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Phase 2 - Search criteria / mails / request list

Looking at the "advanced filters" added to the search recently, I find most of them pretty meaningless, except for number of guests and possibly lodging information. Much more important would be the option to sort search result by e.g.
- Number of feedback
- Last login date
- Membership duration
- Response rate
etc.. to get an impression how reliable a host is and/or if he will possibly answer at all.

The next thing I found was when the new button "My hosts" and below "Total stay request received" leading me to that page

which seems to list all recent stay requests from all members. What is that good for?

Finally, I still get these hard-to-read request mails like


Dresden - October 21
Could you not please just switch that off and just send normal text?



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Sorry for the end of the

Sorry for the end of the former posting looking strange, but I tried to copy some rich text formatting in the plain text editor, and even that is not shown correctly.... Please, switch off that rich text stuff in emails!

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When I heard advanced filters

When I heard advanced filters were coming I just assumed that they would be a selection of what you have listed above (the same features that have been requested for years) - how is this going to sort the wheat from the chaff? The problem that has plagued the site for years has been the enormous numbers of members not interested in hosting but signed up as available clogging search results. It makes me wonder if the people that have implemented this have ever used Warmshowers.

And, yes, a sort feature is sorely needed in the list search based on the variables listed by Dirk above.

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Totally agree ..

I totally agree with the comments of Dirk and Paul.

Please, change the site. It's really urgent !!

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