Drivers...stop over rating bad passengers!

Old Mar 14, 18, 12:40 pm
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Drivers...stop over rating bad passengers!

I have had more than my share of passengers with 4.9 ratings who do not deserve that rating whatsoever. Rude, cussing, not friendly, etc. Drivers for the integrity of the system stop mindlessly pushing 5 for the ranting. Give them a 1 so these people get weeded out.
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Old Mar 15, 18, 6:51 pm
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In the interest of discourse, how do you define a passenger as "not friendly"? If it means you want someone to converse with you for the duration of the ride then sometimes I'm interested and sometimes I'm not. If you think riders should be penalized for wanting to work, nap, listen to music on earbuds, etc. then I'd suggest that's unwarranted.

Polite and courteous, sure. Friendly, maybe not so much.
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Old Mar 19, 18, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Diplomatico View Post
In the interest of discourse, how do you define a passenger as "not friendly"? If it means you want someone to converse with you for the duration of the ride then sometimes I'm interested and sometimes I'm not. If you think riders should be penalized for wanting to work, nap, listen to music on earbuds, etc. then I'd suggest that's unwarranted.

Polite and courteous, sure. Friendly, maybe not so much.
If rider is disrespectful (i.e. Yelling on cell phone, cussing, etc) that needs to be docked. Treating you like your a lesser being that just drives Lyft to get by is also cause for dock.

The silent but courteous type get a 5 from me. I know how to take a hint and lessen the gab.
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Old Mar 19, 18, 1:45 pm
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In most major cities, it doesn't seem to matter. I know passenger with 2.0 ratings who wait just as long as people with 4.9. The whole passenger rating system is a meaningless feel good.
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Old Apr 10, 18, 1:30 pm
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Passenger rating system gives drivers and idea of who they actually want in their car. I don't need to give rude people rides, but if their rating is inaccurate, you can get stuck with them.
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Old Apr 14, 18, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan View Post
Passenger rating system gives drivers and idea of who they actually want in their car. I don't need to give rude people rides, but if their rating is inaccurate, you can get stuck with them.
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I have had more than my share of passengers with 4.9 ratings who do not deserve that rating whatsoever. Rude, cussing, not friendly, etc. Drivers for the integrity of the system stop mindlessly pushing 5 for the ranting. Give them a 1 so these people get weeded out.
You're assuming that your rider always behaves the same during every ride and all the time. Not a fair assumption. "Weeding people out" means the company loses a current customer. Do it often enough and the company loses what was and would've been recurring business. And, all said, you're one driver. Maybe other drivers see things differently than you do and aren't offended by something that offends you. Who knows.
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Old Apr 14, 18, 12:46 pm
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This.

Maybe this works in MN, but try this in DC, NYC, or LA and the driver can wander around with no passengers for hours.
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Old Apr 14, 18, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
In most major cities, it doesn't seem to matter. I know passenger with 2.0 ratings who wait just as long as people with 4.9. The whole passenger rating system is a meaningless feel good.
Lyft regularly sends me promos (e.g., 20% off for a week) that are putatively for "5-star riders" exclusively.
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