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**ANNOUNCEMENT** No more Ambassadors Private Group
Posted August 17th, 2012 - 3:43 am by from Emeryville, United States (Permalink)
Hi everyone -

Following much conversation and debate, I decided to archive the Ambassadors Private Group. Thanks to all who weighed in. There's ultimately no reason that any conversations we are having right now shouldn't be available for the general CS public to read. In the future (and definitely when Ambassadors have access to more sophisticated tools), it's very likely that we will return to private forums. For now - there seems to be no value. And it was certainly creating much confusion to have two Groups. This should be much easier for all. (And it will certainly be much easier for me!)

One tactical concern: I realize that there were some active threads over on the private side. It didn't seem appropriate to migrate that over to this page (because you were writing as though it was private, and so it shall remain private), but if you wish to continue a discussion that is currently in private, feel free to bring it over to this Group.

A slightly unrelated note: Thanks for understanding my time restraints. I'll continue to spend several hours per day entirely dedicated to responding to emails and monitoring this Group, but also understand that there are other things I need to do. If I spend 100% of my time speaking to community members, I won't have time to do anything else. I'm taking a lot of caution to balance talking & doing. Again - thanks for understanding.

Two small final notes:
1.) I changed the grammatical error in the title. It's now "Ambassadors (Public)" instead of "Ambassador's PUBLIC."

2.) What do you think about the yellow flag on the beach? If you want a new picture, feel free to suggest :)

Cheers to all. I hope you're having a great week.

-Bill

Posted August 17th, 2012 - 7:41 am from Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Posted August 17th, 2012 - 8:10 am by from Marseille, France (Permalink)
I'm happy too
Thx Bill :)

Posted August 17th, 2012 - 12:00 pm from Burlington, United States
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Posted August 17th, 2012 - 1:46 pm from Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Posted August 17th, 2012 - 2:18 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Good to see some positive changes :)

Posted August 17th, 2012 - 3:56 pm by from Tempe, United States (Permalink)
supporting u Bill

Posted August 17th, 2012 - 7:58 pm from Medellin, Colombia
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Posted August 17th, 2012 - 11:56 pm by from Olinda, Brazil (Permalink)
great to have someone listening.

Posted August 18th, 2012 - 4:18 am by from Perth, Australia (Permalink)
I think you are right Ronald. Maybe if we had that purple "Dangerous Marine Life" flag instead...

Seriously though, the yellow flag has been used to represent ambassadors for a very very long time. True there are beach warning flags that are also yellow, and even a iris that is called "yellow flag".

Just because there are other uses for flags, and the colour yellow, doesn't mean we are using it wrong.

And also lets remember that there are also other colours for ambassador flags; the alumni and family ambs.

Posted August 18th, 2012 - 4:39 am by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
I have a Purple flag, Muahahahahahahaa!

Posted August 18th, 2012 - 10:22 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Thumbs up!


Posted August 18th, 2012 - 1:42 pm from Miami, United States
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Posted August 19th, 2012 - 3:27 am from Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
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Posted August 20th, 2012 - 3:51 pm from Albufeira, Portugal
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Posted August 20th, 2012 - 4:42 pm by from Vitoria, Brazil (Permalink)
I see no problem on being a public group, too.

Posted August 20th, 2012 - 5:24 pm by from Kuopio, Finland (Permalink)
Agreed. I wouldn't change the flag either.
New is not always better ;)

Posted August 21st, 2012 - 8:17 am by from Doha, Qatar (Permalink)
Sounds good to me as long as the people are happy.. :)

Posted August 21st, 2012 - 8:52 am by from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Permalink)
BIG + for Michel !!

Posted August 28th, 2012 - 3:28 am by from Canberra, Australia (Permalink)
Thanks, Bill.

Posted September 2nd, 2012 - 12:53 pm by from Pisa, Italy (Permalink)
I'm with Michel, but obviously I am happy because this is the choice shared by the majority of the Ambassadors (isn't it?).
By the way, could you remind me when the Ambassadors have been asked whether they wanted the Ambassadors Private Group to be archived, please? It's a shame I missed that poll!

Hugs to all,
Gio

Posted March 1st, 2013 - 8:57 pm by from Munich, Germany (Permalink)
I'm a bit confused now ...
I thought Ambassador's Private (https://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=1668) was archived and this group renamed to "Ambassadors (Public)", now I seem to be in two private Ambassador groups ???

Posted March 1st, 2013 - 9:05 pm from Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Posted March 2nd, 2013 - 1:58 am by from Salvador, Brazil (Permalink)
I can not understand what heppen in here!!!

can someone explain?The private group was archived in August 17, 2012, and this public group, changed to private?

Posted March 2nd, 2013 - 2:02 am from Managua, Nicaragua
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Posted March 2nd, 2013 - 5:13 am by from Salvador, Brazil (Permalink)
But why changed again???

Posted March 2nd, 2013 - 5:49 am from Perth, Australia
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Posted March 2nd, 2013 - 3:42 pm from Saint-Brieuc, France
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Posted March 3rd, 2013 - 9:54 am from Los Angeles, United States
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Posted March 3rd, 2013 - 11:52 pm from Roseville, Australia
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