this is such an amazing concept and idea (i was recently introduced to it)
any ideas as to when everything will be functional, and can the community do anything to help get it back working again?
Digihitch is at present, running on "barebones" i.e. on minimal functionality.
The site is due to have a major overhaul but no-one is certain of when that will take place due to recent events and the fact that the site has no full-time administrator (PHP Programmer), I do not have PHP programming knowledge nor do I have the time to learn it.
Morgan (Sal'Man) Strub, the founder and Administrator of Digihitch sadly passed away and the site was down for almost six months. We had someone who did a quick fix on the site and brought it back to life and on-line again but we are still without an Admin, especially one who has the programming capability combined with a love of Hitch-Hiking and the sub-culture movement associated with it, who is willing to contribute on a Pro-Bono basis.
Morgan did not believe in actively fundraising and was committed to keeping membership of Digihitch free for all. If anyone wishes to contribute to the site please DO NOT use the donate buttons on the site until I can confirm that they work and that your donation will reach its intended destination.
Digihitch is now approaching 21000 members. That's 21000 people who share the same love of freedom, the open road and living away from, and out of, the rat race and like to share their stories and experiences.
Morgan had a unique vision and his dream became a reality. It's sad that he is no longer around to enjoy it and nourish it; we are around though and we enjoy what he created and for some of us it's truly a passion.
If members choose to make donations they will certainly help get the site up-to-date and fully functional. That my friends is up to you but let me find out from Morgan's family if the Paypal account is still active or if there is an address where donations can be mailed.
We owe so much to Morgan for the legacy he left us.
...and they lay down behind me
to sleep beside the road, till the morning has come,
where they know they will find me,
with my maps and my faith in the distance,
moving father on.