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1. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

As a fond user and member of TP, I'm sad to say that another great travel site, couchsurfing.com (where I was also a member), does no longer exist. It was a network where the members provided free accomodation for each other, all over the world. I don't know exactly why it went down, but it seems like it was an accident. Check this out...

Just thought this might be interesting - but sad - news for all travel addicts.

//Susanna

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

That is sad news indeed... but also a bit hard to believe that hired professionals could let something like this happen... let's hope the initiative will be revived by someone.

Niels

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5077 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Not making the occassional complete backup of the database, next to the failed incremental backups, seems to me to be the third critical error. Not running a RAID system (from the sounds of it), the fourth.

Once having lost something like three months of database changes, I feel their pain keenly, but yikes, I'm amazed that it took three years before they got to learn this particular lesson. (Then again, three years seems to be the average life expectancy of hard disks, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.)

Either way, even though I never knew the site, it's sad to see any travel community die. :(

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Sounds to me that like they were using the hosting services of EDS or IBM. Bad luck.

5. Posted by LuisaMiao (Budding Member 33 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

oh...
I was just cheking that site a week ago with a friend of mines and we had the idea to join it and use this site for our nezt holiday in August :-( :-(

it's a real pitty: it was an amazing idea!

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Dammit, I was a member there too! (Hadn't used it yet, and haven't had a couch for others too use)...but still!!!!!!! :( What a bummer.....

7. Posted by Jase007 (Respected Member 8870 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Looking at the site they are going to fire up couchsurfing version 2.0 in the future, so not all is lost for those who use it.

8. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yup, Fantastically, Version 2 should be live in about 10days time. As a serial user (but sadly, never host because i live somewhere obscure and never eve have had a request), it*s great news that it will be back!

Couchsurfing is dead. Long live couchsurfing

9. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Gelli

Yup, Fantastically, Version 2 should be live in about 10days time. As a serial user (but sadly, never host because i live somewhere obscure and never eve have had a request), it*s great news that it will be back!

Couchsurfing is dead. Long live couchsurfing

Are you serious?!?! I get loads of requests all the time, and I live only like one hour away from you!!! I'm gonna send you a request as soon as it all works again - but then again, maybe the lack of requests doesn't really matter regarding the lack of a home... :)

//Susanna

10. Posted by mitti (Inactive 22 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Never heard of the site before.. but what a great consept!
Always willing to lend someone my couch, that is when I have one Homeless at the moment but definetly signing up on the new site.
Have fun and safe travels