Monthly Archives: March 2013

Member Removal: Is Couchsurfing Censoring the Community by Removing Outspoken Members?

There’s a rumor circulating that Couchsurfing removes members because they are outspoken or don’t agree with the organization. We have a passionate, involved, and vocal community. We absolutely do not remove member accounts for dissenting opinion. We haven’t, and we won’t. Couchsurfing is a community of difference, tolerance, and cultural exchange.  It’s our goal to do everything possible to promote the safety and wellbeing of all members. As indicated in an earlier blog post by our Head of Safety, if a member has been removed by Couchsurfing, it’s typically for one of the following reasons: We’ve received a safety-related report: When we receive credible … Read More

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Learning Quickly and Iterating Against Real Data (or, Why We Release Systems Without Features We Publicly Admit We’d Like to Have)

Konawaba, Couchsurfers! Today we’re addressing a question from the Beta Panel: Why does Couchsurfing launch new systems on the website without obvious features? We’ve been discussing how this strategy applies … Read More

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Community Safety and Profile Deletion

Hi Couchsurfers! We are sometimes asked about member profile removal and why we may have chosen to take a particular action. There are a number of reasons why someone’s profile … Read More

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