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Text a stranger... using their license plate!

GasBuddy Blog -- Is someone's car double parked and in your way? A new service unveiled in San Francisco would let you text the driver of the offending vehicle- using their license plate.

According to cnsnews.com, a new service allows individuals in San Francisco to anonymously send text messages to strangers through their license tag numbers. “Helping neighbors avoid the pitfalls of parking in San Francisco,” says CurbTXT, which allows people who sign up for the service to avoid receiving nasty notes on their vehicles.

“A lot of things can go wrong when parking a car in the city,” the company explains. “We think instant, direct, and anonymous communication can alleviate a lot of the parking issues people have with their vehicles and the...


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Submitted Jan 27, 2013 By: PD
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gasmeup52
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 11:20:58 AM

What the hell.
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BlueJaysMVP33
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 10:56:09 AM

Who thinks of these things any way? Hmmmmmmm
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99dakota
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 10:53:46 PM

No thanks
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 5:18:36 PM

kiatoindos asks: "What if they don't have a phone?"

Then they won't have registered, would they?

READ THE ARTICLE!

Almost every reply is from a person who has obviously not read the article and has no clue what they are talking about!
I don't know whether to blame the education system, or what, but these people vote! If they pay as much attention to political articles as they do this, I fear for the future of the world.
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kiatoindos
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 1:04:27 PM

What if they don't have a phone?
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WEB0153
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 2:19:32 PM

Interesting
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 6:03:01 AM

Soon you may not be able to text at all from a vehicle, driving or not...
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thrtyrs
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 11:56:27 PM

Oh, the possibilities!
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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 9:46:15 PM

I kind of like that.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 12:51:07 AM

Can't see what the big fuss is about -- natural selection?
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 12:45:18 AM

Ridiculous...bound to be abused.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 5:51:30 PM

People still making dumb replies.
If you can't be bothered actually reading the article, why make fools of yourselves by revealing you have no idea what you are posting about?
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mdcsgt
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 4:15:01 PM

I see the phone companies getting a "little extra money" from all the stupid text messages want-to-be police will be flooding the data base with. Vehicle will be gone by the time anyone gets there. LOL
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 3:36:47 PM

"Is someone's car double parked and in your way?"

Can you text a meter maid or towing service?

[Edited by: rick_evans at 4/23/2013 3:37:43 PM EST]
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Radicalrose
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 2:32:49 PM

how can you insure the unknown texts will only be used for parking problems and not others pickup texts too?
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 10:35:43 AM

but why
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 6:01:55 AM

not everyone has text
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priver
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 10:13:03 AM

incoming text! hi cuty in the red car, want to go for a drink later? Love it!
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 1:53:34 PM

old stuff... and no I don't want to be texting strangers or them texting me
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wmiller8
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 5:12:11 PM

Maybe this should be allow in Philly or Baltimore to prevent a Ticket form the parking authority.
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 5:21:04 AM

There already is too much texting while driving going on...
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 7:33:04 AM

And people worry about big brother?
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 10:08:40 PM

that would be cool when the guy in front of you has a low tire
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 9:07:46 PM

@ rumbleseat: Yep. I read the story. Then I considered the potential effects and commented on that. Some folks think things through, but others not so much.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 4:17:40 PM

Maybe.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 12:36:20 PM

no way!
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 5:50:05 AM

Nah
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 9:03:48 AM

Very interesting idea..
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 10:47:44 PM

beachd8 says: "sounds like something criminals would want to join to lure people outside"
gashole84 says: "bullying by license plate"
stlhawk says: "Has somebody really thought this through? It will be a disaster."
Radicalrose says: "more annoying texts coming at all hours of the nite and days. what next???"
Vette1967 says: "I smell abuse."

The whole page is full of stupid comments by people that obviously didn't read the story, or can't understand simple English.
It is no wonder there are so many problems in the world today!
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 4:31:55 PM

Nope.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 11:13:54 AM

Interesting
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beachd8
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 9:55:32 AM

sounds like something criminals would want to join to lure people outside
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 5:12:04 PM

On Feb 2, 2013 7:44:29 AM, Tommyguns45 wrote:

>Not everyone has text service on their phones and has to pay for each incoming text
>that someone did. This will upset someone when they get their bill.

I think if you signed up for this service (it's opt-in), you'd be smart enough to get unlimited text service on your cell phone. But it's impossible to make things foolproof because fools are so darned ingenious.
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 5:06:52 AM

bullying by license plate
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 11:33:34 PM

no way... and OLD
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 9:02:42 PM

Coolest idea I've read today. Thanks.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:03:54 PM

tech world is getting ahead of us.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:25:17 PM

no way
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 5:36:52 PM

Has somebody really thought this through? It will be a disaster.
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Radicalrose
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 10:11:54 AM

more annoying texts coming at all hours of the nite and days. what next???
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 2:52:46 AM

I see people are STILL posting idiotic comments without even reading the actual article.
You make yourselves look foolish.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 1:03:19 AM

A way to see whether someone is really concerned.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:43:53 AM

I smell abuse.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:45:06 PM

seems like a lot of bad stuff can happen with that
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:00:10 AM

NO WAY...what about the people who pay for each text, or some snot nose teenager texting as a prank in the middle of the night...or the stupid person who thinks it would be funny to just text anyone....stupid idea

I agree there could be consequences to someones actions..but I don't want even 1 text in the middle of the night.

Just pay attention & don't double park.. you leave your lights on...sucks to be you

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 9:24:29 AM

I agree with mabrams184
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mabrams184
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 4:30:37 PM

As long as it stays as an opt in service. I would not like to find out that my personal information could be used in this way without my permission.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 8:06:50 PM

Really
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 10:03:18 PM

Oh wow.
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sailhappy
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 2:27:29 AM

I personally would appreciate receiving a text letting me know I had left my lights on........parked illegally etc. Like the article stated, if you receive an appropriate text they can be blocked. What is the beef? How are they invading your privacy....it will be a service and possibly save you time, frustration and money!
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