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Are Guests Changing in What They Expect and Courtesy?

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Are Guests Changing in What They Expect and Courtesy?

This year,

1. Member who requested space didn't show. Emailed inquiry what happened not responded to.

2. Member canceled, but day after said show.

3. Members who didn't show replyed they didn't notice my email saying I would host until after they passed, even though my email was sent four days before they were to arrive.

4. Member requested bed. When I notified him I only provide camping space, he canceled.

My profile says This host may offer
Food
Lawn Space (for camping)
Shower,
no bed.

Member 18 years.

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race on trans am

I noticed this twice. Once with a man doing the race and heat increased and threw his day off , but didn't respond till after he had passed us, and I wrote him j had seen he had already passed area on race map. The Other a couple girls , who also had schedule change with weather and wasn't up front .I try to be patient , but it is 2 way street in details ,guest request should remember , host do for their home. Including extra food at times.

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No-shows and miscommunication

No-shows and miscommunication have been a phenomenon in internet-based hospitality exchange since the very beginning, and I'd say that if you haven't experienced these things until lately, you were just lucky.

As for the guy who wanted a bed, your profile does not clearly state "no bed", and not all WS members may be aware that writing "Lawn space (for camping)" means that no bed is available. Among hospex networks, WS is unusual in having a lot of hosts who provide only a camping space, so it's completely understandable if the lack of a bed comes as a surprise to a traveler and leads him to cancel.

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re Guests Changing in What They Expect and Courtesy?

Responder posted, "I'd say that if you haven't experienced these things until lately, you were just lucky."

Not say not happen before, asked if others have experienced increase in unforewarned cancellations.

Responder further replied, "not all WS members may be aware that...(just listing) "Lawn space (for camping)" means that no bed is available"

Question was not whether is it understandable member does not understand listing, but whether "Guests (are) Changing in What They Expect"?"

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"Not say not happen before,

"Not say not happen before, asked if others have experienced increase in unforewarned cancellations." Well, fine then, no, I haven't noticed any increase. Sudden cancellations and the other misunderstandings you cite remain at the same general level as always.

I don't think guests are changing in what they expect. I strongly suspect that the majority of people touring through WS have always looked forward to a roof over their heads, and you've just been lucky to get requests from those travelers willing to accept the particular conditions you provide.

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The best recourse may be to

The best recourse may be to both provide and scrutinise feedback of such potential guests.

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Are Guests Changing in What They Expect and Courtesy?

Responder posts, "I strongly suspect that the majority of people touring through WS have always looked forward to a roof over their heads".

If that is read "expect to be provided a roof over their heads", no, not in my experience as host; exception posted.

Not what I expect as guest, nor what as guest I have been provided as often as you would have it. That is a lower standard than what guest I referred to required, a bed. I strongly suspect I have spent as many nights tenting on lawns as a guest of WS hosts, as I have been provided a bed.

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I agree with the luck thing

Most guests have been pretty good about advance notice when cancelling, but lately a few haven't impressed me. One arrived in town sent a same-day request from a bar--I replied, "Yes, come up if you're sober"--I guessed correctly that one wouldn't. One texted me a request days ahead, to which I asked for a formal WS request (I always do)--flaky people failed at the whole thing---no skin off my back. I live on a hill 250' above the rest of town. I hope that discourages the marginal ones.

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On my last cross country trip

On my last cross country trip ... I was lucky to find an internet connection one in every three days. I host but don't use warmshowers to stay because it is too much of a problem communicating while I'm on the road and especially because I never know where I can be at the end of the day. Too much hassle, and hosts that expect no possible hiccups while one is on the road, are too much of an aggravation to bother with. I use state parks, city parks or stealth camping for this reason.