I take great pride in replying to all initial messages from Warmshowers users, to maintain a responsiveness rate of 100%. I know that lack of response to requests for hosting or information is very frustrating for the sender. Despite replying to all initial message over the last 12 months, my responsiveness rate is showing as 75% on my profile, based on repsponding to 3 out of 4 requests, whereas I have in fact responded to all requests. Can anyone explain how the responsiveness calculation works? Historical posts on this subject suggest that the calculation is based upon a response to the first message in a conversation but this does not appear to be the case for me. Can anyone explain further?
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I believe they simply count any message you recieve because there is no differentiation beween a message and a request. so if somebody's last message was 'thx for the fish' and there was no need for another response, you are already lacking responsiveness :(
It's too bad, I responded to each and every request, too. Still, I do not get to 100%.
exactly my own issue. some conversations via messages will come to an end and if you are the one not responding, your responsiveness goes down.
Really too bad, IMHO.
It seems that the initial contact in any thread of messages is what counts, so you ( and I) need to respond to every initial msg whether it be a request of not. If there are further messages within that same thread, they don't count. But if the person starts a new thread everytime they write, then you do have to keep replying. I think this is a problem with people who are messaging via the app ( on their phones?) rather than going in through the website where it is easier to just keep the one thread going. I made the mistake months ago, of deleting a couple of "new" messages that didn't require a reply. So, those two non-replied-t0 messages that cannot be retrieved, are keeping my response level from also being 100%. I've been hosting for over 20 years and have never, not responded to a request. :-)