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Thank you volunteers!

written by amnesiac84 - 2019/02/17 22:49

The BoD likes to thank all volunteers, especially those who have been helping on making the new website a (soon) reality!

Thank you developers and designers for your great effort in making the website work, solving bugs and make it look nice!
Thank you system admin(s) for laying the foundation on our servers and prepare the migration!
Thank you testers for your endless patience with the many errors and bugs and for thoroughly combing through the new website!
Thank you communication team members for writing the texts for previous and future notifications and newsletters concerning the new website!
Thank you translators for translating the new words and phrases used in the new website, so that old members and new visitors feel welcome from second 1!
Thank you individuals who checked, read, rechecked and reread and then write and rewrite drafts for new Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and other GDPR-related material!

Thank everyone else who was involved up to this point. We're getting real close and we could not have done this without your help!

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Testers needed for the new website

written by shevek - 2018/12/02 13:07

BeWelcome has an exciting redesign currently in development. We now need more testers to make sure we aren't missing anything due to the large range of browsers used by members.

If you would like to try the new site before anyone else, or to contribute to the development of technical aspects of BeWelcome (also for future developments), please join the [[https://www.bewelcome.org/groups/62 testing group]], and introduce yourself. Make sure to follow best practice when identifying & communicating bugs by reading the wiki after you join.

Also, any questions you might have about testing and parts of the new website (also how to access it), might already be answered in the testers group (browse the discussions and wiki), or you simply post them there. Do not reply here, because the tech/redesign team will not be reading or answering here, and they are the people you want to talk to :)

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A warm welcome to the new Board of Directors!

written by duesseldorf - 2018/11/22 11:47

BeVolunteer - the registered non-profit association behind BeWelcome - has (like every year) elected a new Board of Directors (BoD).

One member will guarantee the continuity of the former and the new Board:

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/thorgal67

Two members of former BoDs are in the new board again:

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/sammiekong

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/amnesiac84

And these four active volunteers are first-time members of the Board: 

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/leoalone

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/lososs

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/mountx

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/subaculture

I wish you all as much joy in working together as the BoD team as I had in my four years on the board!
Keep BeWelcome strong!

 

 

 

 

 

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Radio Report about Hospitality Exchange (in German)

written by duesseldorf - 2018/08/06 19:37

This post is going to be in German - as it is about a wonderful hospitality exchange radio report made by a journalist in North Germany - which is also in German.

Auf NDR Info hat die Journalistin Christiane Zwick eine schöne Sendung gemacht: "Mein Sofa, Dein Bett - Couchsurfing in Norddeutschland" heißt ihre knapp 25minütige Reportage. Sie wurde gestern ausgestrahlt und ist in der Mediathek zu finden:

https://www.ndr.de/info/sendungen/forum_am_sonntag/Mein-Sofa-dein-Bett,sendung791246.html

Zwar ist immer wieder von Couchsurfing die Rede, aber auch ich als BeWelcome-Vorsitzende wurde interviewt - und auch die BeWelcomerin hinschendorf aus Reinbek kommt zu Wort.

Die Reportage gibt einen schönen Überblick über "unsere" Art zu reisen - unbedingt anhören!

 

 

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News from development - editing on mobile devices

written by shevek - 2018/07/06 20:17

Unfortunately the last code update aimed at enhancing the mobile editing experience broke editing of messages and forum posts instead. Thanks to everybody reporting this the situation is now resolved and this is most likely the first post in the community news ever written on a mobile device :)

The formating option are a bit limited in comparison to a desktop but you can still use bold, italic, underline and numbered lists. Of course you can add links as well.

Please note that you need to tap the blue book icon and than into the grey area below the icons before you can "type". When you finished editing click the white on blue arrow to the left.

Cheers,

shevek

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