travel advice & savings
 
SAVE on RAIL PASSES LOWEST PRICES / FREE SHIPPING on orders over $449!
Now use the Trip Planner to:
  • Find and Buy Rail Passes
  • Find and Book Hostels
Already know which Rail Pass you need?
Click here and buy now!
Special Eurotrip Member Savings!
55 replies
mim
mim's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 2362
Member: 235
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 14 weeks 5 days ago.

You’re right, for a few reasons I was gone for a little over a year and spam did build up and I do regret not checking in and making sure there was a mod to take care of it.  That was def’ly a mistake on my part.  Like alot of you guys, I planned countless trips throuh Eurotrip. When I came back I saw the state of things and I wanted to help pull it back together.  My objective has always been to help this site grow so it could become the best tool to help other like minded backpackers connect.  I’m sure I made a few mistakes along the way, but please understand my intent.

Everyone here has so much great information to share and it’s exciting to see the interactions between seasoned and new backpackers. That’s what I love about eurotrip and I think that’s why we’re all here.  I understand people being upset with me for banning auher.  Maybe it was a mistake on my part as well.

What I also understand is that it costs a lot of money to keep a site with this much traffic running and actively upgraded.  We all saw what happened when it was being neglected.  Now we are able to have a clean site maintained with great bandwidth.  The ads here are all very tasteful and nothing more than what we would see anywhere else on the internet.  As the site grows and changes, we always ask for your input especially regarding functionality and features.  And when the upgraded site becomes live you will see that much of your suggestions have been taken into account and implemented.  Yea, I guess I am defending eurotrip because I really do belive that this site offers an amazing platform for backpackers to discuss travel.

I am leaving from New York, NY and traveling for 64 days
Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

Eurotrip Managing Editor

mb
mb's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 1443
Member: 485
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 26 weeks 5 days ago.

Quote:
ORIGINAL: mim

MB, we could use your input on the alpha site as well.  Let me know if you’re interested and we’ll set you up with an account. 

 
Yep, but I thought you had to do some recent travelling.  I’m stuck in school now.

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.

swill
swill's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 691
Member: 5818
Joined: 03/28/2007
User offline. Last seen 1 year 37 weeks ago.

ya sorry, that was a miscommunication on my part. i was worried about getting too many people and not being able to deal with all the feedback in a responsive way.

i could use some help testing the following functionality:
member profiles
links directory (link sharing)
travel tips section
places & events (mapped destinations)
forum (this still needs a lot of work, but i would like your feedback)
private messaging (i need to clean up the interface, but the functionality is there)

if you are interested in helping out at all please let mim or i know…

I am leaving from Montreal, Canada with $1600 for 16 days
Frankfurt, Munich, Venice, Florence, Nice, Barcelona, Paris

Eurotrip Developer

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 15
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 4 weeks 6 days ago.

MIM, Swill:  I’ll help with site testing or whatever….

Now, let’s lock this post and get on to other things…

mim
mim's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 2362
Member: 235
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 14 weeks 5 days ago.

Best idea I’ve heard all week!

I am leaving from New York, NY and traveling for 64 days
Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

Eurotrip Managing Editor