Talk:Hospitality exchange organisation grows to 100,000 members

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It read too much like an ad when I started editing it, so I tried to stick in more mentioned of other hospitality services. BTW, I'm not confident that CouchSerfing is 2nd, although it seems to be. Anyway, please mention as many of the others as is reasonable and provide active links to their wikipedia pages. We edon't want this to be an advertisement for one service over another. Nyarlathotep 15:38, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Certainly, thank you. I took much of the material from the release which is why it sounds pretty much pro-HC. Will try to mention more such networks. --Valmi 16:27, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
If you're aware of any criticism of HC, then it should also be incorporated somewhere, or just generic criticism of the genre of organisations. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:45, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Tried to address with one paragraph about the inherent problems of free hospitality exchange and one critic of most organisations involved in this "business". Thank you! --Valmi 17:52, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

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This still reads, to me, as a press release or advertisement. In what way is this a news event? - Amgine | talk en.WN 22:36, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

I think this is a significant story. The news is that those organisations that were maginals for decades have known shown that they are becoming a significant factor in the touristic industry. With background information since the subject is little known even though it is notable. Is that angle not stressed enough? Do you have any suggestions in how to improve the article in that regards? --Valmi 11:49, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
If you can suggest/make any specific improvments, great, but they story should be fine in theory. Anyway, I'd rather see this than Apple's new iPod. Plus, the existance of compeditors should make this article easier to NPOV than an article about Wikipedia passing some number of members. Nyarlathotep 19:09, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Merge in & NPOV[edit]

User:Guaka just posted a new story at Hospitality Club reaches 100,000 members. Here is teh contents, as I'm redirecting it here.

w:Hospitality Club reached 100,000 members. The Club is an international, Internet-based hospitality service of approximately 100,000 members in many countries all over the world. Its members use the website HospitalityClub.org to coordinate accommodation and other services, such as guiding or regaling travellers. Hospitality Club is currently the largest such hospitality network.

HC was founded by Veit Kuehne in 2000. There is some criticism about the fact that there is still no official organisation after 6 years.

Recently there has been some controversy over how the club is managed and about the fact that messages containing links to other hospitality exchange sites like w:CouchSurfing are deleted under the guise of "spam checking".

As this obviously makes NPOV critisisms slightly beyond those covered in the article, which should be considered. Nyarlathotep 19:15, 13 January 2006 (UTC)