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Guest request was accepted but he didn't come

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Guest request was accepted but he didn't come

A strage thing happened to me this week.
I received a guest request to stay for one night and  I replyed with a positive answer.
I left my phone number to open an easy commonication channel.
Starengely I didn't got any response.
A day before the guest suposed to come, I wrote him another e-mail, using Wormshowers system, but no responce...
The case ended without the guest arriving or having any kind of communication with me.
Do someone had such an experiance?
Can it be a bug in the messaging system?

Sam.

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"Do someone had such an

"Do someone had such an experiance?"
Yes, there are numerous posts similar to yours on the forums - as always don't assume your guest has automatically agreed to your reply offering accommodation, always ask for confirmation in your reply, if you receive no confirmation you can assume they have found other arrangements and not have to waste your time preparing/waiting for their arrival.
"Can it be a bug in the messaging system?"
Quite possibly there have been numerous problems with the mail server of late (see for example this thread of comments: https://www.warmshowers.org/comment/26010#comment-26010 )

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Do someone had such an

Hi Paul.
Thanks for your reply.
"as always don't assume your guest has automatically..." Yes. you are correct, I didn't assume but I expected any kind of response. "No thanks" could be perfect.

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"A day before the guest

"A day before the guest suposed to come, I wrote him another e-mail, using Wormshowers system, but no responce..."

This is not a rare occurrence on hospex, asking for confirmation in your first reply is just a way to put the onus back on the potential guest so you don't have to spend time and effort wondering / waiting / mailing / preparing. What I'm saying is don't lift a finger until you get a confirmation, yes they should get back to you but so often this just isn't the reality of what happens on WS and other sites.

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I had it happen a few times

I had it happen a few times to me so I changed my profile to warm those that failed to show (without notice) after they have confirmed my postive response that I would give them a negtative feedback. Since then, I have noticed a slightly lower request rate (maybe the profile comes across as demanding???), but I have not had an issue since.  Hope this helps, John