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couch-search ranking system
Posted January 19th, 2011 - 5:54 pm from Munich, Germany
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Posted March 26th, 2011 - 4:38 pm by from San Pablo, Costa Rica (Permalink)
Hello Michael,

Please find the answers below:

1) CouchSearch algorythm:

The sort order changes from time to time based on new developments
designed to better serve the CS community. Essentially, we want surfers
to be able to surf with people who are most likely to want to host them
and we'll continue to work the sorting order to best fit needs of both
hosts and surfers. Doing this is often a difficult process and requires
a lot of continual tweaking and it will likely continue to change over

2) Feedback about the search algorythm

The CUQ Helpdesk is collecting all the feedback, positive and negative,
about the CouchSearch algorythm and will pass it on to the responsible
people to evaluate the situation.

The feedback also includes suggestions for improvement as well as general "I like" or "I don't like" feedback.

Posted April 3rd, 2011 - 6:35 am by from Bamberg, Germany (Permalink)
"surfers to be able to surf with people who are most likely to want to host them"??

BS!! We are (many!) hosts which are open to everyone, as you could see by our (now vanished) 100% reply rate. And IMHO it makes more sense to 'hook up' inexperienced/new CS members with mature and experienced members, which can give them plenty of info on and about CS - other than having a newbies meeting with maybe less exiting encounters...
We want the old system back!!


PS: That reminds me of the situation of many companies, who decided to hire new people 'straight from school' for fresh ideas, instead of depending on the experience of the experience work force. Most of them reverted this procedure - or vanished from the market! ;)

Posted April 8th, 2011 - 12:18 am by from San Pablo, Costa Rica (Permalink)
Hello Christian,

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