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Overview

  • 33 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Journalist
  • very well, thanks for asking!
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

!!!!!!!!!ABOUT COUCHSURFING!!!!!!!
As of 15th of May 2020, the management of Couchsurfing has decided to make the website into a paid/subscribe service. It names Covid19 as a financial threat and asked "the community" to step in. To achieve this, they set up a paywall, effectively blocking out thousands of users from their profiles, depleting them from their contacts and references without so much as a warning.
This is inacceptable. I will leave CS after 12 years of building friendships and experience.
For me, these are the 2 outrageous points: First, 15 USD/year or 2,50/month mean a huge amount in some places. Second: How dare they appeal to the community after making everything worse in the past years? (From taking away groups to focussing their marketing on advertising free accomodation – and many other moments, where they completely ignored the mindset and wishes of the community?)
Even the intransparent way they are ransoming people into paying now, shows their utter disregard and misunderstanding for their own users and product. Im def not financing a flawed and misguided management like that. Let’s move our critical mass somewhere else.
So while I will leave my profile up for a while with this message, I’m not using it anymore. I would be very happy to see you again on trustroots.org or bewelcome.org. here are my (still incomplete) profiles:
https://www.bewelcome.org/members/Zoga
https://www.trustroots.org/profile/zoga

++++++if you have trouble logging into your cs account because it´s behind the paywall+++++++
type this into your browser: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/YOURUSERNAME, then click on something and log in when asked to. worked for me and other, but dont know how long it will.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

!!!!!!!!!ABOUT COUCHSURFING!!!!!!!
As of 15th of May 2020, the management of Couchsurfing has decided to make the website into a paid/subscribe service. It names Covid19 as a financial threat and asked "the community" to step in. To achieve this, they set up a paywall, effectively blocking out thousands of users from their profiles, depleting them from their contacts and references without so much as a warning.
This is inacceptable. I will leave CS after 12 years of building friendships and experience.
For me, these are the 2 outrageous points: First, 15 USD/year or 2,50/month mean a huge amount in some places. Second: How dare they appeal to the community after making everything worse in the past years? (From taking away groups to focussing their marketing on advertising free accomodation – and many other moments, where they completely ignored the mindset and wishes of the community?)
Even the intransparent way they are ransoming people into paying now, shows their utter disregard and misunderstanding for their own users and product. Im def not financing a flawed and misguided management like that. Let’s move our critical mass somewhere else.
So while I will leave my profile up for a while with this message, I´m not using it anymore. I would be very happy to see you again on trustroots.org or bewelcome.org. here are my (still incomplete) profiles:
https://www.bewelcome.org/members/Zoga
https://www.trustroots.org/profile/zoga

++++++if you have trouble logging into your cs account because it´s behind the paywall+++++++
type this into your browser: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/YOURUSERNAME, then click on something and log in when asked to. worked for me and other, but dont know how long it will.

Interests

see above

Countries I’ve Visited

United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, India, United Kingdom

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