This is kind of my point, that people could be accidentally searching using the Family Collection filter and not realize it, and thus never see my listing. For example, if I do a Google search for Denver one of the top results says “Family Friendly”
and if I click on that it takes me to this landing page
with the Family Collection filter already applied to the search.
Or if I just type “Portland OR Kids” into the standard airbnb search box
the pop-down menu suggests “for kids & families” and clicking on this takes me to a search with the Family Collection filter applied.
Also if I visit the airbnb.com/new page
and click “explore” on the Family box
it again takes me to Airbnb with the Family Collection filter already applied.
All this to say I am not arguing with you, just ranting at Airbnb a little for their inept coding. It would seem that while they say the collection is no more, they are not really getting rid of the Family Collection in the coding, just not allowing new people in, and I think this puts me at a disadvantage.
As I said above, the reason I knew I was not in the Family Collection in the first place is because a relative was specifically looking for me on Airbnb and could not find me. She searched on Google and clicked the family-friendly link and never realized she wasn’t seeing all the properties available, so this is not just hypothetical.
This is what I worry about, that Airbnb will never fix the coding so some people searching will never even see my listing. Oh well, it would seem there is nothing I can do about it.
Thanks for letting me get the rant at Airbnb out of my system!