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is now charging $2.39 per month or $14.29 per year for those in 'developed' countries.

They're claiming that the pandemic has forced this upon them...

blog.couchsurfing.com/couchsur

... nothing to do with the $22.6M venture capital then, I guess

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CouchSur

is community developed, free and open-source trustroots.org/ See you there!

@douginamug

Yes, there was a lot of criticism from the community. So they had to write another blog, a few day later on, with some details on the financials.
I wonder if this helps. To me, as Couchsurfer host, I hope they will be more transparent in the future.

blog.couchsurfing.com/we-hear-

@shockingGreen just read that!

I know a lot of people who invested a lot of time and energy into cs, and its not as if they can migrate their profiles and networks seemlessly to another service. No, sadly there's going to be a lot of lost connections :(

I hope cs will be more transparent in future, but they can't throw off the profit pressure until they're community owned (again), and I have no idea how long that would take.

@douginamug
Well, I just got someone contacting me on BeWelcome, Doug. :)

We will see what the future brings.

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