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