 CDR, 1,682 CDA.
11/04/2011 08:43 PM 260 CDR, 1,662 CDA. Restored 11/09/2011 10:04 AM 260 CDR, 1,668 CDA.

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rho
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Message Posted: May 27, 2012 1:48:53 PM


Noticed that you recently lost some ground again,
not counting the trading places with whom you're tied?

GasBuddy Consecutive Days Rank Algorithm or parameter issue?
Or GB Mods restored dropped members on the list again?
Either way, our Consecutive Days Rank are heading in the wrong direction again.
The list below is not a complete list of all members Restored on the Consecutive Days Leader
list because I only queried the list at least once or twice a day and sometimes more.
It is possible that members do drop off and get restored before I can detect it.
The really short term drop to restoral may be due to a Algorithm or parameter issue.
There are members that were legit in getting reinstated.

Found 273 within the top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List were restored back on the list
at least 498 times since the beginning of Oct 2010.
One member was restored their position 14 times during this period.

==== Recently Detected Dropped/Restored GB(s) Top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List
Update: Since 05/02/2012 Previous Dropped/Restored Records Included. (* = Rank 270 or Better)

dickc49 /Massachusetts: *
05/25/2012 08:36 PM 157 CDR, 2,115 CDA. Restored 05/26/2012 09:06 PM 159 CDR, 2,115 CDA.

dstags18 /Louisville: *
05/11/2012 09:19 PM 247 CDR, 1,848 CDA. Restored 05/23/2012 10:20 AM 244 CDR, 1,860 CDA.

KrispyKreme /Richmond: Restored 3 Times
05/18/2012 08:41 PM 419 CDR, 1,423 CDA. Restored 05/22/2012 12:14 PM 416 CDR, 1,428 CDA.
05/11/2011 01:22 PM 502 CDR, 1,050 CDA. Restored 05/12/2011 09:29 PM 500 CDR, 1,052 CDA.
03/27/2011 12:40 PM 509 CDR, 1,005 CDA. Restored 04/12/2011 09:07 PM 505 CDR, 1,022 CDA.

gasntx /MidlandOdessa: Most likely a name change from oldman08 to gasntx.
oldman08 /MidlandOdessa: 05/19/2012 09:11 PM 758 CDR, _ 862 CDA. Restored 05/19/2012 09:11 PM 758 CDR, _ 862 CDA.

LostOnNet /NewJersey:
05/10/2012 09:09 PM 794 CDR, _ 810 CDA. Restored 05/11/2012 11:06 AM 793 CDR, _ 811 CDA.

TCDS /Denver:
05/09/2012 10:43 AM 981 CDR, _ 623 CDA. Restored 05/11/2012 11:06 AM 980 CDR, _ 626 CDA.

Jedidiah /Maine:
05/03/2012 09:07 PM 362 CDR, 1,532 CDA. Restored 05/09/2012 09:16 PM 361 CDR, 1,536 CDA.

CABeachBum /SanDiego:
05/19/2012 10:51 AM 926 CDR, _ 671 CDA. Dropped
05/02/2012 10:09 PM 941 CDR, _ 655 CDA. Restored 05/03/2012 09:07 PM 941 CDR, _ 656 CDA.

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rho
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 1:39:58 PM


Noticed that you recently lost some ground again,
not counting the trading places with whom you're tied?

GasBuddy Consecutive Days Rank Algorithm or parameter issue?
Or GB Mods messed with the list again?
Either way, our Consecutive Days Rank are heading in the wrong direction again.
The list below is not a complete list of all members Restored on the Consecutive Days Leader
list because I only queried the list at least once or twice a day and sometimes more.
It is possible that members do drop off and get restored before I can detect it.
The really short term drop to restoral may be due to a Algorithm or parameter issue.
There are members that were legit in getting reinstated.

Found 265 within the top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List were restored back on the list
at least 490 times since the beginning of Oct 2010.
One member was restored their position 14 times during this period.

==== Recently Detected Dropped/Restored GB(s) Top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List
Update: Since 04/24/2012 Previous Dropped/Restored Records Included. (* = Rank 270 or Better)

mwhals /Charleston: *
04/30/2012 09:13 PM 162 CDR, 2,087 CDA. Restored 05/01/2012 09:31 PM 162 CDR, 2,088 CDA.

PT72205 /Massachusetts: Restored 4 Times
04/28/2012 11:20 AM 321 CDR, 1,638 CDA. Restored 05/01/2012 10:52 AM 320 CDR, 1,641 CDA.
10/29/2011 09:28 PM 341 CDR, 1,457 CDA. Restored 11/01/2011 02:08 PM 342 CDR, 1,460 CDA.
05/02/2011 11:33 AM 367 CDR, 1,275 CDA. Restored 05/04/2011 10:06 PM 367 CDR, 1,279 CDA.
03/10/2011 12:06 PM 373 CDR, 1,223 CDA. Restored 03/12/2011 10:16 PM 376 CDR, 1,225 CDA.

Austin1850 /Austin: Restored 7 Times
04/28/2012 11:20 AM 551 CDR, 1,222 CDA. Restored 04/30/2012 09:13 PM 549 CDR, 1,225 CDA.
09/11/2011 12:14 PM 620 CDR, _ 992 CDA. Restored 09/21/2011 08:40 PM 614 CDR, 1,003 CDA.
07/23/2011 09:18 PM 641 CDR, _ 943 CDA. Restored 07/24/2011 08:17 PM 639 CDR, _ 944 CDA.
07/01/2011 11:50 AM 654 CDR, _ 919 CDA. Restored 07/05/2011 12:53 PM 649 CDR, _ 925 CDA.
03/18/2011 09:44 PM 689 CDR, _ 814 CDA. Restored 03/23/2011 11:37 AM 689 CDR, _ 820 CDA.
01/18/2011 10:39 AM 720 CDR, _ 756 CDA. Restored 01/20/2011 11:51 PM 722 CDR, _ 758 CDA.
10/18/2010 __:__ _ _ 782 CDR, _ 663 CDA. Restored 10/28/2011 __:__ _ _ 785 CDR, _ 675 CDA.

topcat57 /Memphis: * Restored 5 Times
04/07/2012 08:44 PM 239 CDR, 1,833 CDA. Restored 04/26/2012 08:34 PM 239 CDR, 1,853 CDA.
10/26/2011 10:09 PM 252 CDR, 1,670 CDA. Restored 10/27/2011 09:13 PM 251 CDR, 1,671 CDA.
04/27/2011 11:17 AM 273 CDR, 1,487 CDA. Restored 04/28/2011 01:49 PM 274 CDR, 1,489 CDA.
04/16/2011 09:05 PM 274 CDR, 1,476 CDA. Restored 04/19/2011 09:16 PM 274 CDR, 1,480 CDA.
11/18/2010 10:29 AM 287 CDR, 1,327 CDA. Restored 11/23/2010 11:52 PM 290 CDR, 1,333 CDA.

genem /FloridaState:
04/21/2012 08:53 PM 376 CDR, 1,487 CDA. Restored 04/25/2012 08:36 PM 378 CDR, 1,489 CDA.

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StillWillIV
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 9:34:01 AM

Do Work!
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knutzAL
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 9:29:05 AM

Hell Scout this is life of darth, right! LOL

kwzh Yes I see that and have been. THX for pointing it out!

Buckeye. THX for the link!

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kwzh
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 2:37:55 AM

knutzAL, there's another 100 points available each week for answering the survey on the main page. But (as noted in the FAQ entry), there's plenty of fluctuation on the 30-day scoreboard at any instant.
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buckeyecountry
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2012 5:43:44 PM

knutzAL

This FAQ should cover it HERE



[Edited by: buckeyecountry at 4/26/2012 6:44:12 PM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2012 3:44:23 PM

You could be but who really cares?
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knutzAL
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2012 3:26:40 PM

Simple question here. If for 30 consecutive days I max 975 plus 1200 for referals how can I not be tied for first? Am I missing points opportunities somewhere?
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2012 11:37:15 AM

Norm1947, if you mean the question from Terzo that gaspricepasser reposted in their Apr 1, 2012 3:00:34 PM post, aside from the mobile app factor gaspricepasser noted (that I know nothing about), the only functions consecutive days affect on the normal website are the following:

1. Upon reaching 90 consecutive days, "racing" strips appear on your car (assuming that you have one - it would be possible to post 1 message for 90 consecutive days and have as few as 1,900 points but no car).

2. When your total consecutive days is among the top 4,000 nationally, your screen name is added to the national consecutive day list. Last I checked, that took north of 130 days.

3. Your number of consecutive days appears on your profile and in the scoreboard in the upper right hand corner of the web page.


[Edited by: SUVFan at 4/26/2012 12:40:07 PM EST]
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2012 10:13:10 AM

Can anyone answer gaspricepasser's question? I am curious as well.
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rho
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 12:20:49 AM


Noticed that you recently lost some ground again,
not counting the trading places with whom you're tied?

GasBuddy Consecutive Days Rank Algorithm or parameter issue?
Or GB Mods messed with the list again?
Either way, our Consecutive Days Rank are heading in the wrong direction again.
The list below is not a complete list of all members Restored on the Consecutive Days Leader
list because I only queried the list at least once or twice a day and sometimes more.
It is possible that members do drop off and get restored before I can detect it.
The really short term drop to restoral may be due to a Algorithm or parameter issue.

Found 263 within the top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List were restored back on the list
at least 485 times since the beginning of Oct 2010.
One member was restored their position 14 times during this period.

==== Recently Detected Dropped/Restored GB(s) Top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List
Update: Since 04/20/2012 Previous Dropped/Restored Records Included. (* = Rank 270 or Better)

LuckyLindy1 /TwinCities: *
04/23/2012 11:12 AM 172 CDR, 2,046 CDA. Restored 04/24/2012 08:43 PM 175 CDR, 2,046 CDA.

zeeba41 /Chicago:
04/15/2012 08:29 PM 492 CDR, 1,283 CDA. Restored 04/24/2012 08:43 PM 496 CDR, 1,291 CDA.

1studman /ElPaso: Restored 2 Times
04/20/2012 08:42 PM 699 CDR, _ 941 CDA. Restored 04/24/2012 08:43 PM 701 CDR, _ 945 CDA.
02/14/2011 01:02 AM 997 CDR, _ 510 CDA. Restored 02/17/2011 04:02 PM 989 CDR, _ 514 CDA.

GAWalv /OklahomaCity: *
04/10/2012 08:46 PM 251 CDR, 1,789 CDA. Restored 04/21/2012 08:53 PM 253 CDR, 1,798 CDA.

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rho
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 1:49:43 PM

kwzh:

Thank you kwzh for the constructive advice on a rewrite and you did it with a lot of class and a real asset on the GasBuddy Forum.

I dropped the redundant "with" and corrected the misspelling of "you're" for the future postings.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2012 2:36:57 AM

I suppose you mean the misspelling of "you're" -- it looks like there's also a redundant "with", but now I see that, although clumsy, it's actually correct; there are two prepositional phrases, both using "with". Yuck. I think it calls for a rewrite, anyway.

If your objection is to the preposition at the end, that's a false rule that was invented by someone who decided that since you can't do it in Latin, you shouldn't be able to do it in English either. It's certainly not universally decried as incorrect.

Hm, actually I might be thinking about split infinitives. Maybe both.

[Edited by: kwzh at 4/22/2012 3:42:13 AM EST]
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plastic
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:22:55 AM

>"... with whom your tied with..."

Ok, I can't read any further. I'm calling the grammar police. Lol
Sorry. That's just one of my biggest pet peeves.
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rho
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2012 12:24:30 AM


Noticed that you recently lost some ground again,
not counting the trading places with whom your tied with?

GasBuddy Consecutive Days Rank Algorithm or parameter issue?
Or GB Mods messed with the list again?
Either way, our Consecutive Days Rank are heading in the wrong direction again.
The list below is not a complete list of all members Restored on the Consecutive Days Leader
list because I only queried the list at least once or twice a day and sometimes more.
It is possible that members do drop off and get restored before I can detect it.
The really short term drop to restoral may be due to a Algorithm or parameter issue.

Found 260 within the top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List were restored back on the list
at least 481 times since the beginning of Oct 2010.
One member was restored their position 14 times during this period.

==== Recently Detected Dropped/Restored GB(s) Top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List
Update: Since 04/13/2012 Previous Dropped/Restored Records Included. (* = Rank 270 or Better)

beaverkeeper /Hamilton:
04/18/2012 08:39 PM 369 CDR, 1,496 CDA. Restored 04/20/2012 08:42 PM 369 CDR, 1,499 CDA.

NHLiveFree /NewHampshire: Restored 6 Times
03/23/2012 08:28 PM 514 CDR, 1,243 CDA. Restored 04/20/2012 08:42 PM 509 CDR, 1,272 CDA.
10/31/2011 10:35 AM 555 CDR, 1,099 CDA. Restored 11/04/2011 08:43 PM 553 CDR, 1,104 CDA.
08/30/2011 09:49 AM 582 CDR, 1,037 CDA. Restored 08/31/2011 09:09 PM 581 CDR, 1,039 CDA.
07/04/2011 10:48 AM 604 CDR, _ 980 CDA. Restored 07/14/2011 09:44 PM 602 CDR, _ 991 CDA.
11/20/2010 02:18 PM 697 CDR, _ 754 CDA. Restored 11/23/2010 11:52 PM 704 CDR, _ 758 CDA.
dropped per mazer14
10/11/2010 __:__ _ _ 734 CDR, _ 708 CDA. Restored 10/20/2011 __:__ _ _ 721 CDR, _ 724 CDA.

robbybaby /Indy: *
04/18/2012 08:39 PM _17 CDR, 2,867 CDA. Restored 04/19/2012 08:36 PM _17 CDR, 2,867 CDA.

2smooth1970 /California:
04/14/2012 08:35 PM 416 CDR, 1,405 CDA. Restored 04/18/2012 08:39 PM 415 CDR, 1,407 CDA.

jklh88 /California:
04/14/2012 08:35 PM 417 CDR, 1,403 CDA. Restored 04/18/2012 08:39 PM 416 CDR, 1,405 CDA.

sparrowbutt /GrandRapids: *
04/10/2012 08:46 PM 138 CDR, 2,127 CDA. Restored 04/15/2012 08:29 PM 138 CDR, 2,133 CDA.

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:30:38 AM

Amazing how some deny points and rank mean anything and others thrive on their rank and points. I agree the points and rank make it more fun, but the method of calculating Overall Rank and 30 Day Rank is inconsistant. As with Overall Rank, 30 Day Rank should be calculated once a day. Ties should all be posted at the same rank.
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rho
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 11:50:46 PM


Noticed that you recently lost some ground again,
not counting the trading places with whom your tied with?

GasBuddy Consecutive Days Rank Algorithm or parameter issue?
Or GB Mods messed with the list again?
Either way, our Consecutive Days Rank are heading in the wrong direction again.
The list below is not a complete list of all members Restored on the Consecutive Days Leader
list because I only queried the list at least once or twice a day and sometimes more.
It is possible that members do drop off and get restored before I can detect it.
The really short term drop to restoral may be due to a Algorithm or parameter issue.

Found 255 within the top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List were restored back on the list
at least 474 times since the beginning of Oct 2010.
One member was restored their position 14 times during this period.

==== Recently Detected Dropped/Restored GB(s) Top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List
Update: Since 04/02/2012 Previous Dropped/Restored Records Included. (* = Rank 270 or Better)

V_Star_1100 /Buffalo: *
03/31/2012 08:35 PM 103 CDR, 2,252 CDA. Restored 04/13/2012 08:48 PM 103 CDR, 2,265 CDA.

Oldman60 /LittleRock:
04/01/2012 08:44 PM 275 CDR, 1,711 CDA. Restored 04/03/2012 08:27 PM 278 CDR, 1,713 CDA.

Tommy4Wheel /Wilmington:
04/01/2012 08:44 PM 850 CDR, _ 714 CDA. Restored 04/03/2012 08:27 PM 852 CDR, _ 717 CDA.
03/07/2012 09:50 PM 871 CDR, _ 689 CDA. Restored 03/09/2012 08:41 PM 872 CDR, _ 692 CDA.

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rho
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 1:18:55 AM

On my White Board, by PelicansFan Yesterday

"I know you don't like us GB's who get Restored but I proved that I had posted at11:29:00 PM on my own forum in CST. I was 100% in the RIGHT!!!"

Please do not make up things about me "don't like us GB's who get Restored". Never wrote or said anything like that. If you have a good technical reason that the GB Mods can verify that you should be restored, then you should tell them what happened and what to check and verify and most likely they will restore you as they did already.

The same thing happened to me a few months ago. I showed them where they can see that I had earned at least 125 points that day I was dropped off the list and they restored me also.

Was told that some members were not actively earning points for a day or much more for personal reasons like forgot to post their prices & forum posts and was restored several times. If this is true, there is something wrong with this policy.

IMHO, I believe the parameters are set too tight as the program algorithm drops way too many members that switch their daily posting schedules. There may be other program or system issues also from what I have been reading on the forum not counting when the GB system &/or servers are down.

BTW PelicansFan, This is not the topic to post your Consecutive days Rank. This Topic is about the issue of the Consecutive days Rank going the wrong direction, "ranking drop instead of climb".
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2012 3:57:38 PM

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rho
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2012 12:36:49 AM


Noticed that you recently lost some ground again,
not counting the trading places with whom your tied with?

GasBuddy Consecutive Days Rank Algorithm or parameter issue?
Or GB Mods messed with the list again?
Either way, our Consecutive Days Rank are heading in the wrong direction again.
The list below is not a complete list of all members Restored on the Consecutive Days Leader
list because I only queried the list at least once or twice a day and sometimes more.
It is possible that members do drop off and get restored before I can detect it.
The really short term drop to restoral may be due to a Algorithm or parameter issue.

Found 253 within the top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List were restored back on the list
at least 471 times since the beginning of Oct 2010.
One member was restored their position 14 times during this period.

==== Recently Detected Dropped/Restored GB(s) Top 1,000 Consecutive Days Leaders List
Update: Since 03/05/2012 Previous Dropped/Restored Records Included. (* = Rank 270 or Better)

oaktowner /SanFran: *
03/31/2012 08:35 PM _47 CDR, 2,533 CDA. Restored 04/02/2012 08:28 PM _47 CDR, 2,534 CDA.

$ Saver /VirginiaBeach: *
03/24/2012 08:32 PM _65 CDR, 2,398 CDA. Restored 04/02/2012 08:28 PM _67 CDR, 2,405 CDA.

55Russ /Cleveland: Restored 3 Times
04/01/2012 08:44 PM 523 CDR, 1,237 CDA. Restored 04/02/2012 08:28 PM 525 CDR, 1,239 CDA.
05/13/2011 09:39 PM 642 CDR, _ 914 CDA. Restored 05/13/2011 04:15 PM 642 CDR, _ 914 CDA.
10/04/2010 __:__ _ _ 760 CDR, _ 687 CDA. Restored 10/15/2010 __:__ _ _ 742 CDR, _ 704 CDA.

RedOlds /Atlanta: * Restored 7 Times
03/31/2012 09:09 PM 182 CDR, 2,003 CDA. Restored 04/01/2012 08:44 PM 182 CDR, 2,004 CDA.
10/24/2011 09:16 PM 193 CDR, 1,844 CDA. Restored 10/25/2011 11:09 AM 192 CDR, 1,845 CDA.
10/23/2011 10:15 PM 193 CDR, 1,843 CDA. Restored 10/24/2011 08:26 PM 193 CDR, 1,844 CDA.
09/10/2011 11:05 AM 195 CDR, 1,799 CDA. Restored 09/14/2011 10:42 AM 195 CDR, 1,804 CDA.
04/10/2011 01:16 PM 204 CDR, 1,646 CDA. Restored 04/13/2011 03:07 PM 203 CDR, 1,650 CDA.
04/04/2011 09:09 PM 204 CDR, 1,641 CDA. Restored 04/05/2011 11:26 AM 202 CDR, 1,642 CDA.
03/09/2011 11:19 AM 206 CDR, 1,613 CDA. Restored 03/09/2011 11:12 PM 205 CDR, 1,615 CDA.

9C1 /Chicago: *
03/22/2012 09:06 PM _30 CDR, 2,712 CDA. Restored 03/24/2012 08:32 PM _30 CDR, 2,714 CDA.
01/07/2011 11:24 AM _32 CDR, 2,273 CDA. Restored 01/08/2011 10:58 AM _32 CDR, 2,274 CDA.

PelicansFan /Pensacola:
03/21/2012 08:40 PM 511 CDR, 1,246 CDA. Restored 03/23/2012 08:28 PM 509 CDR, 1,249 CDA.

1DON1 /Jacksonville:
03/15/2012 08:31 PM 651 CDR, _ 998 CDA. Restored 03/16/2012 08:28 PM 650 CDR, _ 999 CDA.

Tommy4Wheel /Wilmington:
03/07/2012 09:50 PM 871 CDR, _ 689 CDA. Restored 03/09/2012 08:41 PM 872 CDR, _ 692 CDA.

willyneu /Chicago: * Restored 8 Times
03/06/2012 08:23 PM _41 CDR, 2,546 CDA. Restored 03/07/2012 09:50 PM _41 CDR, 2,548 CDA.
06/25/2011 11:23 AM _42 CDR, 2,291 CDA. Restored 06/27/2011 09:17 PM _43 CDR, 2,294 CDA.
04/05/2011 11:26 AM _44 CDR, 2,210 CDA. Restored 04/06/2011 10:13 PM _44 CDR, 2,212 CDA.
03/08/2011 11:07 AM _44 CDR, 2,182 CDA. Restored 03/29/2011 04:05 PM _43 CDR, 2,204 CDA.
02/16/2011 10:52 AM _43 CDR, 2,162 CDA. Restored 02/17/2011 10:03 PM _44 CDR, 2,164 CDA.
02/01/2011 10:44 AM _44 CDR, 2,146 CDA. Restored 02/02/2011 09:55 PM _44 CDR, 2,149 CDA.
12/28/2010 10:57 AM _44 CDR, 2,112 CDA. Restored 01/28/2011 12:16 AM _44 CDR, 2,143 CDA.
10/14/2010 __:__ _ _ _43 CDR, 2,037 CDA. Restored 11/09/2010 11:51 PM _42 CDR, 2,064 CDA.

wmm330 /TwinCities: *
03/04/2012 08:26 PM _69 CDR, 2,369 CDA. Restored 03/06/2012 08:23 PM _68 CDR, 2,371 CDA.
01/15/2012 08:27 PM _67 CDR, 2,322 CDA. Restored 01/17/2012 08:34 PM _69 CDR, 2,323 CDA.

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 12:05:47 AM

plastic - Consecutive days Rank = #436
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 11:54:59 PM

buckeyecountry said to me - This topic was not set up to post consecutive days -I did not post my consec days (1,258). I posted my Consec Day Rank currently #504. I would have pointed this fact to you on your "White Board" but it's closed!..........buckeyecountry is just jealous that he's Nowhere Close To Being On The LIST!!!



[Edited by: PelicansFan at 4/2/2012 1:01:38 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 2:00:34 PM

Terzo asked:

"I'm new to this so I'm curious as to what advantage there is to having consecutive days. Can somebody give us rookies the reason why so many people put a premium on having the most consecutive days?"

It only matters for the mobile app, in the "Iron Man" category, which tracks consecutive days, and also on here, just for the number. It has nothing to do with "points."
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 11:52:17 AM

I'm new to this so I'm curious as to what advantage there is to having consecutive days. Can somebody give us rookies the reason why so many people put a premium on having the most consecutive days?
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 10:41:04 AM

Why not post for points here? The Off Topic is loaded with JFF fluff; why not here too?
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:48:29 AM

PelicansFan

This topic was not set up to post consecutive days
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 1:00:29 AM

506 (But tied with 505!!!)

[Edited by: PelicansFan at 4/1/2012 2:01:45 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 2:03:25 AM

507=1,256 days
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Hey PelicansFan, Just For Fun is thataway -->
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2012 9:23:20 AM

I think any restoration is bad. Do what the majority of us do just start over, like I am doing since I just plain forgot to post yesterday. That is the problem with the world today, too many people think they are owed something. Look at the #1 person on the Consecutive Days leader board, He has passed away, and the Mods know he passed away. But some one else is posting to the account and they are OK with it. So who are the rules there for?
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1,251
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1,250 - I was 100% Right!!!
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I just requested my 2nd or maybe 3rd restore of my consec days. I sent a copy of my forum post on 20 Mar.2012 proving without any doubt that I posted on the 20th of March 2012....Soooo Frustrating!!!!!
Current consec is 1,247 OR Zero.
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Wow that is A LOT of restores for many clear missed days! Isn't a missed day a MISSED DAY! I appreciate the Rule OF 3! But I DON'T see it being enforced with this data that I am seeing-
THANK YOU TO @rho ! I appreciate your efforts tracking all that data!
I was told by GB that we all get 3 Restores, with a decent explanation of what happened required, in our account lifetime! 3 TOTAL! What the heck is this 7, 11 & EVEN 14 RESTORES!!! WOW! I have only used 1 thank goodness! But I would NEVER EVEN THINK OF ASKING FOR 14! If I ever use ALL 3, which I will try HARD NOT TO, I don't plan on asking for more, because the rules were already made clear to me directly from GB! & When I went away to Maine last week I managed to keep my Consec. Days ALL 14 DAYS away by using my laptop & my Wi-Fi via my iPhone4S Personal Hotspot. I believe in 3 chances, that is fair, but you need to make an effort like I did if you want to REALLY keep your consec. days & not rely on a back up strategy to help you every time you are lazy or miss 14 days! 1-3 times or a true valid reason is fine, but 14 times is NOT FAIR to other users, pretty much ALL OF US other users? What do you guys think? I believe that 3 restores sounds fair to me!
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Scrapheap wrote > What entries are you talking about? Price posts? Forum posts? Do you mean your consecutive days reduced to 0 mysteriously sometime during the day?

I was saying that my consecutive days went to zero when I next checked the site. There was no record of anything I had entered the day before.
That was why I went to going to the Site twice a day to make sure it does not happen again.

As for the site missing all record of me in the data base / displays in an hour is only happened in 30 Day Rankings.

No, I do not have the time or interest to log in all weird things that I see on this site or the whole internet,

[Edited by: walt2k at 3/8/2012 11:26:53 PM EST]
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walt2k wrote > I have posted and seen my entries missing the same day and a couple of times the next day. Yes I asked and got it fixed.

What entries are you talking about? Price posts? Forum posts? Do you mean your consecutive days reduced to 0 mysteriously sometime during the day?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 12:23:58 PM

"Posting twice a day doesn't help maintain your consecutive days."

So I am wasting my time coming to the site 2-5 times a day to read stuff?

Darn, I thought it was adding extra days to my streak.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 4:18:38 AM

Posting twice a day doesn't help maintain your consecutive days.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 6:52:36 PM

I know that there are some problems in the GasBuddy data bases because I will post twice a day to help maintain my 1,403 Consecutive Days.
Yes, this is fun for me.

I have posted and seen my entries missing the same day and a couple of times the next day. Yes I asked and got it fixed.

I also like to play with the 30 Day Rank and it is not a great joy to see at times the 30 day list show me with a rank of 500 to 3000 or so then I enter and the next hour I am shown with ZERO and NO Ranking for an hour.
No I do not complain about this. I only watch the 30 Day Rankings of myself and some of my SactoGasBuddys like "rho".

Sure it is just big data bases that have their minor problems now and then. I can live with that.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 8:57:17 AM

Supposedly there's some kind of glitch in the CDL tracker that sometimes fails to credit a day that is actually deserved. If our personal 30 day point earning record shows we never missed a but the program messed up, then restoration seems appropriate.

It's completely different if someone actually failed to show up at all and tries to be reinstated because of something they say was out of their control. The latter situation is simply life. Even if the power grid goes down for a 10 state area, if that ends thousands of consecutive day streaks, so be it.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 10:19:04 AM

What is this being restored? In my opinion if one misses a day, for whatever reason, the consecutive string is broken. No fixes allowed. I have several times lost my string due to missing a day due to taking a nap and missing the midnight deadline. I didn't even realize that it was possible to fix that sort of thing. If this is the case, what good does it mean to be high in the rankings?
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WhaT?
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