No More Reduced DF

EngineerAtHeart

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I only ever took 1 reduced fare. Because it brought me nearly all the way to my house (5min away) from Chicago. An 1.5hr ride. They took $15 that should've been $75, but it did bring me home. Would've never done it for any other reason.

Glad to see it reverted now.
 

u_no_me

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I knew it was only a matter of time, maybe the worst Uber policy ever. Not only because it angered drivers with unfair compensation shenanigans (which likely was not the reason for the policy reversal), but because it was very unlikely to accomplish the intended goal, and most likely exacerbated the problem of driver availability. But you can bet they'll spin this new reversal as being responsive to driver "comments" (outrage).
 

karachi

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I knew it was only a matter of time, maybe the worst Uber policy ever. Not only because it angered drivers with unfair compensation shenanigans (which likely was not the reason for the policy reversal), but because it was very unlikely to accomplish the intended goal, and most likely exacerbated the problem of driver availability. But you can bet they'll spin this new reversal as being responsive to driver "comments" (outrage).
That's what I believe will happen. They'll spin it as "hearing" your concerns [outrage], but really they are just adjusting to the circumstances to meet demand. Just business as usual at Uber as they adjust the parameters to meet their needs.
 

chicago773

Active Member
It was a stupid update. I have to go back home anyways. Why do you punish me for that? I would keep it on and take at least one rider to the destination.
 

EddieG

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That's what I believe will happen. They'll spin it as "hearing" your concerns [outrage], but really they are just adjusting to the circumstances to meet demand. Just business as usual at Uber as they adjust the parameters to meet their needs.

Exactly, they will put out a press release that the guy who suggested this idea is no longer employed.
 

ChiGuy

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Interesting why Uber didn't remove DF completely here in Chicago, just as they did in few other markets. This was supposed to be their next step but insted Uber reverted its decision. If we stop taking the new surge system Uber may revert the old multiplier.
 

karachi

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Interesting why Uber didn't remove DF completely here in Chicago, just as they did in few other markets. This was supposed to be their next step but insted Uber reverted its decision. If we stop taking the new surge system Uber may revert the old multiplier.
Don't go talking all crazy!! There will always be ants willing to drive at base, so the new surge setup is here to stay.
 

u_no_me

Well-Known Member
they call it "rideshare" when it's politically advantageous, but they don't really care about minimizing the carbon footprint when it makes sense.
 

Vladko

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It perfectly shows that everyone here can influence our beloved uber in this or that way.
If many drivers do the same thing,even the stupid mothership feels the pain.
Hundreds of drivers were setting uber reduced dfs without any intention to accept any pings. My acceptance dropped to 14%. But we got what we wanted.
 

New guy65

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It perfectly shows that everyone here can influence our beloved uber in this or that way.
If many drivers do the same thing,even the stupid mothership feels the pain.
Hundreds of drivers were setting uber reduced dfs without any intention to accept any pings. My acceptance dropped to 14%. But we got what we wanted.
While it’s nice not to take a haircut on df you still can’t use it during what Uber considers busy periods as you can on lyft. I use the lyft filter everyday to avoid going to the airport at busy times when it is less than a 45 minute trip. Once it hits 45 minutes I turn it off and decline any long trips

Whoever came up with the idea this would work is a shitty judge of human nature. It may well be the same guy that thinks you will drive someone to the airport at 7am to keep the consecutive trips going for 4 bucks

I could argue that consecutive trips bonuses cause a bigger disruption to rider service as some drivers keep the app on and take bad rides when there is a huge surge that pays more 5 minutes away
 

SatMan

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It perfectly shows that everyone here can influence our beloved uber in this or that way.
If many drivers do the same thing,even the stupid mothership feels the pain.
Hundreds of drivers were setting uber reduced dfs without any intention to accept any pings. My acceptance dropped to 14%. But we got what we wanted.
I wonder how many drivers used the Lyft DF...
 

Vladko

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With reduced df they stepped on the tail of too many people. Who,in response,simultaneously came with the same idea of revenge. Set but not accept.
If hundreds of people will go online and not accept any ping when df is not available it will be available in a weeks. Uber monitors for stats every push on a button in the app.
CS will work as long as people bite it. They certainly have the stats showing that it is the efficient hook.
 

OP-Matt

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I wonder if DF works less well for Uber generally in other cities that are more spread out, have less of a clear downtown/outer ring neighborhood/suburbs setup, etc. Chicago has a clear downtown, and the lake generally eliminates one of the cardinal directions from use. People generally work more in the center and live more out in the rings. The average trip goes from outward in or downtown out. I could see trips in LA or Dallas going every single direction imaginable and cause more issues for the DF to operate efficiently.
 

northsider87

Well-Known Member
Where are all the socialists who believe in redistribution?! Are you upset your ideas stink and fail every time? Are you going to wake up and realize that’s how redistribution of wealth looks like?

Nope. They’ll vote to make this redistribution something we’d see... and it won’t be as easy to reverse.
 

SatMan

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Interesting why Uber didn't remove DF completely here in Chicago, just as they did in few other markets. This was supposed to be their next step but instead Uber reverted its decision. If we stop taking the new surge system Uber may revert the old multiplier.
Maybe drivers turned to Lyft to go home also.
If anything we found a chink in their armor. Would it be enough to make them go back to the old surge rates if everyone just continued to do what they have been doing for the past month???
 
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