Are substitute requests created automatically for hours with no commitments?
We Adore him does not automatically start substitute requests for hours that have no commitments. Hours without commitments need adorers to sign up so the schedule can be filled up.
However, while a chapel is still working to fill up their schedule with committed adorers, it can be helpful to find a "substitute" these hours with the automated system.
Administrators (and captains) can create "generic" substitute requests by hovering over an hour on the schedule and clicking the "Request sub for [date]" button.
These generic sub requests behave similarly to regular sub requests; they start within the threshold, they iterate through the list of subs until a sub is found, and when the sub request is claimed, a one-time sub commitment is created for the adorer, and a notification is sent to the admin who created the sub request.
Also, if the sub request is still unclaimed an adorer happens to make an adoration commitment that intersects with this sub request, then the generic sub request will automatically be claimed. It just works!
Please note: this feature can be abused... if too many substitute requests are created early in the adoption of We Adore Him at your parish, it can quickly become spammy, and people may ignore future substitute requests or opt out altogether.