Neo-Nazis plan a rally here and VRBO has been amazingly proactive.  I can't reach anyone at airbnb directly and hope they will do something similar to what VRBO has posted. See below:

 

"If you are concerned that travelers you have booked on our platform may be in violation of this policy and you wish to cancel, please contact us at 877-228-3145and HomeAway will take the necessary action to cancel the booking and alert the traveler. (Note: If you feel the need to cancel due to a possible policy violation, your overall search ranking will not be impacted.)"

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Re: Racist Rallies Near Me (in San Francisco!)

in
San Francisco, CA
Level 2

Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea. It's great that Airbnb stood up to racism, in Charlottesville. I wonder why they haven't made this a general principle or shared it with Hosts elsewhere? It's just what's needed.

There is a neo-Nazi rally here in San Francisco coming up, amazingly. It is happening in many places.

 

Thanks again.

Re: Racist Rallies Near Me (in San Francisco!)

in
Virginia, United States
Level 2

HI, I live just outside of Cville and I had a flurry of requests - odd requests - in the week leading up to the march/ violence/ riots in Cville.  I rejected the requests because they were so out-of-pattern for the usual way ABB guests communicate with me as a host... then I blocked the weekend.  Did ABB communicate with the Cville hosts?  No one communicated with me.  I got 6 requests over a few days (in and of itself out of pattern for me)... was ABB screening even these odd ones?  I'm writing to suggest that if ABB is going to block/ protect a city, they should probably protect the area round the city, too.  I find, in the wake of these events, I would appreciate some language for my RULES or better yet, AirBNB adding some language to protect hosts... for example, I am noticing I am woried about people bringing GUNS onto my property.  I don't want them here, but how can I have that as a RULE under the constitution??  What are MY rights?  What am I communicating to guests if I commnet on guns in my post/ rules?

 

Booking requests have dropped off in the area (back to school time or is it neg local press?) - I think this is a good thing, while I & my community recover & while we all figure out how to handle this "brave new world".  I would hate to stop hosting under ABB, I have so enjoyed my guests!  Thank you all for posting & trying to think this thing through, as a community.

Re: Racist Rallies Near Me (in San Francisco!)

in
Como, CO
Level 10

You could put in your House Rules no guns, begs the question if they were not open carrying how you would know.

 

There is also the issue the most Guests do not seem to read the House Rules.

David

Re: Racist Rallies Near Me (in San Francisco!)

in
Blue Hill, ME
Level 10

ABSOLUTELY it is your right, on your private property, to disallow weapons of any kind.  You can defnitely include it in your house rules.  If people "sneak" then it is the same as in breaking any house rule. 

Re: Racist Rallies Near Me (in San Francisco!)

in
New York, NY
Level 10

VRBO is great, but how do you know the guest is a Neo Nazi?

Re: Racist Rallies Near Me (in San Francisco!)

in
Melbourne Beach, FL
Level 10

Isn't it obvious Ann?

Re: Racist Rallies Near Me (in San Francisco!)

in
Pamplemousses District, Mauritius
Level 10

@Bill133 It is so hard to determine if a guest is racist or not! I believe many hosts have hosted racist guests as well as many guests have been hosted by racist hosts without knowing as it is impossible to describe what is going on in the human mind.Happy hosting.

Re: Racist Rallies Near Me (in San Francisco!)

in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 10

I think this rally will not succed unless they wear flowers in their hair and become peacemakers standing for pacifism 🙂

San Francisco is one of the most liberal cities in the US 🙂

I am joking, of course.

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