Following on from the thread about the chap being ripped off by the stalker, in respect of stalks he had bought for his level 2, there was quite a bit of interest in witnessing stalks by our members. Now this has been mentioned before, and always initially whips up considerable interest.
More and more people now feel the need to have their level 2, either for their own satisfaction or needing it to meet requirements of their leases etc, which means the demand for witnesses is growing. The numbers of stories relating to witnesses who are both good and bad seem to litter stalking sites all over the Internet. The trouble is that one person’s view or unfair is another person’s version of perfectly acceptable. The difficulties seem without fail to involve money. Some witnesses will do it for nothing or a “bottle of whisky”, some just want their expenses covered which may or may not include accommodation; others will be looking for a fee. Some of which are eminently fair and others may stray into the realms of greedy.
If there is sufficient uptake by members who are witnesses, both accredited and credible, for us to establish some sort of register then we shall. However it is up to the person who is trying to get a stalk witnessed to liaise with the witness and sort out any and all expenses involved prior to the stalk. It is not the responsibility of the site to negotiate these details; it is yours and yours alone.
With regard to the register that will take a little thinking about, but it will probably be along the lines of the geographical location of witnesses, plus any distance they are willing to travel. Whether or not the witness name would be included to be contacted by pm or their details held by admin, would be a matter for the witnesses to decide.
This is just a proposal; it is a matter to be decided by the relevant members.