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(Ars Technica)   Airbnb rolls out a "new, improved, we really mean it this time, perma-ban" party-pooping technology   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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601 clicks; posted to Business » on 17 Aug 2022 at 7:20 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-17 6:34:15 PM  
It's not funny.  Johnny Depp came back home and found this on this the hardwood floor of his bedroom.

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2022-08-17 7:33:17 PM  
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2022-08-17 7:33:54 PM  
Yeah, so the color palette was changed for Russia vs Ukraine. You all get the drift.
 
2022-08-17 7:43:38 PM  
Any algorithm you devise against a human problem will soon be defeated by humans determined enough to circumvent it.

I wish them luck though.
 
2022-08-17 7:51:06 PM  

sirrerun: Any algorithm you devise against a human problem will soon be defeated by humans determined enough to circumvent it.

I wish them luck though.


Heres the effective algorithm: an ABNB host takes pictures of their trashed home and sends them to corporate, and the renter gets banned.

FTFA: "The tools use an algorithm that flags "potentially high-risk reservations" by looking at user characteristics like "history of positive reviews (or lack of positive reviews), length of time the guest has been on Airbnb, length of the trip, distance to the listing, weekend vs. weekday, among many others."

Yeah, good luck with your crystal ball.
 
2022-08-17 8:42:47 PM  

sirrerun: Any algorithm you devise against a human problem will soon be defeated by humans determined enough to circumvent it.

I wish them luck though.


I've more or less given up on any review-based system. Too much "if you warn people about this, I'll make up something about that" bullshiat between hosts and renters (my sister has several stories, like the time their non-existent dog allegedly destroyed a bed in a room that was never used). It's like the whole thing is being run by Heathers.
 
2022-08-17 9:24:21 PM  
What exactly is a "party," according to AirBnb? A rager? A Mormon Family Home Evening? An orgy? A Mormon orgy? What?
 
2022-08-17 10:14:21 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: What exactly is a "party," according to AirBnb? A rager? A Mormon Family Home Evening? An orgy? A Mormon orgy? What?


Any gathering that results in material damage to a host's home, and/or disturbance and inconvenience to the people in the immediate surrounding properties.
 
2022-08-18 1:39:03 AM  
Is it a party with no pooping?
 
2022-08-18 8:11:42 AM  
Has air bnb ever had a profitable quarter?  Serous question, I don't know.
 
2022-08-18 3:10:40 PM  
CSB but a few years ago, I had tickets to a comedy show in Chicago. In Chicago, the comedy clubs are mostly in a neighborhood that almost everyone calls Boystown. It's called that for exactly the reason you might think:  there's a dance club on every corner and the whole neighborhood is decorated with rainbows year-round.

I hate driving and parking in the city and prefer to take the South Shore in from Gary, where I actually live. Turned out that the show I wanted to see didn't let out in time for me to make the last train back to Indiana. I decided to get an AirBNB so that I could spend some extra time in the city. I found a cheap single room rental maybe six blocks from the comedy club for under $40. Cool. I should also note that my hair is dyed electric blue and has been for years and years.

I got to my rental after the show and found that my hosts had completely cleared out of their place for me. I *think* they were both physicians. At least one of them was. In any case, it would be completely fair to call their place "Gay fark Palace."  They left me an unbelievably kind note, letting me know I had full use of the place, up to and including the liquor cabinet, so long as I (and any special guest stars) stayed out of the wine. They also told me that I could go to any of four different clubs and probably find a good time with whatever scene I was in to and to feel free to drop their name. I think they saw a blue haired guy from Indiana looking to stay in the dead center of the gayest place between Northhampton and San Francisco and thought I was there to get my fark on.

As it happens, I don't even drink, although I did hit up an all-night sushi place and brunch at a drag club. The conveniently shaped oversized pillows in their living room saw no action while I was there. It's still the warmest and nicest experience I've had from any AirBNB host.
 
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