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1. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Yet another thread (I'm over-active today, must be the excessive coffee intake):

Would it be feasible to transform the Travelling Companions-forum to a database? I was browsing it today, and it occurred to me that there are A LOT of threads in it that consist of only one posting. This seems to suggest that people readily post their own plans, but don't feel like browsing for potential compatible threads.

A database where you can fill in your starting point (or region), a general timespan and a preferred type of trip (culture, beach, trekking, etc) could well be more effective. Other search and input criteria are of course possible.

Would anyone be in favour of this? And, would it be possible within the current specifications of the TP-site?

Niels (Amsterdam)

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6600 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I have thought this myself in the past as well. It is quite a popular forum, but does lack an easy way of matching people up.

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thats a nice idea, tricky I guess though...

maybe I should start being like TC match maker and point people in the direction of each other

maybe not...

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Does it not say somewhere in the terms and confditions that Travllerspoint is not a dating club? Oh well..

Mim - as Companion overlord, perhaps it would make sense for you to answer some by adding links to similar peoples requests as part of the service, but I admit it will be hard work.

And if you can find somebody who travels as often and to as generally random and unexpected places as I do, feel free to send them my way!