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A community of 100.000 members

written by duesseldorf - 2017/05/19 16:40

Yesterday BeWelcome was able to welcome its 100.000th member!

This is great news!
Although BeWelcome does not focus on numbers having more than 100.000 members now is good news for our community because it means that travellers have better chances to find hosts in more places and that our white spots on the global map are getting scarcer.

 

A slow and steady growth of member numbers is the perfect proof that our chosen path to not actively market our community anywhere works well. Word of mouth spreads the knowledge of BeWelcome's existence. So please tell all your friends who have an open heart and house to join and sign in.

 

And if you enjoy looking at some statistics - here they are:

https://www.bewelcome.org/stats

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written by packard - 1 year ago (i)
Hi,
It is really pity that 76% of it,are since more than 1 year are not active.
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written by dvallen - 1 year ago (i)
Yeah, after more than a year without a log-in they probably won't come back. But maybe it's ok. I mostly never visit the site but I have it linked to my email and still answer requests despite usually having "last log-in: X months ago" on my profile.
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written by yennor - 1 year ago (i)
I'm sorry to say so, but that was more or less only marketing speech, as the above commenters noticed. There are 100 000 people which once registered for bewelcome. 75'000 of them you can consider to be most propably inactive, so not really a member anymore.
So there are 25'000 actual members. Now the interesting question would be if the number of active members is growing.

btw. If BeWelcome does not focus on numbers, why not to send mails to profiles after certain time of inactivity (like half a year), and if no reaction happens, delete the accounts (like after a year...)). Would make life a lot easier when trying to find people.
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written by dejoy - 1 year ago (i)
congratulations ,
i think that BeWelcome has so much potential ,
wish for a community of 1 million members soon :)
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written by alexfromrio - 1 year ago (i)
Keep spreading the word!

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