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Old 11-11-2012, 10:17 AM   #23
Jamie Z OP
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The Tent Space maps are now virtually 100% up to date.

For those curious, we define up-to-date as less than a year old.

It's been a big job. When we started back in May, there were upwards of 1200 Tent Space offers. As I mentioned previously, a vast majority of those offers were old. Up to six years old in many cases.

In the course of the Double Check project, over 700 people responded to us to confirm their existing Tent Space offer. We've removed right around 500 (five hundred) Tent Space offers where we were unable to contact the inmate who made the offer in order to confirm the information. (Sadly, a good many of those are from people who are apparently still active ADVrider members, but never responded to our repeated private messages and emails.) On the other hand, most of those 500 were from people who hadn't visited ADVrider in many months or years and those Tent Space offers were clearly outdated.

Another 100 or so members have made new offers in the past few months, giving us just over 800 active Tent Space offers from around the world. It's really pretty amazing.

Big thanks to the many hundreds of people who responded to our messages, updated their posts, and in many cases told us how fun it has been to host other inmates.

Also thanks to the Double Check volunteers who have been working to get the maps up to date.

Thanks to the Tent Space founding fathers, Geode, Johnny Drunkard, The Dude Himself who started this whole thing.

Thanks to stevejonesmo, who was the catalyst by creating the Tent Space maps in his spare time and putting all the data together.

And thanks to Canadian Drif10 who has the oldest Tent Space offer, posted on July 4, 2006 and updated as recently as six weeks ago.

If you've got space to put up a traveling rider for the night, now is a good time to put your name on the Tent Space List.

I'm the Tent Space Guy Sign up to host fellow travelers here.

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