First off please excuse this if there is a forum topic already on this. I did a couple of searches and didn't find a current topic.
With that said, is it just me? I am currently riding around the perimeter of the US and I am now 135 days into my trip. I have only spent about 9 nights with Warm Showers hosts and every one of them have been great. I want to know if anyone else is frustrated by this one thing.
I can't tell you how many times I am sitting on the side of the rode looking for someplace to stay for the night. I look for hosts and I have to spend so much time looking through profiles just to find out that the person is NOT available because of ________ . Why is it so hard to mark your own profile as Unavailable if you are actually unavailable? The majority of time I look for a host I find at least one that although they show up on the phone app and the status is Available only to find out that they are not. I don't mean that they are out for the night and can't host that day, I mean they are on their own tour or somewhere else completely.
Is there a way we can report hosts who really are not available to host?
P.S. before anyone wants to scold me for same day request. I understand that could be an issue for many. I am not on any definitive schedule and I don't know how far I may make it each day. So for me I think it is better to ask the day of when I know that I will be there vs. a day or two out and not show up and have to cancel. Please try to keep the replies relevant to people keeping the their status's current.