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Dear Warmshowers Community, we know this is a time of concern for everyone around the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In an effort to streamline communication and better address the current needs of our community in a timely manner, we are temporarily disabling the forums and directing everyone to the Warmshowers Facebook Group. This will allow the Warmshowers Community a centralized place for comments, questions, and concerns related to touring and hosting. As always, we ask that you follow our community guidelines when posting.

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Warmshowers.org/

Please note: For technical questions see our FAQ's to address your question or use the Contact Us form for technical support ONLY.  We will not be providing any information on travel or hosting requests through the Contact Us form.

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How can we hosts send out alerts and warnings? I am especially concerned about guests who email me through this site about their imminent arrival and then fail to show up and fail to notify me. I would like to send out a question to members traveling near my location if they have information about that rider? We should have guidelines for the use of such alerts. I would like to serve on an online committee of hosts to create such guidelines.

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The purpose is to protect riders. We recently had a rider approaching our location forced off the road and threatened by a driver by pointing a gun at the rider. The rider was so shaken s/he had to hole up until confidence was regained. That is unacceptable and other riders and hosts should know of such a threat and local hosts should report to a wider distribution than the local authorities.

I have been communicating with Jack Turner, Help Desk Manager. He assures me that such a system of notification exists, but it is not easily accessed nor advertised. I will soon check out the system he told me about and will communicate my findings to the forum. Thank you for your question.