I’d still like to point out that this is not a new vote on the name. I can’t speak for the community, but with regards to Volunteers I believe most of us a very happy with the name. We also moved ahead with our marketing, messaging, and legal incorporation all based on the Couchers.org brand.
With regard to incorporation, Couchers, Inc. has just been accredited non-profit status as a 501(c)(3) organization in the US. This is a big step and success, reducing the arguments Couchsurfing had put forward when their application failed to shambles. You can learn more about the accredition on our blog post:
So why a poll? I’d still think it’s good to hear feedback on the name and the brand. So if we get a lot of unhappy responses to the name, the consequence as I see it is not a name change, but putting more effort into our messaging about it. I also set up this poll in a very offhand way, so there’s really not much sophistication to it. But I could as well see us working out more regular feedback polls on various aspects of the platform and overall project.