I'm a truck driver here in Australia and I spend a fair bit of time away from my hometown in places with poor 3G data connections. It's a real pain having to log in to the WS website in order to respond to an accommodation request. I have been a WS host for many years and have been actively promoting the list for a long time. From time to time I have also donated to offset the site's running costs. After waiting for the site to load on my iPhone for ten minutes today in order to respond to an accommodation request, I feel like unsubscribing. In the past inquiries would come via email and I'd send a quick response either affirming or rejecting the request. It took little time and was convenient in my part of the world where mobile data communications are patchy. Why is it that we can't simply reply by email? I wouldn't mind if it's routed through the site but I hate having to log in and navigate around this site on a mobile phone, the site is not designed for mobile use.
Email v Web messaging
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