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Posted August 23rd, 2013 - 10:55 pm from Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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Posted August 24th, 2013 - 12:34 am by from Oakland, United States (Permalink)
The VerifiedPlus Membership page you are seeing is part of a test we're running.
We are running a test to understand how members might respond to a feature set like that described on the test screen.
The test will be served to a random sample of members.

If you're a member who sees the test screen and clicks through, an explanation will appear and a survey will ask for your feedback.

This is what the VerifiedPlus Membership test looks like.

After this page you will be taken to this page explaining that it was a test.

If you click on "complete a survey" you have a chance to give us more detailed feedback on this feedback survey.

Even if you're not part of the test, we are interested in your feedback on creating a sustainable Couchsurfing.

Follow a more detailed conversation here.

Posted August 24th, 2013 - 6:16 am from Paris, France
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Posted August 24th, 2013 - 1:32 pm from Saint-Brieuc, France
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Posted August 24th, 2013 - 5:10 pm from Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Posted August 24th, 2013 - 9:14 pm from Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Posted August 25th, 2013 - 3:30 am by from Caracas, Venezuela (Permalink)
How does paying guarentee you a better chance at getting hosted? Shouldn't our profiles do that?

Posted August 25th, 2013 - 6:57 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
As soon as WHATSAPP come to free market...

BBM went into LOSS and today they are selling their company...

WHATSAPP wants to charge now...

WE CHAT and LINE and many other apps have come to take over it..

so in short, when there are many free options why pay for it :) untill required...

I am sure this is normally in todays world...

If i have to pay such big amount for a year then i too will shift to other sites which helps travelers :)

and there is already meetup.com for meeting people...

I gave so much time for CS events...
spends hours to clean up the posts... kind of all going to be a waste as soon as CS will be a charges service.

maybe at the same time i will paid by CS for my time to CS :)
Time is Money for Professionals :)

Posted August 26th, 2013 - 8:13 am from Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Posted August 26th, 2013 - 1:21 pm by from Brussels, Belgium (Permalink)
Going to a "sustainable" CouchSurfing??

one of the questions:
"What services on Couchsurfing would it make sense to charge members for?"

My answer:

-----> COUCHSURFING HAS TO STAY FREE !!!! <-----


Posted August 26th, 2013 - 3:27 pm from Dortmund, Germany
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Posted August 26th, 2013 - 5:01 pm by from Hameln, Germany (Permalink)
What a fuck came up with these news from the LT?

Most of the CS-members were already cheated of their money they gave as a donation to get verified.

Couchsurfing is one step before the abyss.


Thanks Mister Espinoza, the CEO who hides his profile to his community:

https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/tony.espinoza/

But everybody can see him ´working´ here:

https://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=7621&post=13379347

Posted August 27th, 2013 - 11:15 am by from London, Canada (Permalink)
First, I DON'T like the idea of VerifiedPlus

But, I do see the need for CS to make money to provide a quality and consistent service.

For the most part VP doesn't give you much more than a free member other than some fast tracks. In spirit I disagree with that, but could see the value if a was a nomad with sporadic time online.

I hope this doesn't completely blow up in their faces but I know I didn't like the reaction I had to it.