Author Topic: New Info... Has the Nextdoor App Community in Fairport & Perinton been compromised?  (Read 171 times)

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If you read Mike Caswell's Expose' Post on the ECNA Forum you probably are shaking your head like I am right now... what is going on in Perinton & Fairport these days? This appears to almost border on an "ethical" dilemma for Nextdoor, it's obvious there is something wrong.

https://ecna.createaforum.com/the-stop-the-clearcut-argument/nextdoor-com-lead-is-a-member-of-stcc/msg527/?topicseen#msg527

I have to say now that "Something Smells Fishy in Fairport along the Erie Canal" and it hasn't even been filled yet...



Here's a guy, Mike Caswell, that just asked "Why?" his post was removed from the Nextdoor Fairport website, he'd written a post about Erie Canal Safety. He contacted the local Moderator, Nikki Weston, who really couldn't say what he had done wrong, just that some "people" complained which caused the removal of his post. The local support even went so far as saying it may have been a "higher up" Nextdoor moderator who pulled it. So Mike then emailed Nextdoor's global support staff and they stated his safety post was removed locally.

So why did the local moderators try to pass the buck, trying to say it was done "higher up"?

Well if you know Mike Caswell,  you also know he will find that out that answer. And now it seems the person Mike contacted originally at Nextdoor Fairport failed to tell Mike she was the Local "Lead" who pulled the post. Now Mike has uncovered some clear evidence that shows why the post was taken down. It appears that Ms.Weston's actions came at the request of members & LEADERS in the Stop the Canal Clearcut group.

Since the publish of the Post, Ms Weston has now claimed she doesn't know who is in the Stop the Canal ClearCut group. Very hard to believe that statement as she IS a member herself, and has access to the member list through her STCC Facebook connection.

If anyone out there has the COMPLETE list of Stop the Canal ClearCut Facebook Members it would be an interesting read I'm sure. Please post (or send it along) so Rochester can see who these "proud" supporters are, tree supporters who fail to consider public safety.

So if the STCC doesn't like what's up on the Nextdoor site, they can "just write their lead" I suppose, or at least that is what the appearance of this whole incident suggests...It was stated clearly by Ms Agte recently, that she contacted Nextdoor to complain about Mr. Caswell's latest safety post on Nextdoor Fairport. She also campaigned for others in the STCC to "complain" as well. And not too long after she boasted about all this on her own Stop the Canal Clearcut Facebook page... see here post below.



Here's what this whole thing looks like... if you draw it out like Detectives & Engineers would.



Many of Mike's Nextdoor Fairport posts are centered on Safety in Fairport & Perinton, with an emphasis on those closest to the Erie Canal waterways and it's vast system of embankment dams. Most of you know about Mike's efforts to spread the facts & truth about Dam Safety and how it relates to Erie Canal embankment we work see going on all around us right now. Mike C is trying to point the conversation at Safety.. sadly it seems very few in Fairport actually will help him in this goal.

With this "behind the scenes" REVELATION from Nextdoor, and their refusal to remove the possibly unethical lead from the Fairport Nextdoor Neighborhood, once again it looks like STCC group is trying to "manipulate" the entire conversation of SAFETY for Erie Canal Neighbors in Fairport & Perinton. Safety is a controversial topic, just look at Pittsford & Fairports' reaction by creating a group dedicated to fighting against the claim. And the STCC group is taking advantage of that to suggest that any view CONTRARY to theirs is "controversial".. a farce.

Time has come for action... talk to your Town Leaders...ask them to support Dam Safety, and understand that trees ARE the problem here.

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« Last Edit: April 25, 2019, 12:35:58 pm by Doug K »

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Burrowing animal removal on the canal embankments

Our unsafe Fairport canal dams have been removed from the initial clearing schedule as a result of protests from a group of residents that is trying to prevent them from being properly rehabilitated.  see - Erie Canal Embankment Rehabilitation Program (ERP).
https://ecna.createaforum.com/erie-canal-embankment-integrity-program-(eip)/

A very serious problem has been detected in our area, there are many animal burrows on the Canal Embankments in Perinton.

 Unfortunately, the halting of vegetation removal has exacerbated the problem of inspections simply because of the dense overgrowth. Many more burrows have yet to be uncovered.

Animal burrows on a dam are an engineers worst nightmare. And there is no such thing as a "tree-covered" earthen dam that is considered safe, anyone proposing anything different is simply ignoring public safety as well as all of the scientific data available.

Do we want to wait until an animal burrow becomes a leak, then a breach and finally a flood that ruins our lives?

This same group is now suggesting the Canal Corporation is using poisons to kill woodchucks and setting traps. They also imply other animals, and our pets, could be hurt.

There are some very strict NYDEC rules regarding trapping and dispatching burrowing animals like woodchucks and muskrats, and I am sure the NYPA is well aware of the procedures required.

For example - Relocating an Animal

It is illegal for you to move or relocate an animal from your property. You cannot live trap an animal and release it in a park, on State land or anywhere other than on the property where it was captured.

Relocating an animal can create problems for neighbors, can move diseases like rabies or Lyme, and can cause unnecessary stress to the animal. This task must be handled by a licensed professional.
If you need a wild animal removed from your property, contact a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator (NWCO)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/81531.html

The Canal Corporation has told me that they will shortly be issuing a statement regarding the problems with animal burrows and their approach, so I am suggesting that residents ignore the rhetoric from this group and just wait for the CC announcement.

As soon as I know anything, I will post it here.

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Re: Posted to Fairport Nextdoor
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 09:56:07 am »
Well the ECNA has posted warnings to Fairport's Nextdoor App .. and the PUBLIC in Fairport has answered. Seems not everyone in Fairport is "crazy" enough top fall for the lies & mis-information that has permeated the STCC group's birthplace.



And yes there is MORE folks... just read.



It is also come to the attention that there is "Trouble in Paradise" for the small group of members who still listen to the STCC Leadership's Rhetoric of "Bad Canal Corp... Good STCC". Seems like a bit of infighting going on within the ranks of the Stop the Canal Clearcut Cult




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Nope!  I'm not a fan of Nextdoor, even though I regrettably encouraged 120 people to join it locally, and I'm a lead (for now -resigning some when soon). It's an organisation only interested in advertising revenue, finding lost kittens and promoting Tupperware parties. The truth? Adult discussion of important topics like safety?  Nah!  They're not interested, that might upset advertisers.

But every now and again, through all the murk comes a gem, and today I spotted this article by  a neighbor - Bill Rietz of Crescent Hill

Protecting Those Who Protect Us.

I am putting this out, like I have on other Social Media Platforms not for discussion or debate. Something like this may have gone out before, if it did I have not seen it. If you don't like it or agree with it move-on, I am not interested.

Attention: Police, Sheriff, Trooper, EMS, Firefighter, Nurse any and all people working in First Responder fields. You are NOT alone, you are NOT hated. You ARE SUPPORTED, you are LOVED and you are PRAYED for.

If you need a glass of water stop by...
If you need a meal, stop here. Kitchen is always open...
If you need a restroom break, stop here...
If your pen runs out of ink, stop by ... got a box full...

If you are afraid to pick-up take out for your lunch fearing it will be contaminated.. call me I will order and pick-up for you.
If you don't want to grab a coffee, thinking someone would foul it, call me I'll come order it and give it to you...

Need to use a restroom in a business, call me I'll come watch your cruiser...

Now, here is the important part..! I am a Vet. A USMC Combat Vet.

Need a safe place to decompress? Come by, I am here...
Need a place to remove the Vest, even for a moment? Just to sit... in the quiet? Stop by, always welcome...
Need to talk? Call me, anytime day or night...
Are the Demons getting louder? Come, we will fight them together...
Need to smash something, need to break something? Call me, I got a spot...
Need to holler' at the Moon? Yup, still here...   

I do not have all the answers, never claimed to. Many of the Horrors you see are like the ones I saw... And can never un-see..! YOU ARE NOT ALONE..!!

People need you, We need you, I need you.

I am here, right here ...
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This article was written by one of our members. I thought it deserved a spotlight! 

Nextdoor, all over the Rochester area, has been sending more reminders, more often, about what courteous behavior is, and that Nextdoor (ND) isn't about bitching & whining. Be nice in this neighborhood, or else you will pay!

It should be obvious to evertone that Nextdoor is being run by Aliens, in disguise. There is NO place on this entire Earth that the idea of neighbors getting along has ever worked. Not in small mobile home parks, or in large countries that border each other. Even people in old folks home can't get along. Put it all online, and the problem only becomes worse.

That is an alien concept and one that can't be from humans as we know it. The concept had almost no examples within mankind, and in the age of social media it's all gotten worse. No need to look further than Facebook & Twitter to see how social media has failed to be "socially responsible", and Nextdoor is only more gas on an already raging fire.

Only people "not from this Earth" would think up this idea of Nextdoor and some kind of Utopian Online Community, it can't possibly work here on Earth.

Mankind has been at war with itself forever, how dare Nextdoor Aliens think they can come to our planet and herd us around like cattle & sheep... designating who mixes with who and where. Fairport can't talk to Brockport, and many share common problems with a canal running through their backyards.

I see that your Nextdoor Fairport moderator Brandon, and another ND "sheriff", thanked you for your frank portrait of truth to the others. Maybe share this email with them for a laugh, or perhaps they can verify that "alien element" in our midst. And tell them this:

If there is a continuous need to remind people or customers to follow the rules, most companies will realize it's not an issue with who using the product, it's an ISSUE with the rules that the company thinks are needed for their product to work. Change the rules, or change the product, because you can't change the customers idea of how THEY want to use this product called Nextdoor.

Nextdoor will fail, as it doesn't represent what the customer really needs... and the management there most likely isn't smart enough to see it, despite the fact they are aliens. Good Social Debate on Matters of Public Importance, that's what Nextdoor should become. Aliens, Yep. Who else would push this fantasy? What's next? Nextdoor website will play Kumbaya when you open it?

Keep fighting the Good Fight,
A. Nonymous





Now for my view of Nextdoor;

I've come to the conclusion that the idea of the Nextdoor "neighborhood" is pretty much useless.

It reminds me of the corrupt way in which the Fairport School district ran the last election, where we were asked to vote on a $65 million school upgrade. They didn't advertise it much, so out of 40,000 eligible voters, only 3000 people voted, 2000 for, 1000 against. The school superintendent then proclaimed  the proposition had passed by a 68% majority, conveniently forgetting that most people had never even heard of the project. The truth is that the ACTUAL percentage stated should have been 2000/40,000 or 5% of the population of Perinton actually voted.

Nextdoor runs it's moderation program in a similar fashion, allowing two or three leads to totally control whether or not a post violates their 'rules'.  Unfortunately, this leads to people with narrow minds, or biased views, to totally control the conversations.  In our case, one or two leads who were members of the STCC, successfully blocked us at every opportunity.

What is really surprising is that ND Head Office don't get the importance of the dangers of unsafe dams in their neighborhoods, the REAL ones located below all these unsafe dams. And they also don't realize that just a few people have ganged up and are railing against the Erie Canal Neighbors Association, which is only working to advance public understanding of issues that matter. 

It doesn't really matter in the end, because the NY Power Authority plan to correct Canal Safety Issues looks as if it is completely on track, and those living under these dams will eventually be able to feel completely safe.


« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 10:51:28 am by Doug K »

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The ECNA never fails to amuse, as well as educate.

Thank you for the laugh Mike, who is A. Nonymous? Give a hint, M or F?

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I've come to the conclusion that Nextdoor is the CAUSE of much of the disruption in Fairport. Having access to the 'behind the scenes' work of the volunteer moderators, I see now all the chicken **** trivial nonsense that goes on, as Nextdoor tries to keep the peace between neighbors. Unfortunately, they are failing badly, because often the moderators themselves are biased, puritanical, left of right winged.

Here is an example of one post slighted for removal, because it's allegedly 'commercial', yet the rules say a business can post twice a month for free.


So here are the 'rules'.


To provide some information on business postings:

Brick & mortar stores like restaurants or dry cleaners, or casual service providers, aka Neighbors for hire, like babysitters or dog walkers can advertise by purchasing Local Deals or posting up to twice a month for free.
 
Professional home service providers like real estate agents, home renovation experts, home insurance pros, home mortgage experts, rental property experts, vacation rental experts, and rental property experts can advertise by purchasing a Neighborhood Sponsorship, purchasing Local Deals or posting up to twice a month for free.

These posting are not allowed in the general news feed with personal accounts, as nextdoor has provided proper venues in order to advertise with business posts, and neighbors for hire. Again, these posts cannot be posted in the general news feed with personal accounts.


Best,
Joshua
???????Nextdoor


Most people have no idea about this, so their post gets deleted.    Neighbor for Hire ?   Try finding out where THAT page is.  So why do so many moderators (Leads) simply vote to remove a post if it is mentioning a business when all they need to do is move it to this page? Because no one can find the page. Especially when the rules say you can have two mentions a month for free. Who is keeping tally of that? 

It's a mess, this organisation says it's promoting 'neighborliness, but what it is actually doing is causing  strife by the poor moderation and policies designed primarily to protect its revenue source - advertising.

It's not about how Nextdoor helps Fairport, it's about how much money Nextdoor can help themselves to with advertising in Fairport, don't forget that.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 04:44:44 am »
I have just realised what is going on here.

Jesse Edmund has recently volunteered as a lead, so there is one extra count on he and his wife (Kristen Edmund) point of view, which is very narrow minded from what I can see.

Surely ND can see the unfairness of this Edmund arrangement?  You will notice that Kristen Edmund's votes are usually to 'remove' votes, and is often ruining someone's small business. My understanding is that small business owners can blow their trumpet once a month at no cost, but please correct me if I am wrong. 

In this current climate, it would do Nextdoor good to encourage small business, even extending free advertising. Some people are desperately trying to supplement their income, and should be encouraged, and they don't need this Edmund heavy handedness.

There should only be ONE LEAD in a household.

Here's a blatant advertising post.


Why would Kristen Edmund, her husband Jesse (both ND leads) and Sam Carini & his wife put likes against this post?



Kristen Edmund  almost always votes to remove commercially biased ads?

It's all very strange as they are blatantly advertising Carini's business.

Carini & Edmund were in collaboration on getting me banned for a month, for mentioning the embankment dam problems (NYPA) on Nextdoor.

The post was removed! My protest to ND was heard.


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I think this last statement sums it up quite nicely...

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