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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2001 9:38:26 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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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 12:27:39 AM

Good towing question.

Did next week's question get picked up?
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:51:39 PM

Scout, interesting idea for a poll about towing. Are you thinking of being towed by a wrecker after an accident or breakdown or more generally? Pulling something out of the mud is a pretty common occurrence around a farm, especially in spring, so I could answer, “Last week” if that sort of thing is included.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:03:01 AM

*** Moderator ***

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

Does your primary vehicle have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?
• Yes, only warning light(s)
• Yes, with pressure display
• No
• I don't know
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:02:24 AM

I was joking about the RV. But some users might bring it up.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 6:49:41 AM

How about this for a new poll

When was the last time you had to have one of your vehicles towed?

> less than 1 year ago
> 1-3 years ago
> 4-6 years ago
> greater than 6 years ago
> Don't remember
> Never had vehicle towed
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 6:18:15 AM

Sounds good to me.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:32:51 PM

How about we put up the TPMS poll for next week? It is timely because PD wrote about it in a recent blog.

240, Does your primary vehicle have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?
• Yes, only warning light(s)
• Yes, with pressure display
• No
• I don't know

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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:19:36 PM

“. . . so a truck towing a trailer will be considered two vehicles, right?”
Right, but only one motor vehicle.

“An RV trailer has a ‘motor’ in it to run water, electricity, etc.”
Right, but it is not a motor vehicle.

Come on Z, why are you bringing up stuff that is obviously off the mark?
Let’s call this one finished —

How many registered motor vehicles are there in your household?
• None
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four or more

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bugc
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:53:48 PM

Z's version is OK for me.

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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:38:08 PM

An RV trailer has a "motor" in it to run water, electricity, etc.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:40:13 AM

Absolutely unless we change the wording from vehicle to motorized vehicle.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:41:51 AM

Since many states require trailers to be registered, so a truck towing a trailer will be considered two vehicles, right?
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:16:22 AM

This one will work for me.

How many registered motor vehicles are there in your household?
• None
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four or more
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:08:22 AM

Semantics I doubt anyone will notice but either is OK with me.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:00:59 AM


The difference between Jerry’s version of the question and mine is getting the adjective located in front of what it modifies. Vehicles are not “registered in your household,” they are registered with the state. “Registered motor vehicles” clarifies this, hence I prefer the version Z posted, just below.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:50:55 AM

I like this version:

How many registered motor vehicles are there in your household?
• None
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four or more
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:34:39 AM

I like jerry972,s version.

Yeah TPTB don't like negative questions. Not sure why.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:19:37 AM

> How many people think that oil prices are manipulated by wall street?

I don't think this question will fly with the admins, cooltooldual. They don't seem to like any questions with negative connotations.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:33:44 PM

“At least in the USA, you can't drive a vehicle on the street without a license plate and to get a license plate the vehicle mus be registered.”

This is not true for farm-use vehicles, at least in VA and WV and probably in many states. I have two farm-use vehicles that I drive on the highway while engaging in farm business; neither has a license plate. That’s why I brought up the issue of registration when Desert Rat proposed this poll.

I suggest a slight wording change to the question:
How many registered motor vehicles are there in your household?

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jerry972
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 9:27:07 PM

How many motor vehicles are registered in your household?

• None
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four or more

This takes the owned/leased/loaned aspect out the question (which really is not relevant to the question anyway).
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cooltooldual
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:49:57 PM

How many people think that oil prices are manipulated by wall street?
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:38:50 PM

How many registered and licensed motor vehicles are owned/leased in your household?

• None
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four or more
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 1:56:33 PM

Another issue is how we mentioned "owned" in the question. What if one leases or still has not paid the car off?
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:37:45 AM

At least in the USA, you can't drive a vehicle on the street without a license plate and to get a license plate the vehicle mus be registered.

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 4/16/2014 11:38:34 AM EST]
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 10:59:03 AM

Scoutmaster's version sounds good to me
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 10:57:23 AM

You can't drive a vehicle just because it has a license plate. It has to be registered. I propose that the question should just say, "How many registered motor vehicles are owned in your household?"


[Edited by: ziyulu at 4/16/2014 10:58:10 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:47:01 AM

Vehicles do have a license plate. Can't legally drive on the road without one.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:05:32 AM

I don't think "licensed" is the right term. A driver gets licensed, not a car.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:56:55 AM

How about

How many registered and licensed motor vehicles are owned in your household?

• None
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four or more
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jmdeng
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:03:46 AM

Thanks for clarifying street legal, DesertRat2011.

BTW, do we need to use the registered qualification? Would licensed be good enough?
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:12:18 AM

My spouse's vehicle is in my name. Do we want to ask:

How many registered and licensed motor vehicles do you and your spouse own?

or

How many registered and licensed motor vehicles are owned in your household?
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:36:14 PM

Actually, we do not have to say ‘designed for road use’ if we ask it this way:

How many motor vehicles do you own that are registered and licensed?
• None
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four or more

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jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:31:27 PM

“What about people who include toy cars (like Hot Wheels, Remote Controlled Cars, Power Wheels, etc)?”

Those are not “motor vehicles designed for road use.” Some people misread the question and answer incorrectly. That probably happens every week; we have no control over it.

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:27:03 AM

I like “motor vehicles designed for road use” that are registered.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:11:52 AM

What about people who include toy cars (like Hot Wheels, Remote Controlled Cars, Power Wheels, etc)?
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:12:59 AM

Four years ago, Poll 2010-25, we asked about ownership of unregistered vehicles. Should those be included in the number-of-vehicles poll? It may not matter to a lot of folks but it would to me. I have five motor vehicles that I can legally drive on the road. Three are registered with DMV and two are unregistered vehicles that I drive for farm use.

If we specify “motor vehicles designed for road use” that will eliminate trailers, ATVs, etc. That should also eliminate golf carts. Even if they are legal in some areas, they are not *designed* for road use.

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:08:44 PM

billphx85015, apparently you did not bother to read the original post for this category. Your question and subsequent rant do not belong in this category let alone topic.
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HAS ANYBODY EVER BOTHERED TO ASK OUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENTATORS WHY WE ARE PAYING THE PRICES WE ARE PAYING ? answer because they claim there a shortage but there is no shortage of oil or gas what they say and the press prints it you show me what other business can continue to raise there prices when ever they want and we just take it were being screwed everyday and lied to by our govt .THERE IS NO REASON FOR US TO PAY THESE PRICES . JUST THINK HOW MUCH BETTER THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE IF THE PRICES WERE WHERE THEY SHOULD BE THIS COUNTRY WAS MADE WITH THE AUTOMOBILE AND NOW WE ARE BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY THE OIL COMPANY. AND WE SHOULD STAND UP TO IT. JUST DO NOT BLOW THIS OFF I'M CORRECT
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 6:03:19 PM

In quite a few Cities down here in the desert you can drive golf carts on some streets. Cart has to meet http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/rulings/lsv/lsv.html.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 4:26:27 PM

I'm sure when we ask about vehicles in the household we mean street legal ones and not golf carts, lawn mowers, ATVs, etc.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 4:02:23 PM

Street legal motor vehicle needs to be licensed by the DMV for that purpose.
My question is looking for engine powered vehicles that you legally drive on the street.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:36:41 PM

Is there a legal or just popular definition of "street legal"? How is a snowmobile street legal? Is a bicycle (or perhaps an electric bike) street legal?
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:34:48 PM

> We need to make an assumption that if you have the pressure display, you will also have the warning lights. Otherwise, we need a separate answer and it would be too wordy.

Then the pressure display answer should be first to catch any of the lazy responders.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 2:47:13 PM

If asking about all should we change 4+ to 4 & add 5+ ?
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 2:16:20 PM

Either way, we can ask the question. I understand desert rat's distinction but whether we ask about street legal or all vehicles makes no difference to me.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:52:06 PM

My question isn't quite the same. I'm asking for street legal drivable vehicles only. Those would be more related to GasBuddy then all vehicles aka trailers, ATV, snowmobiles etc.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:18:09 PM

In 2005 27, we asked, "How many vehicles do you have in your household?"

I guess after 9 years we can repeat the question.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:10:37 PM

New question that I don't believe has been asked before.
How many drivable street legal vehicles do you have?
0
1
2
3
4+

[Edited by: DesertRat2011 at 4/14/2014 1:11:17 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 6:45:30 AM

We need to make an assumption that if you have the pressure display, you will also have the warning lights. Otherwise, we need a separate answer and it would be too wordy.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 5:10:07 AM

Yes there are jmdeng. Both of my vehicles have warning lights and my son's vehicle has the actual pressure per tire.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:32:21 AM

Are there cars with both warning lights and pressure displays?
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