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Keeping Fiji CSers up to date with whats happing!
Posted October 6th, 2012 - 5:33 am by from Nadi, Fiji (Permalink)
You may already be aware that we’re working on a major site upgrade. I’ve posted some information about it here, here, and here.

As group moderators, it’s very important to us that we keep you in the loop about how upcoming changes are going to affect you and your communities. And we also need to hear your voices as we go through this process, to help guide us in the right directions. So please expect to receive a few emails from me over the next few weeks.

In just a few weeks, you’ll begin seeing the first changes to the website. We decided to start by creating a better structure for local communities. At the moment, all of the activity centered around places is spread all over the place — such as nearby travelers in search, things to do on the wiki, and discussions in the groups.

To begin, we’re building a central place on the website to bring those things together. This will be the anchor that we can begin to build out from, connecting all of the great things that the community is already doing, and creating even more opportunities based on what people want and need.

This first launch is the start of a process that will continue over many months. When we launch the first versions of things, they won’t be finished products. In some ways, we expect this to be frustrating, but there’s a very important reason why we’re approaching it this way.

This approach will allow us to really involve the community in the process. We’re going to have dedicated feedback forums, with staff members participating in conversations with members to help us learn what people like, don’t like, or want more of. And we’ll also be analyzing the hard data of how people behave on the site. And then we’ll go back and iterate based upon what we learn.

As community leaders, you’re some of the most important people for us to learn from and be in contact with. We’re also aware that this process is going to affect you a lot. We really need your help over the next few months — sharing information with the community, keeping us in the loop about how people are feeling, and bearing with us as we navigate these big steps forward. We’re also committed to helping you as much as possible, which is why there will be a dedicated forum for Group Moderators, Ambassadors, and New Member Welcome team members to discuss with us what’s going on.

CouchSurfing Community Communications

Posted November 6th, 2012 - 6:10 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Just wanted to say thank you on behalf of the international community coming to Fiji, it so wonderful to see CS members so dedicated to creating a great structure. I am so excited to come to Fiji in Dec and hopefully meet you!