This topic arose in another thread and I would like to pose this question.
When looking for a host in an area is it in order to send the same message to several hosts, in the hope that one replies?
I am sure we all have an opinion on this. I am both a host and a guest.
As a host, I have no problem with a traveller making as many requests as they like. I dont think it is a secret that there is a lack of hosts and a glut of travellers on this site and to me, making multiple requests make sense.
Having said that I also think it is a good idea that the traveller then lets everyone he has sent requests to when he finds a host willing to take him.
As a guest, it makes sense to send out multiple requests. But as soon as you get an acceptance, let the other hosts know. Nobodys plans have changed, extra food has not been bought. Nobody has lost and the problem is solved.
I would be interested to know others opinions.