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The group "Leaving CS for Bewelcome" has been deleted!!
Posted March 10th, 2013 - 8:33 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
The group "Leaving CS for bewelcome" has been deleted:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=59753

Yesterday or the day before I opened a thread in the place site of Madrid about the problem arisen with the new profile deletion policiy of the CS-chiefs (you could finnish on the street if your host's profile or yours become deleted while traveling), and the thread got deleted in less than 2 hours:
https://www.couchsurfing.org/n/threads/madrid-madrid-spain-desde-la-transformacion-a-traicion-de-couchsurfing-en-empresa-con-animo-de-lucro-se-han-sucedido-los-disgustos-uno-de-l

I opened a similar thread also in other cities and seem to be still there:
https://www.couchsurfing.org/n/threads/barcelona-cataluna-spain-desde-la-transformacion-a-traicion-de-couchsurfing-en-empresa-con-animo-de-lucro-se-han-sucedido-los-disgustos-uno-de-l

Posted March 11th, 2013 - 3:58 am by from London, England (Permalink)
Old news buddy ;)

CSHQ claims that it is contrary to the terms of use to post 'commercial spam' - apparently that includes groups advocating a move to BW.

Also, ambassadors who suggest to CS members to try BW (even only if they can't find accommodation on CS) have had their flags removed.

Posted March 11th, 2013 - 8:08 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
How can a reference to BeWelcome.org, which contrary to CouchSurfing is a non-profit organization and not selling anything, be considered "commercial" and the existence of a group or of a profile "spam"?

Posted April 3rd, 2013 - 2:17 am by from San Diego, United States (Permalink)
if people us BeWelcome, instead of CS will make less money. Hence the heavy-handed censorship.