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old hand
Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight
Member Since: 5th Sep 2005
Total posts: 896
Posted:Yesterday the very popular site Couchsurfing crashed. I know there are some Hoppers that were members of it. So please forward this message to all your established contacts:

Greetings... this email was sent to me to send to you!

As you may or may not know, couchsurfing.org appears to have been
shutdown without warning as of June 30. This is a calamity to those
who are amidst travels and rely on the site for contacting hosts or
surfers. In response, http://www.savecouchsurfing.org
has been
established to patch connections with people through a forum until a
more permanent solution can be found. News and updates can be seen at:

News/updates (temporary): http://savecouchsurfing.blogspot.com/

Forum: http://www.savecouchsurfing.com/forum/

Wiki: http://www.savecouchsurfing.org/wiki/

Please forward the above information to any couchsurfers you already
have established email contact with. Thanks.

-Alan (kwalan on couchsurfing)

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.


what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:indeed this is a great shame for the site and all those wonderful people who use it... including the 'refugees' like me who were about to stay with someone somewhere... in my case, Linz!!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia
Member Since: 14th Jul 2005
Total posts: 4191
Posted:Good news!!!!

just recieved this:

Dear CouchSurfers, It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the launch of CouchSurfing version 2.0. CouchSurfing as we knew it, version 1.0, is gone but the project will not die! Please check out http://www.couchsurfing.com
to learn more about what is happening and get involved. In the past several days, we have received an unprecedented outpouring of love, support, and offers of help from all over the world. It is clear the CouchSurfing community must carry on, and have been working around the clock (literally) to re-launch the network. You have responded overwhelmingly that you want this project to continue to grow, and thrive, and together we can create an even better version of CouchSurfing. We expect to have the site fully functioning in 10 days. In the mean time, we've created a message board to keep you up to date on developments and help you reconnect with friends, surfers and hosts. You can find it at http://couchsurfing.hyperboards.com.
Thanks again for your continued support. Together we can create a better world, one couch at a time. We love you! The CouchSurfing Core Team and the CouchSurfing Collective: Casey, Heather, Nathalie, Jim, Dani, Seb, Leo, Dan, Rico, Aldo, Jesse, Konstantinos, Gretelle, Duke, Alex, Giancarlo, John, Julienne, Chris, Mercy, Mark, Amylin, Daniel, Caitlin, Allan, PY, Jessica, Francis, Rachel, Mathieu, Tyler, Natalia, Alejandrito, Juely, Mari-eve


Location: Home!
Member Since: 13th Feb 2006
Total posts: 20
Posted:Am driving down from Edinburgh, through England, down through France and onto Barcelona in next 2 weeks. Does anyone want to share the lift part/all the way?

"Then you shall find that it containeth things of far higher value than the box did promise..."


Location: Bornem (Belgium)
Member Since: 10th Jun 2007
Total posts: 103
Posted:I was wondering which people from HOP are also active on Couchsurfing...


old hand
Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight
Member Since: 5th Sep 2005
Total posts: 896
Posted:ME!!! I love it! I'm listed as Anneke.

Hey, en leuk iemand anders van Belgie hier te zien smile

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.


old hand
Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:Yep me too - FireNix is mine
Great site, ive used it a few times and never had any trouble....well apart from in Kuala Lumpa where the hostess and her brother had a full on drunken fight right next to me in the lounge the night I was leaving. Yeah nothing much!!!
But seriously never heard of any real problems fomr that site

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