I always schedule a booking but I don't confirm it until the booking has taken place as it is a booking confirmation as in a confirmation the booking did take place. The schedule booking is to confirm the booking is scheduled.
All things being equal that would be the case but you know that's a load of bollocks, precisely for the reason I've already outlined above. Nobody on a punters forum cares about your justification. Time wasters are part and parcel of the business for everyone.
So you appear to want it both ways? Concerned about a receiving a negative rating yourself, so wish to keep all the power in your hands until after a booking is over?
This is why, whilst it's your perspective as a prossie, it's totally useless information to the punter here who may himself be concerned at receiving a spiteful negative, whilst being unable to leave one himself for poor service because the fucking prossie deliberately chooses not to confirm the booking after providing a shit service. All the punter can do is leave comments but is unable to mark it negative so her rating remains unaffected.
May I remind you that this is a punters forum and not pro$$ienet, so the interests of the punter have primacy here.
Your sort of attitude is precisely why I'd advise any punter to simply ignore the booking system unless the prossie plays ball. Gravitate towards displayed numbers only or send an email to make arrangements and swap numbers via that approach.
I no longer use the booking system due to this fundamental flaw, where the SP insists on using it. A genuine prossie with the punters interest at heart doesn't give a fuck about the AW system anyway.