After reading Mandys latest post on the present state of the communications systems in place on couchsurfing . I decided to write this how-to article.
CouchSurfing has morphed over time from a one-man gig to a volunteer-based community with people pitching in to help everyday. The problem is that no system has ever been developed to help those people communicate with one another.
That happened in 2006!!! But mandy makes it sound like it was yesterday.
I would love to think of myself as some sort of wonder-woman, but the simple truth is that I am not and my mere presence at this Collective doesn’t solve a problem that goes far beyond one person. But what I am trying to do is develop the system that will enable everyone to communicate with each other.
Once an actual system is in place, with each team understanding the communication channels that exist and how to access them and what information needs to go where and when, then I think we will see a dramatic difference in the way we all feel about communication within CS. But developing a system takes time, and that is what I have been working on
The best places to find news
Closed to most
The most important group on couchsurfing.You need to be vetted to get in here.
Member Disputes & Safety – Private 18 1 1340
Ambassador Management Private 9 – 1310
Important Orgs Groups
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Location: CS Organization >> >> MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS >> Community Communications
[CS Tech] News Feed
Location: CS Organization >> Product Development Experts >> Technology Team >> [CS Tech] News Feed
(Notice the deeply embedded group )
Interested in being informed about many small changes happening on the website? In being up to date on what the Tech Team is currently improving? Then this might be the place for you!
Open but difficult to find
Casey emails certain close ambassadors how share the news with other ambassadors.
News from CSC Thailand, 2007-2008
CSC Thailand, 2007-2008 – Public
Location: CS Organization >> PROJECT TEAMS: Collectives >> CSC Thailand, 2007-2008 – Public (Almost a dead group right from the start of the collective )
CSC Thailand Public – Questions and Answers
http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=8871 (Almost a dead group)
Location: The CouchSurfing Project >> QUANTITY VS QUALITY….IMPROVING CS THROUGH YOUR SUGGESTION. >> CSC Thailand Public – Questions and Answers
Discussions group with titbits of Information
Brainstorm – the old and original one….
The redefined same topics less feedback (People say techs implement stuff from here. Fact no they do not)
QUANTITY VS QUALITY….IMPROVING CS THROUGH YOUR SUGGESTION. (Almost a dead group)
Thoughts from the General Manager (Almost a dead group)
The CouchSurfing Project >> Thoughts from the General Manager
Public Comments for GM (Almost a dead group)
Location: The CouchSurfing Project >> Thoughts from the General Manager >> Public Comments for GM
Present active groups /Groups with sprouts of activity.
Meetings upgrade team
Location: CS Organization >> Community Experts >> Events & Outreach >> Meetings upgrade team
Translation – General
Location: CS Organization >> >> Translations >> Translation – General
Location: CS Organization >> >> ORGANIZATIONAL OPERATIONS >> Finance Coordination
Location: CS Organization >> Operations Experts >> Finance
Location: CS Organization >> >> MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS >> Community Communications >> CouchSurfing Newsletter MrRico