Since being on Warmshowers the last 2 years, we have hosted more than 200 people and met some great cycle tourists. However, I am getting just about nothing out of Warmshowers in terms of being hosted. The majority of people I write to never reply. Or if they do reply it is long after I have already gone by, a week or more after I emailed them. I reply to people within a day of receiving their emails and usually sooner, particularly if they are relatively close. It seems that the developing situation is that no reply means "no". If this is the case I think I am done with the system because to me no reply means "impolite" - you are always waiting and hoping up till the last minute that they just got delayed and haven't got around to replying. It also means that you have to flood everyone in an area with a request as if you ask one by one you will certainly never get a yes. The impression I am getting is that most people on Warmshowers are looking for a free place to stay but not a system in which to reciprocate.
Why I am thinking of quitting Warmshowers - terrible communication from most "hosts"
Warmshowers Forums Disabled
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