The priority of this board, quite right IMO, is putting the punter first. It's not my job to out abusive punters, to advise women on safety, or to tell WGs how to handle difficult customers. Neither am I overly interested in Lucy's cocktails or LOTM's wondrous toilet seat.
But as I walked home from a punt with a particularly lovely and sensitive young creature the other night I wondered, do I really want to recommend her (in a field report) to every asshole under the sun? My hunch is that she won't be working that long and will be working a lot shorter time the minute she gets some a-hole being physically aggressive, trying to surprise her with a quick shifty up her back passage, calling her a slut for not accommodating him, and so on.
Of course, most punters are jolly decent chaps. But it's certainly not the case that all of them are. Some I would cross the street to avoid. A few pints into a social meet with a well-connected WG last night brought out the names of a couple of scumbags, who (I am fairly coinvincingly told) have behaved in manner akin to that described above to her close colleagues, and one of the aforesaid scumbags is unfortunately on this board (his name escapes me now due to the excellence of the local beer, but I do recall making a mental note that he is indeed on UKP).
I can't offhand think of a reliable system for sharing information with trusted gentlemen and avoiding passing on useful details to the lowlife of the planet. It could too easily be abused (and I have known cases where an unhappy prossie inflated a story that was then passed on with chinese whispers to the detriment of an upstanding punter). But I have little doubt about the integrity of the information on this occasion even if I feel it is inappropriate to act on it. But what to do?
In my own case, when I come across such gems as the delightful young lady of a few nights ago, I expect I will follow the example of one or two trusted colleagues. Where someone I have not met is visiting my area and asking for information, I cannot honestly say I trust him on the basis that he has filled in a UKP registration: but I usually manage to form a better idea over the phone. Of course, trust involves trust, and if such a one doesn't trust me enough to PM me his phone number he can take a walk or just use the publicly available stuff.
I'm quite open to other suggestions. But I see no benefit in ruining my own patch, for myself and other bona fide gentlemen, for the sake of the odd fuckwithead trawling the forums. Putting the punter first doesn't mean, in my books, bringing everything available down to the gutter level so it can be kicked and spat out. It means putting the punter first in the sense of the punter being a man rather than a lowlife. Is that reasonable? Thanks.