Thanks for sharing your blog and for encouraging people to go to the conferences, Roy. Could you please repost this in the main group, which for (strange reasons, I agree) is the "Brainstorm - Redefined" sub-group?
Location: The Couchsurfing Project >> Brainstorm - the original one....
Participate: Go to the CS Conference
Just in case you aren't aware - Casey is conducting conferences in London, Paris & Berlin this month.
If you have concerns, questions, etc perhaps you should consider attending. It's far more effective to voice issues in person rather than signing online petitions and being a couch activist.
If you're interested, here is the article I wrote after I attended the Istanbul conference last weekend: http://www.hejorama.com/articles/casey-fenton%E2%80%99s-couchsurfing-conference-6445/