This may be an outrageous idea especially for the hobbyist members of Nightshift. But I have been thinking about how NS could become a better and safer place for both hobbyists and providers, albeit no place in this hobby is ever safe. I do, however, think NS is a much better place for both sides than Backpage for instance. I seldom post in the forums, but read the few interesting ones regularly. My impression, and my experience with most of the providers I met through NS, is that by and large the majority of hobbyists are decent men, and the majority of providers are decent women. And we should try to make that the case as much as possible.
With this in mind, I wonder why there is no facility for providers to do simple rating/review on hobbyists. Reviews from both sides are quite common in our new economy - Uber drivers get to rate their passengers, owners on sites like HomeAway get to rate their guests, etc. After all, the main revenue for the site, if I’m not mistaken, comes from the providers who post. Hobbyists only contribute if you become a paying VIP member. So shouldn’t they have a way to help one another out by highlighting good and bad clients? Unlike the hobbyist reviews, provider reviews could be much simpler, with focus on just important criteria such as hygiene, communications, commitment to appointments, etc. They could be summarized in the same 5-star system and tagged under the hobbyist’s profile.
I would think the majority of hobbyists (who are the decent men I mentioned) should welcome this, as the rating will help the good clients and highlight the bad ones. Who knows, it may even help to improve the general attitude and manners of the less gentlemanly clients among us - I could be a bit naive here, but one can always be positive.
I am not sure about the technicalities and how complicated it is to set this up, maybe someone from NS could comment? And I wonder how the ladies and gentlemen of this community think about this. I am prepared for the slings and arrows that may come my way, but my intentions are totally benevolent.