Hello, my name is Pauline and I have been a member of Couchsurfing (CS) since 2006 and have lived in Illinois for the past four years. Over the years, through CS I have surfed, hosted, attended numerous meetings/events/parties, contributed countless posts to the message boards, and made many valuable friends. I have absolutely no ties to Couchsurfing the company beyond my usage of their product, the Couchsurfing website.
Deeply concerned about the impact of the recent changes to the website and the resulting controversy, I have attempted to closely follow the current debate and have found it to be multifaceted and complicated. Over the course of several days, I dedicated myself to independently and voluntarily writing my detailed and objective-as-possible Summary of what’s been happening, titled: “CS Controversy: The Place Pages and Banned Ambassadors.” I have started a blog, because it is extremely important to me that members of the Couchsurfing community understand what is happening.
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