Surge hole sucks you in like a black hole...

Gigaddict

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Sucked in from Grosvenor by a mouth-watering $13 surge at Friendship Hieghts this morning. Brazed a grinding traffic to have a taste. Arrived to a zero surge!! Be careful of "surgeholes"
 

Another Uber Driver

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Sucked in from Grosvenor by a mouth-watering $13 surge at Friendship Hieghts this morning. Brazed a grinding traffic to have a taste. Arrived to a zero surge!! Be careful of "surgeholes"
There was this one time, back in the days of the multiplier, that I was on Wisconsin Avenue at P Street. I noticed a 1,6 surge in Glover Park. Right, decline all non surge pings and head for Glover Park. When I got to Wisconsin at W Street, the surge had faded back to Wesley Heights, and reduced to 1,5. When I got to the Colonnade Apartments (2801 New Mexico), it had faded to South Spring Valley and was at 1,3. I realised that I was I was being played and moved no further North or West. If finally offered me something halfway to the Palisades at 1,2, which I took as it was less than five minutes from me.

That was both the first and last time that I actively chased a surge. There were subsequent occasions where I was heading that way, anyhow, arrived at the surge zone and actually got a surged ping. It did not happen often, but it has happened. That does not qualify as chasing, as I was headed that way, anyhow and did not receive any pings until I arrived in or at the edge of the surge zone.
 

Gigaddict

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How many times do we have to say never chase the surge
It's a call you have to make. I used to do it to some success, until the Uber algorithm figured it out and send unwitting drivers on a wild goose chase. That's my way of gathering data on the mischievous Uber algorithm...with data comes wisdom!!!
 

Chapindc

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It's a call you have to make. I used to do it to some success, until the Uber algorithm figured it out and send unwitting drivers on a wild goose chase. That's my way of gathering data on the mischievous Uber algorithm...with data comes wisdom!!!
lol
 

Gigaddict

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There was this one time, back in the days of the multiplier, that I was on Wisconsin Avenue at P Street. I noticed a 1,6 surge in Glover Park. Right, decline all non surge pings and head for Glover Park. When I got to Wisconsin at W Street, the surge had faded back to Wesley Heights, and reduced to 1,5. When I got to the Colonnade Apartments (2801 New Mexico), it had faded to South Spring Valley and was at 1,3. I realised that I was I was being played and moved no further North or West. If finally offered me something halfway to the Palisades at 1,2, which I took as it was less than five minutes from me.

That was both the first and last time that I actively chased a surge. There were subsequent occasions where I was heading that way, anyhow, arrived at the surge zone and actually got a surged ping. It did not happen often, but it has happened. That does not qualify as chasing, as I was headed that way, anyhow and did not receive any pings until I arrived in or at the edge of the surge zone.
Now, surges last for few minutes, the rest is to suck you in...
 

Uberest

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It’s actually humorous to drive towards the surge and see it get smaller and smaller.

unless there is a “real” demand in which case the whole map is red. Happens occasionally.
 

UberEunuch

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How about...the next time you se surge...you turn the app off and head there..once there you turn it on? You and 2 hundred other drivers..with app on.. heading there will make that surge go away...
 
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