Update: Launched in July 2007 it met with controversy over concerns of names or false claims being posted to the website and fears of the website harming or impeding home sales. The website was taken down for “management issues” in July 2009
Rotten Neighbor is a database of bad neighbors complete with what makes them so rotten. Anyone can write unsubstantiated reviews of their neighbors or anyone else.
Then again, you can embed video as well, so if you’re going to accuse your neighbor of driving his lawnmower while drunk- and having a “torqouis” toilet outside as well – you can boost your case with a YouTube video while you impress your neighbors with your technical skills. The site has embedded Google maps as well, so the potential for slander seems huge.
At first I thought this site was mildly amusing but decided that it’s nothing but trouble and actually mean spirited.
Does anyone else smell a Fair Housing lawsuit on the horizon?
Also interesting that none of these people claiming rotten neighbors seem to be able to spell or compose in written English at even a 3rd-grade level. I wonder who the rotten neighbors really are? Second thought is they should call it RottenGrammar.com.
Did I mention you can also find sex offenders and foreclosures on the site as well; strange bedfellows or as we say in Philly, What the x*@#!! Well there are better sites to locate sex offenders and as far as the foreclosures go, all they give you is an 800 number to call. I had a hard time finding an example in Philly to post, it seems we have better things to do with our time. Who says we have attytood? Ok I admit I wasted some time on the site but Sundays are for fun.