Planning a tour for the upcoming "long" weekend, I've sent a couple of messages, requesting a stay. It was my understanding, that this IS the way to send a request. The potential hosts stated in their profiles, that they are welcoming fellow cyclists. However, since there was no answer so far, I've looked into my messages, and realized there is a section "Unanswered requests", which in my case was empty.
I re-examined my contacts' profiles, but didn't find anything for sending a proper request.
I'm new here (although I've been an active couchsurfer in the past). Could someone explain the rules more precisely than it is done on the front page?