Author Topic: Nextdoor Online Neighborhoods - Something is lacking here!  (Read 47 times)

Michael Caswell

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Nextdoor Online Neighborhoods - Something is lacking here!
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:03:56 am »

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.


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

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