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Couchsurfing Staff Are Heading Out into the Wild

Our Mobile Software Engineer, Nathaniel, spent over two years surfing with his wife, Kim, around the worl ... Read More

Changes to our Terms of Use

Last month we made some small but significant changes to our Terms of Use. Based on member input, we have further limited the rights that we have to Member Content under Section 4.3 and included plain-English annotations to help make … Read More

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Updates to the Couchsurfing Events System

Thanks everyone for all your fantastic feedback so far on our Events system. Today we released a few new features! 1. Members who join a public event may now invite people … Read More

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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 … 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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