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Posted January 10th, 2013 - 11:42 am by from Sundbyberg, Sweden (Permalink)
I will try to get my words right for this one.

first is just some of my background history, and what I've seen(and not seen) during the last time here on CS, not interested? Then just skip to below where I'll write the real purpose of this post

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I've been a couchsurfer for about 4,5 years, not as active as before during the last half year though because of my new job.

However, a while back i heard that couchsurfing was gonna turn into a profit organization. First I didn't care much, things seemed to be the same, I got some requests every now and then and the CS staff answered questions about small problems via mail just as they always had done.

First big thing I noticed was recently when I logged into a page that was hospital-white instead of the cosy orange and everywhere i push there is some annoying loading-logo.
This made me start looking around, things where not as they where before.

Then last week I planned a trip to Barcelona and was gonna look for a couch, but couchsearch was nowhere to be found. Tried the new function and problems started to show more and more, couchrequests couldn't be sent and lots of small annoying bugs showed up so i thought, maybe its just me, i'll send them a mail and let them know about this, but that function was gone just like the couchrequest.

Found the support-center and also found that I was definitely not the only one experiencing problems and the thing that shocked me the most was that there was no answer from the couchsurfing staff, no apology, no explanation, nothing. And next thing the issue was removed.

I've spent the last days when I've had time over, too look around couchsurfing and also facebook for info about whats happening and things just keeps popping up.
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And that leads me to the purpose of this post:

Maybe I'm a couple of months behind with getting myself informed about this current situation, and I've missed a lot because of that. But I believe that there are a lot of peoples that know a lot less than me. So I would like some help with gathering useful info about whats happening, CS-groups, facebook-groups, homepages etc, put that into a mail, send it to all my friends here, who hopefully sends it to all of their friends, who hopefully... yeah you get the point=)


Not any judgement, just plain info! what do you think? good idea?

starting with filling up with some things I found, please add the ones I missed.


facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/378343315592387/
http://www.facebook.com/cslegacy?ref=stream
http://www.facebook.com/pages/For-a-strong-Community-behind-CouchSurfing/259352857518810?ref=stream

couchsurfing groups:
We are against CS becoming a for-profit corporation
For a strong Community behind CouchSurfing

other:
http://www.cslegacy.org/

Okay well thats a start, please add whatever I missed, I'll compose a mail, and lets se where it goes!

Posted January 11th, 2013 - 4:17 pm from Locarno, Switzerland
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Posted January 12th, 2013 - 12:15 pm by from Sundbyberg, Sweden (Permalink)
Thanks for the info! Will add that. Strange, yesterday I made a new post in this thread saying that I'll wait 'til the weekend is over and then compose the mail, wonder where that one went? computer error or something else?

Posted January 12th, 2013 - 7:21 pm from Bonn, Germany
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Posted January 16th, 2013 - 9:28 am by from Rotterdam, Netherlands (Permalink)
Hi guys, what's that entirely down on every page, when you scroll down and look below the fecesbook logo's ..??
the second to last line? I have never noticed that before..since when is that there?? So, I suppose from now you no longer may want to call it that, I am reffering to guest, visitor, friend.. they can keep their precious trademarked words.

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 12:15 pm from Bonn, Germany
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Posted January 19th, 2013 - 12:01 pm by from Sundbyberg, Sweden (Permalink)
thanks for the contributions! When I stop drowning in work, I´ll write the mail.