No! I definitely don't. I hate that.
Of course--because that is what the word means, and that's how I'm using it.
Yes, basically. It is HOLDING the item for a SPECIFIC person. But that is why there is this unavoidable problem that this can't ever be perfectly exact timing all of the time, so there WILL be unused idle time.
Exactly. How late?! 15 minutes? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? That is some amount of time that the stall is being wasted. There are various things to try to lower the amount of time the resource sits unused but can't eliminate it if it's a reservation.
Look, this has been gone over in plenty of detail in the Supercharger queueing thread and isn't about Thanksgiving:
Well, you might imagine it's complex, but you would be guided through the process with the app in your phone and on the screen of the car, so it would be pretty simple to do. (The part about cars moving in and out of stalls is obviously for the future, once Tesla decides to work on actual...teslamotorsclub.com
Queueing systems would be a welcome addition to organize or prioritize who the next person is who gets to jump into an open slot as soon as it becomes free. That would be great. But actual reservations--holding stalls for people--introduces stalls being idle, and that's definitely something to avoid.
If there was any sort of reservation (not queueing, which I think is a good idea ), just even imaging a line of cars with an empty stall there with "reserved" flashing on it or something, even if it had a 5 minute countdown, would cause UNGODLY amounts of drama. Either it would get ignored completely, and the next person in line would simply ignore any such signage and pull in and start charging (then when the person arrived 3 minutes late, they would have no spot, or have the appearance of trying to cut in line, etc).
It would be ALL over every single internet blog about cars everywhere, as a clear example of "what not to do".
Reservations cant work for something like this, for all the reasons you just laid out, and basic human nature. Seeing people "cut in line" even if they reserved it, only works when people feel there is someone in control of the entire thing (like a restaurant front door staff, etc). Unless you were going to staff a supercharger with people holding spots for reservations, and all that entails (having people see the empty spot if they were waiting, etc), it not only would not work, it would cause a huge amount of resentment / drama / possibly even altercations between "already stressed from travel" adults.