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I know my acceptance rate is way lower than Uber says. It's weird, i pass on trip after trip... Maybe accepting 30-40%, yet its hard for me to stay "below" 70% according to Uber ? Huh ?
Even when i manage to get it down to 60%, i can just give it a day or two, and even without driving, or accepting any new rides, it will climb right back to 70+% ? Well okay... If they say so.

Then, even with my cancellations, it might get to 7 or 8%, but by the next day, it's down to 3 or 4% ? Again, this is like over night, before i have even driven the next day ?
Yesterday, my cancel % started at 5%. I did add one cancel to it, then today its at 3% ?
Again, not complaining, but if Uber is going to get stuff messed up, why not say i drove that pax 50 miles, instead of 5 ? ...or at a 6X surge, instead of a 1.6 :) lol

How about a screwup that's going to actually help my wallet ? :)
 

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I know my acceptance rate is way lower than Uber says. It's weird, i pass on trip after trip... Maybe accepting 30-40%, yet its hard for me to stay "below" 70% according to Uber ? Huh ?
Even when i manage to get it down to 60%, i can just give it a day or two, and even without driving, or accepting any new rides, it will climb right back to 70+% ? Well okay... If they say so.

Then, even with my cancellations, it might get to 7 or 8%, but by the next day, it's down to 3 or 4% ? Again, this is like over night, before i have even driven the next day ?
Yesterday, my cancel % started at 5%. I did add one cancel to it, then today its at 3% ?
Again, not complaining, but if Uber is going to get stuff messed up, why not say i drove that pax 50 miles, instead of 5 ? ...or at a 6X surge, instead of a 1.6 :) lol

How about a screwup that's going to actually help my wallet ? :)
my Cancellation rate seems really random. not sure how it is calculated. Will change even if I don't drive.
 

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What ever gave you that idea? They can deactivate you for cancels, will only time you out for not accepting.
The more rides that you accept and complete. The more room you have for cancellations. If you only accepted 2 rides and cancelled on 1. Your cancellation rating would be 50%. Some the more rides you are accepting, like 100 it would only be 1%. So I can cancel the next 10 rides and not be in danger.
 

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The more rides that you accept and complete. The more room you have for cancellations. If you only accepted 2 rides and cancelled on 1. Your cancellation rating would be 50%. Some the more rides you are accepting, like 100 it would only be 1%. So I can cancel the next 10 rides and not be in danger.
I suppose when you look at it that way you are correct but seems easier to just not accept anything that you aren't going to do.
 

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I suppose when you look at it that way you are correct but seems easier to just not accept anything that you aren't going to do.
You just have to know and be experienced to know. If there is a surge at the stadium, but you know that police will let no one in the stadium or any stadium parking lot at least 1 hr after the event is over. I don't care if the more is 6-8x surge. You may have to cancel. Happened to me before I learned. Now, I would have to let it go and accept the requests from experienced riders who know they would have to make requests from outside the lot. Parking passes are a gamble if the venue does not have an Uber lot. You have some that leave right after tailgating, and some that leave the game early for whatever reason. So you still have time to come back and catch some of the endgame surge.

But as I said, you may have to let those rides go if right after a game and you already are not in the lot 15 min before.
 

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Higher acceptance ratings leaves more room to cancel though.
The more rides that you accept and complete. The more room you have for cancellations. If you only accepted 2 rides and cancelled on 1. Your cancellation rating would be 50%. Some the more rides you are accepting, like 100 it would only be 1%. So I can cancel the next 10 rides and not be in danger.
That's not a factor of acceptance rate, but rather a function of the actual number of rides you give per week.

You can have a perfect acceptance rate but only give few rides per week, and a cancel will jump your cancel rate.

Conversely if you're living in your car all week giving a gazillion rides even with a low acceptance rate, a single cancel will be inconsequential.
 

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That's not a factor of acceptance rate, but rather a function of the actual number of rides you give per week.

You can have a perfect acceptance rate but only give few rides per week, and a cancel will jump your cancel rate.

Conversely if you're living in your car all week giving a gazillion rides even with a low acceptance rate, a single cancel will be inconsequential.
You my friend, are still incorrect. If I accept 100 rides and all 100 riders cancel on me, then I cancel the next ride, my cancellation % will be 1%. I have completed zero trips.
 

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You my friend, are still incorrect. If I accept 100 rides and all 100 riders cancel on me, then I cancel the next ride, my cancellation % will be 1%. I have completed zero trips.
I'm not sure what you're getting at here with the above.

But remember it's a seven day average, not a lifetime stat.

So the more rides you do per week, the less a cancellation means. It's the number of rides per week that counts.

I get what your saying in that the more rides you accept, the more you have to fall back on. But that would matter only if we all drove the exact same number of hours. We don't. The guy working more hours will have more rides, and can take more cancels.

If you're only going out a coupla' hours a week doing a half dozen rides, even with perfect acceptance, every cancel will kill you because it's 1/6th of you rides that week.

But if you're doing 70 rides a week, even with low acceptance, you can burn some cancels because they're only 1/70th of your rides that week.

Capesce?
 
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