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Important Update from Warmshowers

The following notice was sent via newsletter and posted to social media.  

Important Update:

Thank you for your patience during the last week while we have been experiencing technical difficulties with both the main website and the app functions.  Below is a summary of what has occurred:

This week warmshowers.org experienced a significant surge in the amount of activity, specifically from the mobile apps. In addition, the mobile apps were trying to connect into the website in a way that was causing errors with the private messaging functionality, which decreased the overall performance of the system. To remedy these issues, we have disconnected the apps from the website and are bolstering the security of every access point into the system. 

The security of our platform and access to reliable information remains a top priority at Warmshowers. For the time being, the apps will NOT be accessible.  Please go directly to our website through your browser to access your profile.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

~Warmshowers 

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Why is this marked "Not on

Why is this marked "Not on Front Page"?
Might be relevant information.

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Thank you!

Thank you!

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Application

Still doesn't work 

I can't log in 

 

 

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iOS app

It’s the same for me, unable to log in with the app on iOS. Thanks. Have a nice day! 

 

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iOS app

It’s the same for me, unable to log in with the app on iOS. Thanks. Have a nice day! 

 

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Current location dosn't work

Hi, My current location dosn't work, is the problem with my mobile or mobile network? 

A few days ago after my trip started in my WS account was a folder Favorites, now is not visible.

andyktm 

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Warmshowers app Android

I can't log into Warmshowers app Android but ok on login on my Laptop

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This is what was in the

This is what was in the Newsletter from April: 
"We will work with the current developers to have the apps updated as soon as possible, with an expected date in May for the notice to go out when the update is complete."

So I guess they won't enable app access again until that product is ready.

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messages

HI
I have not been getting email alerts that people have made requests.  I got one today but found several unanswerd requests when I went onto the site

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Feedback text field

 

Did the feedback text field just disappear?

(A.K.A. Software maintenance in progress?)

 

-- Edit: No, it didn't, but the user interface is a bit unintuitive in this case. Tried to give feedback via "Filter" page, which of course doesn't work.

 

 

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Missing favourite feature

I very much miss the app which on iPad and iPhone would be a great help!
And I extremely miss the possibility to mark members as favourites! When searching hosts we find several possible one and want to write to one of them. But just in case the one is not available it would be great to just come back to others in the area which have been marked as favourites before! In the old app this feature existed but never worked well.
Hope some day it will exist!
Thx for all your work!

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I can’t log in

Whatever I do I can’t log on. 

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Warmshowers App

I still can't login from my smartphone (Androied). Is the App still disconnected? If yes may I suggest to post a frontpage update.

Thanks

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App Login problems

I can login on the ws page with browser but login via app does still not work "Login fehlgeschlagen". Xiaomi Redmi 4x miui global 10.3 andriod 7.1.2

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Unable to login with the app

It is unable to login with the app.  When is it possible?

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Now I understand why I can't

Now I understand why I can't log in with the App.

No problem I can still go on the site with the browser.

I know you are doing your best to solve the App problem.

Thanks!

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App and governance

It must be pointed out that the app was previously supported by the community, as was the website itself, as it was architected on free/libre software and the source was published and open. Indeed, I think the app (or at least one earlier version of it) was not just supported by the community but written by it, though I do not have the full history.

The transition of the site to a closed, proprietary base has put warmshowers at the mercy of paid contractors to maintain it and excluded the community from building on it.

The dividends of leadership decisions dating back four years are beginning to accumulate. I hope this hard-won and painful lesson is apparent to the board and they will take action based on it. Given that even the process of selection to the board is now entirely opaque and board members do not respond on these forums, I am very regretfully not optimistic about this.

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Excuse my ignorance but I'm

Excuse my ignorance but I'm very curious about the "why" we went from one to the other. 

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Excuse my ignorance but I'm

Excuse my ignorance but I'm very curious about the "why" we went from one to the other.

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you message

i am glad to help anyone who i can.   everything else is gravy.  have a great ride.   J

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app release date?

Is the an estimated date that the revised app will be available?

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App

When will we be able to use the app again.  Still can't log on. When travelling this is by far the easiest way to connect to warmshowers and find a host. Often found when the internet was flaky I could use the    app but not connect via chrome.     I've been wondering why I've had a drop off of guests this summer. 

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I can not log in the app!

I still can not log in the app! 

Is that the same for everyone else due to the app's "remodeling"?

Thank you in advance for letting me know..!

Good days to all! 

Kostas 

 

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I can not log in the app!

I still can not log in the app! 

Is that the same for everyone else due to the app's "remodeling"?

Thank you in advance for letting me know..!

Good days to all! 

Kostas 

 

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I can not log in the app!

I still can not log in the app! 

Is that the same for everyone else due to the app's "remodeling"?

Thank you in advance for letting me know..!

Good days to all! 

Kostas 

 

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Web site was down too

Last night I could not even log in to the web site: "maintenance", "server upgrade" it said.

The page referred to a Facebook group (closed and secret) and to the Twitter account (no new tweets there since November 2017).
 

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And why cannot I delete?

I had pressed "Save" twice because the web server was unresponsive.

Why does the software allow double postings like this? Why won't it allow me to delete a duplicate? Aaargh!

And does anybody in the leadership actually read here?
 

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lot of waste

I wonder if they want to kill WS ? 

app doesn't works for month in holidays times ...

lot of bugs on the web site 

not very ergonomic search ( no fliter by % of response , connexion dates , maps very difficult almost impossible with cell phone) 

ghost hosts never answser ... 

 

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Apologies...

I just got a mail from Board and Staff (I suppose everyone did). The server was down for several hours yesterday. But no "we regret any inconvience this may have caused with hosting now at the height of the season" or anything like that.

No. The whole purpose of the mail message seems to be to alert the members that they now can DONATE again.

Which makes it quite clear what the priorities are nowadays.

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Request for donations

With apologies to Bertolt Brecht, here's my adaptation of his poem "Die Lösung" ("The Solution")

After the uprising of the 18th of May
The Secretary of Warm Showers
Had emails distributed through the forums
Stating that the members
Had forfeited the confidence of the board
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
In that case for the board
To dissolve the membership
and elect another?

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I hosted the Secretary of the

I hosted the Secretary of the Board, I liked her. It cannot be easy to be a member of the Board and it is probably no fun. Meetings via Skype. Problems with employees, a sudden replacement. Problems with the contractor (I was involved in a different organization where we were almost held hostage by our IT contractor).

Thank you for the poem, but she is not Walter Ulbricht.

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sorry but

I think  asking again for donations is a little bit awkward

I unterstand   "if evrything going wrong it is because  you haven't make enought donations " ?? 

 

 

 

 

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Ahora lo entiendo

Muchas gracias, con razón se me hizo raro no poder acceder desde la App, me rechazaba la contraseña hasta la tuve que cambiar =( ��

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Ahora lo entiendo

Muchas gracias, con razón se me hizo raro no poder acceder desde la App, me rechazaba la contraseña hasta la tuve que cambiar =( ��

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R.I.P. Warmshowers. You were

R.I.P. Warmshowers. You were a good friend.

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Hi, whats do you change, pass

Hi, whats do you change, pass????

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SO... CONCLUSION?

I'm about to start a huge bikepacking trip in September, and I was putting all my hopes on this app (it was going to be my first time using it), I guess I will have to travel old school!

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Not completely hopeless

It is not completely hopeless. I have received a number of requests and hosted some. Now I am touring. It works but it is so terribly clumsy with this web design on a phone.

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Not completely hopeless

It is not completely hopeless. I have received a number of requests and hosted some. Now I am touring. It works but it is so terribly clumsy with this web design on a phone.

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Not completely hopeless

And the stupidity of these multiple posts that one cannot delete. 

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App no funciona

Me sigue dando error de autentificacion la app para android, volvera a estar activa en algun momento?? Saludos 

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WS dying on its feet

What’s up with the IOS app? It’s been offline for 4/5 months now which is rediculous, I’ve already missed the opportunity to host some guests because of this. All the communication seems to be requesting more money, while ignoring the fact that WS is dying on its feet been led by this particular board. The amount of inactive members is again absurd. Every WS member I speak to say the same thing, WS is been run into the ground by those in control. It’s practically impossible to use on a mobile device. Finally, warnings of consequences if posting criticisms smacks of an authoritarian regime. Hard to believe how far WS has fallen.

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android app working again

As this thread is linked from the front page, I think it might be good to write here that the android app is working again.

But the best thing would be to update that main page with this terrific news.

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iOS app

Do we have any idea on when the iPhone app will be back up?

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Just checking and logged in after a long hiatus.

Thought I'd check and see what's happening with WS group. 
It seems that there's been a long period of frustrations. I'm going to look around and see if WS is working again. 
one comment already is that these posts should be displayed newest first rather than oldest first. 
thx in advance and hope to see someone soon?