We are practically founder members and have hosted many cyclists on a directory long before Warmshowers became popular
In the past few years however the game has changed
We are almost always getting requests from cyclists who have just joined, have no address because they are 'on tour' and have no feedback from anyone who has stayed with them.
Cycle articles are full of references to 'want a cheap holiday - use warm showers'
This year we have had 4 requests, 3 have cancelled at very short notice (on the day)
The other faked it, saying he was cycling, when he arrived on foot, his hosting address turned out to be a hostel in Bristol.
I now think on accepting a cyclist 'Will they turn up, rather than when will they arrive?'
The last cyclist we actually hosted was last year
Basically I feel that it's loosing what it once was 'A mutual put up scheme.'
I've had enough, posting on my profile that you need to have been a member for a year and hosted someone in the past.