Stumbled across BeWelcome by accident yesterday. Immediately joined (of course!) but rather concerned about the negative entry wiki re HC and the reasons for BeWelcome's creation (http://www.bevolunteer.org/wiki/History_of_BeVolunteer). We're Ambassadors for HC and think it's fantastic (although it has seemed to have a lot of technical prob's recently) so disappointed to hear there is so much negative feeling here towards it.
It's the members who make any club or organisation what it really is. Many Hc'ers joined CS when it started - which in some ways is an improvement on HC (and certainly pushed HC into expanding it's layout options etc) but overall we still think HC members have a better spirit.
Do we need another hospitality community? Afterall apart from the 2 biggies HC/CS there's also have GlobalFreeloaders/Stay4free (Travelhoo and Place2Stay seem to be offlineat the moment - not sure if it's permanent or a feature of the Great Firewall of China).
None of them are perfect - if BeWelcome is aiming to achieve something better then we certainly want to be part of it.