This question of mine:

Where have people gone when CouchSurfing became subscriber-only?

has been closed as opinion-based. But - it's a factual question and I explicitly said I'm not interested in speculation, but in information. It's not as though this is philosophically or logically unknowable.

What am I missing?

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Agreed, example of a factual, non-opinion-based answer: the result of a poll amongst former CouchSurfing users. I voted to re-reopen. You could try posting your question to https://www.reddit.com/r/couchsurfing/ too.

  • Didn't think about that, but... won't I just get berated for suggesting the CS is "gone"?
    – einpoklum
    Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 6:37
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    @einpoklum maybe. QA forums aren't friendly places typically. Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 6:43
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    polls are off topic on all SE sites. "Is there a replacement for" type questions might work, but any question that can have a large number of equally-correct answers is off topic on all SE sites. "How can I do this thing I used to be able to do at" is also a possibility but could be both too broad and opinion based. "Is X a suitable replacement for" or "what are the key differences between X and" is starting to get better. Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 18:32
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    @KateGregory the answer wouldn't be a poll, but a pointer to a completed poll eg academia.stackexchange.com/a/72457/452. Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 18:46
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    I agreed with re-opening.
    – Willeke Mod
    Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 19:26
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    @FranckDernoncourt: Asked the question there, thanks for the suggestion.
    – einpoklum
    Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 22:52
  • @KateGregory: Ah, sorry, ok.
    – einpoklum
    Commented Aug 21, 2022 at 20:55

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