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I hate this new web design!
Posted January 28th, 2013 - 2:01 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted January 31st, 2013 - 2:13 am from Arlington, United States
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Posted February 1st, 2013 - 12:10 am from Locarno, Switzerland
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Posted February 1st, 2013 - 2:04 am by from Columbia, United States (Permalink)
Well, you are NOT alone! I do not like this at all!
The new owner must not have heard the adage: "If is ain't broke, don't fix it!"

Posted February 1st, 2013 - 5:42 pm from Chemnitz, Germany
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 5:39 am from Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 6:55 am by from Palermo, Italy (Permalink)
Me too! It's really hard to find anything. It's necessary to spend lots of time to find what you need. VERY UNFRIENDLY!

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:15 am from Las Vegas, United States
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:19 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
The way I see it, beWelcome.org is such a site. No need to create yet another one.
hospitality club may have a good philosophy and a great community, but their website is just no match for either Couchsurfing or beWelcome. It looks like under construction.

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:22 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Don't bother with HC which is run by one person pocketing all the advertising and partnership money and renting his own couch on airbnb.

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:20 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Hi Kristie, come join us and be creative on BeWelcome.org :-)

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 7:10 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
I actually found the old site horrible already... but the new one is even worse.
The site of bewelcome.org is a lot better, more functional and user friendly. Plus, they are not making money off their user's data. I suggest every one who is unhappy with the new Couchsurfing to give it a try.

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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 11:54 am by from Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (Permalink)
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 10:38 am from Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 11:46 am from Girona, Spain
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 7:02 pm from Casablanca, Morocco
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 7:30 pm from Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:25 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
G.TEAM wrote: "As such it would be possible to set free a huge amount of financial support from the state and in return it would be possible to employ, voluntary or not, lot of people, willing to do whatever work for the community."

I have not seen any evidence yet that money improves hospitality experience, or that much money is needed. I have seen, though, what money has done to CS and what exclusively member-driven hospitality communities are able to achieve with a couple of hundred euros per year.

Also, if more money was needed than members are willing to contribure it doesn't seem reasonable to expect taxpayers to pay so that we can save money when traveling and benefit in many other ways. There are a lot more worthy and important causes for the state to fund.

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 12:06 pm by from Chartres, France (Permalink)
I already joined bewelcome.org and warmshowers.org.
And you?

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 6:52 pm from Girona, Spain
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Posted February 5th, 2013 - 11:01 pm by from Chartres, France (Permalink)
Workaway? I didn't know. I will see.
warmshower at most for bicyclers. Only? I don't know.
As for me, just ask the peoples.
Is it not the same with or without any bike?
For me, it is.
I use all these site mainly for a first contact only. I don't mind any profile.
It's may be différent in the big or touristic towns...

Posted February 6th, 2013 - 9:54 am from Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
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Posted February 10th, 2013 - 5:52 pm from Munich, Germany
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Posted February 11th, 2013 - 7:48 am by from Warsaw, Poland (Permalink)
BeWelcome could be the solution. BUT, unfortunately - you can find hosts there only in the big cities mainly in Europe and US. You cannot find the host in Morogoro, Tanzania or Fianarantsoa, Madagsacar... :-(

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 9:24 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
"You cannot find the host in Morogoro, Tanzania or Fianarantsoa, Madagsacar... :-("

All it takes is to convince the only CS member actually hosting in Morogoro to sign up with BeWelcome and your chances to be hosted will be the same...

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 12:10 pm from Girona, Spain
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Posted February 11th, 2013 - 9:25 pm from Paris, France
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Posted March 5th, 2013 - 9:55 am by from Kyiv, Ukraine (Permalink)
+1 for BW

Posted March 11th, 2013 - 8:05 pm from Chambery, France
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 7:41 pm by from Girona, Spain (Permalink)
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 7:42 pm from Girona, Spain
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Posted March 12th, 2013 - 5:47 pm from Langenthal, Switzerland
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Posted March 13th, 2013 - 5:30 pm from Playas de Rosarito, Mexico
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