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This page contains a list with frequently asked questions and their answers.
  1. Is there a message board about hitchhiking?
  2. I am looking for a ride. Can I put a message on your site to explain what I am looking for?
  3. Can you place a link on hitchhikers.org to my hitchhiking related website?
  4. Where can I find more info about hitchhiking?
  5. I am looking for a ride to somewhere and there is nothing on the site. What should I do?
  6. How can I delete my post?
  7. How can I edit my post?
  8. There is no email address or phone number listed for the ride I am interested in. How can I contact the driver?
  9. I got a reaction on a ride that I posted. How do I reply?
  10. Do I have to register or pay to use your website?
  11. After posting a ride, I get a new form. What went wrong?

01. Is there a message board about hitchhiking?

Probably. To find it, you could try to search google for something like "hitchhiking messageboard", "hitchhiking forum" or have a look at DigiHitch, a website with a lot of information and links related to hitchhiking.

02. I am looking for a ride. Can I put a message on your site to explain what I am looking for?

No. There are several reasons why we decided no to add this feature:
  • We are doing this in our spare time. Every extra feature would cost time to implement and to maintain.
  • We want to make this site as simple as possible to use. Every extra feature would make our site a bit more complex to use.
  • For drivers, it is very easy to exactly specify their ride details. Hitchhikers are much more 'fuzzy' in their specifications. It would be harder to design a form where hitchhikers can specify in which period and from which region they want to depart.
  • If a driver would look through a list with hitchhikers, and find one which does not match exactly match his route, it is hard for him/her to decide whether the hitchhiker would be interested in the ride.
  • We want to make this site as easy as possible for drivers, Adding their rides in a form is much less effort then looking through a database to search for a hitchhiker that might be interested.
Bottom line is that we understand that a hitchhiker would like to tell the world about a requested ride, but we think it would be hard for drivers to react. By the way, we are working on a feature where users get an email when relevant new rides are posted.

03. Can you place a link on hitchhikers.org to my hitchhiking related website?

No. We want this site to do only one thing and do it as good as possible: connecting drivers and hitchhikers. There are many other sites that are good in collecting hitchhiking related links, like DigiHitch (oops, now we did mention an external link...). Or search google for something like "hitchhiking related links".

04. Where can I find more info about hitchhiking?

Have a look at DigiHitch. This website contains a lot of general information about hitchhiking and links to other sites. Google thinks these sites are related to ours.

05. I am looking for a ride to somewhere and there is nothing on the site. What should I do?

If you can not find any ride on our site which is going in your desired direction, there is nothing else we can do for you. You could try other rideboards. To find those, you could try to search google for something like "ridesharing", "rideboard" or "hitchhiking" or have a look at DigiHitch.

06. How can I delete my post?

After adding a ride, we will send you an email confirming your post. This email also contains a code which can be used to delete your post. You can delete your ride in two ways:
  • Use the link in the email.
  • Go to our website, select the details page for the ride that you want to delete and enter the delete code there.

07. How can I edit my post?

This is currently not possible. The way to solve this is to delete the post that you want to modify and add a new one.

08. There is no email address or phone number listed for the ride I am interested in. How can I contact the driver?

Go the the details page of the ride that you are interested in. Enter your name, your email address and the message to the driver on below the heading 'React'. We will send your reaction (including your email address) to the driver.

09. I got a reaction on a ride that I posted. How do I reply?

The email address of the interested person is mentioned in the email. Just send your reaction to the specified email address..

10. Do I have to register or pay to use your website?

Nope, just start adding rides or react to other rides. Couldn't be easier!

11. After posting a ride, I get a new form. What went wrong?

Nothing, we processed your submission and supplied you with a new form for in case you want to add another ride (like the return trip).

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