“When you have a 5.0 rating on Yandex.Taxi,” Twitter users joke about the passenger rating system.
The score is based on the most recent 40 ratings left anonymously by drivers. The driver can give a score of 1 to 5. Users with a high rating have their orders prioritized by the service, reports RBC. For the time being, drivers themselves are not able to view a passenger’s score, but such a feature will be added shortly.
Russian users immediately began boasting about their high rating in the app.
“I'm highly rated in Yandex.Taxi. Come and get me, my dear!” wrote @LnYti_piDor5vGg.
“In tomorrow’s world, I won't be looking for a taxi, it’ll be the other way round. There'll be ads like: ‘Timur, the movie starts in 30 minutes, Nikolai wants to take you for 200 rubles. Shall we go?’ And there'll be an ‘Already getting dressed’ button,” wrote a Twitter user.
Another Yandex.Taxi user @Ooolya_96 tried to guess where her high rating had come from:
“Btw, I’m really surprised to have a 5.0 rating because if a drunk passenger decided to take her dress off on the back seat of my car, I’d give a slightly different rating,” she tweeted.
@LenkaKurolesova also shared the secret of her high rating.
“I'm a 5 in Yandex.Taxi. How come? If you puke up in the taxi, fall asleep, argue with the driver, show them a more interesting route — they'll appreciate you more,” wrote Elena.
Meanwhile, other users were outraged by their low rating.
“I have 4.7. Gutted! And I don't like rating a driver 4 even if the car stinks of homeless people. What did I do wrong? Didn't keep up the conversation? Didn't respond to the driver’s flirting? No, let me guess. I didn’t get in the car 1 second after arrival?” @chertovka00 complained about her unjustly low score.
Due to a low rating, @IBenderRod decided to take revenge on all drivers in the app.
“Why am I a 4.95? From now on, I’m gonna rate all cabbies 1,” announced the user.
Some responded to a low rating with memes:
“I found out my Yandex.Taxi rating is 4.6. I have one question for the drivers: What terrible evil did I do to you?” asks Timur Shakirbekov, adding a picture with that caption.
For its part, Yandex.Taxi decided to answer one passenger with a phrase from The Avengers: “Now I define reality”
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