at least some of their posts drew me to book them.
It's all part of passive advertising. Just hanging out on a punting forum, flirting a bit, putting up provocative avatars will get additional appointments. Even the ones that don't use their working name I expect have been nagged for it.
It's the familiarity and interaction that eventually does it. A forum is a small virtual space and I guess the day in day out interaction will inevitably lead to forum members suddenly pointing their penises towards the forum WG's. Posts do count for a lot as you say because despite no one having seen a picture of for example cassielane or WOB people still want to meet them. Rebecca who started off very unpopular now seems to have a waiting list and Paris..well...that avatar is not playing fair.
Without inflating too many ego's sarahjayneleeds, sarah's back and mystique have all posted enough sensible stuff to reassure they will always put the punter first and I believe a couple of them already have positive reviews on here. Fair play to them if their presence here has led to more £££'s especially without them having to tout.
For the WG members it's an easy and free way to get new clients. The major advantage for them is they are getting clients they already know a lot about
. So for them it's very much the case of 'better the devil you know than the devil you don't' and also if they know what you like then that's half the battle won.
I just hope everyone can stay objective enough to give a negative review if one is ever warranted.