Are you giving feedback to your hosts and guests?
For us given and received feedback is a very good indicator if we match of with our potential guest or host. Next to response rates and if he/she has hosted before. It shows if a guest or host is trustwordy, it gives an indication if we would get along and it shows somebody is contributing to the WS community by hosting recently. It should in theory.....
But apparantly lots of people don't give or get feedback annymore. Last summer we visited a host who did not have or gave any feedback. We nearly did not bother to write to him. Still we did and found out he already hosted people and turned out to be super host with whom we spent a realy wonderful time. Also recent guests just joined WS wondered why their guests never left feedback. Same experience with friends who are warmshower host and guests. We ourselves also did not get feedback from guests and hosts quiet a few times. A shame we think. How ican somebody know if a potential guest or host is trustwordy and has hosted before/recently when lots of people don't give feedback annymore? We feel providing feedback to both host or guest is one of the core things to do to help the WS community ticking. Also we think its very rude to be hosted and then not leave feedback to your host.
Technical functionality its also not straight foreward; At the WS website it's not inmediate visable if somebody has provided feedback right away. You have to click at feedback, then select other, to see it. On the App sadly responce rates and feedback given, are not visable at all. The latest function last active, sais nothing about this.
Currious to hear your opinion!