foremost , is the W of who the poster is. Really amazing how many people here give no clue whether they are male or female or any other pertinant info about themsleves while asking for a certain type cabinmate and a certain cruise. That is dumber than giving no info about what you want or yourself.
Maybe it's because I believe in being open about myself, therefore I post to the whole board instead of having private conversations right away with a potential friend.
Still have no takers for my latest dream cruise, but one guy is considering it. He has sent me one short note. at least I know age, location and relationship status !