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Offline Mtn_Man

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What the heck.... weather underground?
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:39:05 PM »
I have been uploading data to Weather Underground since 2005. 

I recently noticed that someone has setup a new station/account with WU, less than a mile away, with exactly the same station name?????  Why/how do they allow someone to create a new station less than a mile away with exactly the same name??

I have tried to contact WU to get an answer, but have been completely ignored.

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Re: What the heck.... weather underground?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 10:45:24 PM »
Name and shame, then some of us can complain about it too  :wink:

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Re: What the heck.... weather underground?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 02:03:20 AM »
make a disqus account. Go to the bottom of their page and complain. It may help.
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Re: What the heck.... weather underground?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 08:08:11 PM »
Name and shame, then some of us can complain about it too  :wink:
My station is:
Weather Station ID: KNCASHEV7
Station Name: Sunset Mountain

The new site is:
Weather Station ID: KNCASHEV131
Station Name: Sunset Mountain

Thanks!

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Re: What the heck.... weather underground?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 08:19:12 PM »
the station ID is used in the URL though
i.e that is the unique part

the station name is not what makes it unique ..so they can be the same
not sure where the problem is?

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Re: What the heck.... weather underground?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 01:28:18 AM »
the station ID is used in the URL though
i.e that is the unique part

the station name is not what makes it unique ..so they can be the same
not sure where the problem is?
I realize the difference between the station name and the station ID, but since WU makes the station name the predominate display, and the station ID probably is meaningless to most that use WU for local conditions/forecasts, the station name being what identifies a weather station.

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Re: What the heck.... weather underground?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 02:06:17 AM »
just change yours to
The Real Sunset Mountain

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Re: What the heck.... weather underground?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 02:55:50 AM »
Both stations have are in the same small area (subdivison?) so I think they have an equal claim to be showing "Sunset Mountain weather". They both show in a google search with yours on the top, but they show different names  :?  If I had been the second guy I might have been smarter and called my station Sunset Mountain North or some variation.