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What an awesome thing to do Amazon... Not.

Discussion in 'Flex' started by laflexer, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. laflexer

    laflexer New Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Lovely... It blows.
     

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  2. nighthawk398

    nighthawk398 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Rockwall
    Maybe slow down fast clickers
     
  3. Whiteorchids

    Whiteorchids Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I noticed it’s much slower since the update. It doesn’t matter I still haven’t been able to get a block reserved.
     
  4. oicu812

    oicu812 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    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.
     
  5. tofu97

    tofu97 Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    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.
     

  6. oicu812

    oicu812 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    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.
     
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  7. Whiteorchids

    Whiteorchids Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    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.
     
  8. oicu812

    oicu812 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    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.
     

  9. dkcs

    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.
     
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  10. Bleep Bloop

    Bleep Bloop New Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    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.
     
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  11. dkcs

    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.
     
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  12. Amsoil Uber Connect

    Amsoil Uber Connect Well-Known Member

    Location:
    IE/OC Uber/Lyft
    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 ?
     
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  13. dkcs

    dkcs Well-Known Member

    With Amazon you never know. Hello, most of they time they don't even know why they do what they do.
     
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  14. Ted L.

    Ted L. Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    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.
     
  15. dkcs

    dkcs Well-Known Member

    The script can be made to run at any speed one chooses and will still answer faster than any hand tapper ever could.
     
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  16. Amsoil Uber Connect

    Amsoil Uber Connect Well-Known Member

    Location:
    IE/OC Uber/Lyft
    ^^^ What he said.

    Not only that, programs / script, can be made to swipe too. Like I said, smart people, or the ones with the knowledge, Win.
     
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  17. Woohaa

    Woohaa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Damn Emmanuel. That's cray.
     
  18. OJL

    OJL Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    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!
     
  19. cvflexer

    cvflexer Member

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    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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