It would be nice if this site could drop those members who have no interest in participating. Some members have not been active since they signed on over a year ago. Would it be possible to automatically send out a message after three or six months of inactivity and ask if the member is still available to host? If "no" or no response, maybe drop them?
I am usually available to host, especially to those members who are willing to pay it forward - and I respond quickly. When traveling in hopes of being a guest, I get about a 25% response rate within a day to my simple request. I do have a concern about etiquette about sending out multiple requests, getting more than one "yes" and having to say "sorry, I found someone else" after a person extends a kind offer.
Thanks so much for this site. I am sure it has its share of headaches. Hopefully I am not one of them.