Some punters take everything a prossie says as gospel, those of us who have been doing it longer know better
Indeed, and it extends to many things like many forum WGs will say they go to the GUM on a regular basis, well some might but its not provable so of no use to me. Its blindingly obvious saying you do go to the GUM looks better on a forum than saying you dont.
Hotels is another one. The times i have read forum WGs say they only punt in a punters hotel room when he has given them the room number and name so they can ring the hotel and check. When i used to punt with WGs in my hotel room this never happened as no WG ever asked for that info, i simply met them in the bar or foyer which was handy as i could eye them up before committing myself. All they had was my mobile number.
IMO forum WGs views and experiences if true arent that representative of WGs as a whole, perhaps some are more savvy, no doubt some post what they think punters want to hear and the more gullible punter believes it. Dont just blindly believe what a forum WG posts is my advice to all.