If you have been doing this for 4.5 years then you are quite stubborn. Why on earth would you want to consider changing your mind?!! If you're chasing these stupid Uber Pro points then you deserve to suffer the consequences of your poor judgment. Do not play by Uber's rules or try to obtain their silly parameters to obtain pennies and a slight advantage of trip duration information.
Thanks for your reply, now we're getting someplace. Is it possible for you -- or anyone -- to quantify ($) the "slight advantage of trip duration information" versus the disadvantage of trying to maintain an 85% acceptance rate?
For example, I was hoping someone might say something like, "I tried maintaining an 85% acceptance rate and using trip information to my advantage, but found that I made X% less versus just accepting rides blind using my normal time-to-pickup and pickup location parameters." Maybe someone else might say something like, "Overall, I have found that I can make X% more when I maintain an 85% acceptance rate and use trip information to bypass up to 15% of undesirable rides, even though I may need to take a few less-than-ideal rides to maintain that 85% acceptance rate."
Now, I realize that some people may just be extremely lucky some weeks and receive more than 85% attractive (acceptable, to them) requests, in which case they will say that it is painless, easy and profitable to maintain 85% acceptance and, likewise, trip duration information. I was just curious if any reasonably experienced, non-ant drivers had quantified earnings both ways.
I apologize if I created a stupid thread, asking a stupid question...