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Whiteorchids

Well-Known Member
I noticed it’s much slower since the update. It doesn’t matter I still haven’t been able to get a block reserved.
 

oicu812

Well-Known Member
I'm on an older version and refresh is just as slow as the newest update. The intentional slowing is on the Amazon's server side.

I noticed it’s much slower since the update. It doesn’t matter I still haven’t been able to get a block reserved.
Reserve blocks were designed for new drivers. If you have done a dozen or so blocks and after 2 months of starting, you'll less likely see any reserves in your future.
 

oicu812

Well-Known Member
It's easy to understand why. Their servers or databases show bottleneck and can't handle the load anymore. So they have to throttle on client side.
It's obvious it's on the server side. Many people have reported multiple versions of the app on iOS and Android have similar slowness.
 

Whiteorchids

Well-Known Member
I'm on an older version and refresh is just as slow as the newest update. The intentional slowing is on the Amazon's server side.



Reserve blocks were designed for new drivers. If you have done a dozen or so blocks and after 2 months of starting, you'll less likely see any reserves in your future.
I’ve never done a block, been with them a year but only last few months have been able to start doing work for Flex and accept a block. I rarely see any or accept one that gives me enough time to get there. I never get reserved block offers.
 

oicu812

Well-Known Member
I’ve never done a block, been with them a year but only last few months have been able to start doing work for Flex and accept a block. I rarely see any or accept one that gives me enough time to get there. I never get reserved block offers.
If you been with flex and just haven't done any for a year, they think you're inactive and not going to send any reserves your way.
 

dkcs

Well-Known Member
The Flex servers (four of them) are all hosted on the AWS (Amazon Web Services) network. If you think they are doing this because they couldn't spin up another EC2 instance then you are quite mistaken. They run one of the largest cloud computing services in the world.
 

Bleep Bloop

New Member
I noticed that refreshes were way slower but I thought it was because I moved to a new place and the internet was slower. Guess not. Honestly, isn't this a good thing though? Now auto-tappers won't have such a large advantage over just manually tapping.
 

dkcs

Well-Known Member
It's a massive advantage for those of us running scripts as our grabbing isn't slowed at all. Amazon has handed blocks to script users with this move.

At least for now, this is a big FU to every user who doesn't use scripts.
 

Ted L.

Active Member
I just like to know there reasoning behind this ? Could it be that they want the smartest people, those who know how to set up and run a script ?
It's quite simple. If the app limits refreshes to 1.5 seconds (at least that's what mine is doing) any user hammering the server more often isn't using the app.
 

OJL

Well-Known Member
I just like to know there reasoning behind this ? Could it be that they want the smartest people, those who know how to set up and run a script ?
You consider somebody capable of running a script to do Amazon deliveries making $72 before taxes "smart." Lol. You should do stand-up! It's amazing how these "geniuses" can't get steady work for being so "smart."

Glad I'm in a market where I'm not new and still get steady work without having to run scripts or any of that nonsense. Lol. Simple finger refresh is all that's required!
 

cvflexer

Member
You consider somebody capable of running a script to do Amazon deliveries making $72 before taxes "smart." Lol. You should do stand-up! It's amazing how these "geniuses" can't get steady work for being so "smart."

Glad I'm in a market where I'm not new and still get steady work without having to run scripts or any of that nonsense. Lol. Simple finger refresh is all that's required!
It's all that's required for any station. These entitled brats can't stand being rejected even once, they have no patience or persistency, thus they have to use these cheating methods. They suck at real life and it transcends into their work life.
 
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