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Posted March 9th, 2013 - 3:55 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 10th, 2013 - 5:08 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 11th, 2013 - 11:39 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 11th, 2013 - 4:55 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 11th, 2013 - 7:50 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 12th, 2013 - 8:24 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 12th, 2013 - 8:43 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 12th, 2013 - 8:56 am by from Tallinn, Estonia (Permalink)
okey it behaves strangely.....

Posted March 12th, 2013 - 9:26 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 12th, 2013 - 8:55 am by from Tallinn, Estonia (Permalink)
weird I do not see my previous post now what i did...

Posted March 10th, 2013 - 10:03 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
I think that process will take some time but I strongly believe in the exisiting community and that people will start using BW more often in the future. I'm using the same nickname at the other site. And I will do my posts at both websites from now on thanks for the advice! Unfortunately I haven't met you in person yet otherwise I would write you some comment too. cheers, Chris

Posted March 12th, 2013 - 1:38 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
In this context note the following very official communication, by the CEO himself and by the safety team:


"Couchsurfing is a community of difference, tolerance, and cultural
exchange. It’s our goal to do everything possible to promote the safety
and wellbeing of all members."


(http://www.couchsurfing.org/news/cs-organization/member-removal-is-couchsurfing-censoring-the-community-by-removing-outspoken-members/)


"It is ok to link to your BeWelcome profile on your Couchsurfing profile, asking members to send you requests through BeWelcome instead is not."

(CS Safety team, March 6, 2013)


"Using one platform to connect with members, only to direct these members to a different site is considered commercial use."

(CS Safety team, March 12, 2013)


My conclusion: although they have a very peculiar self-definition of
"commercial" which denfinitely is not covered by the terms of use, as
long as you don't state or give the impression that you only host
through a linked website, you should be ok. Funny that they are more
concerned about people you also host through other networks rather than
those who never host at all. It is like McDonald's throwing you out
because you sometimes also it at Burger King and mention that to
friends, while letting others sit there using the wifi without any
consumption...


What CS is doing is so far from both the initial and current mission. Unrecognizable.

Posted March 12th, 2013 - 4:26 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 21st, 2013 - 10:05 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted March 21st, 2013 - 10:13 pm from Berlin, Germany
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