There was a recent post "Warm showers has changed. It feels like airBNB? ". Though I did have the strange experiences of Sarah/Neil, yesterday I received the following request:
We are in Dresden. Is your lodging open for tonight?"
That was not a part of the request. That was all. I haven't seen anything like that before. Furthermore, though people were members for a few years, they had no picture, no feedback, little information, and set themselves unavailable until 2021. I saw the request to late anyway, nevertheless, I decided to refuse anyone who doesn't keep at least a minimum level of politeness in the request, e.g.
1. Starting with "Hello Dirk" or similar
2. Explaining briefly who they are and where they are touring
3. Asking politely for the accommodation.
I would be interested how others are dealing with requests. What are your minimum standards? Or am I just an ageing guy who doesn't understand that Twitter-like communication has become a standard since Trump is President?