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Michael Caswell

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Nextdoor.com Lead is a member of STCC
« on: April 24, 2019, 08:10:57 am »
SW Fairport Nextdoor Lead is a member of the Stop The Clear Cut Group.
Nikki Weston (Nicole French Weston) is registered on their Facebook page

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Ms Weston has been deleting my posts regarding the progress of and activities of The NYPA Canal Corp and the Vegetation program involving the dangerous earthen embankment dams. Recently there has been a tremendous amount of work going on west of here, and the information I posted has been welcomed by many.
She cited ‘over posting’ and complaints from neighbors, but these complaints were orchestrated by Elizabeth Agte, founder of Stop The Clear Cut, as can be seen by the statement made recently regarding my recent post.
Agte said, “I have reported him to the site admin. I would strongly suggest that any member of this group who has stood tall and proud for the civilized dialog we have had on this page also report him for this post....

No one contacted me, to discuss the posts, or to notify me they had been removed.
Weston is an STCC member, and a new Nextdoor Lead. It appears she was introduced to Nextdoor by J Meuwissen who is a very vocal spokesperson for the STCC.

Ms Weston should have recused herself from any involvement in my posts, knowing the opposing opinion that exists between the ECNA & the STCC.

She’s made bad decisions here, and I believe she’s not fit to be a Nextdoor Lead, and have informed the head office of this.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 09:51:14 am by Michael Caswell »

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Doug K

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Re: Nextdoor.com Lead is a member of STCC
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 08:28:41 am »
Yet another example of how deeply conflicted the membership of the Stop the Canal Clearcut appears to be.

Read more about this here.

https://ecna.createaforum.com/perinton-canal-embankment-discussion/new-info-has-the-nextdoor-app-community-in-fairport-perinton-been-compromised/

Michael Caswell

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Re: Nextdoor.com Lead is a member of STCC
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 07:40:49 am »
I recently received this in the mail from Nikki Weston

From: Nikki via Nextdoor <reply@rs.email.nextdoor.com>
Subject: Private message: Complaint
Date: April 24, 2019 at 10:12:40 PM EDT
To: mjcaswell@me.com
Reply-To: reply+GQ3DSNZZGI4V64DSN5SHKY3UNFXW4X2QJVPTCMBYGE2DQNZXGI4V6NBUHA4DKMJVL4======@reply.nextdoor.com

Conversation between you and Nikki Weston, Southwest Fairport
   
Nikki Weston, Southwest Fairport LEAD
Michael, I read your blog, and would like to correct inaccuracies, either intentional or speculative, which you have claimed. I joined ND in 2015. Due to being one of the original members in this neighborhood, I was designated as a lead moderator. I was not introduced to ND by Jamie Meuwissen, as you have stated. Although I am a friend of Jamie’s, neither she nor anybody else has attempted to influence my decisions.
I joined STCC after hearing about this issue on the news. Although I am not in favor of the clear cut, I respect everyone’s right to voice their opinions, as I previously told you. I deleted 2 of your posts after receiving complaints from neighbors. After reviewing the content of these particular posts, and the nature of the complaints, I agreed they were in violation of the terms of use of the ND site. That is the only reason they were removed. If the people that complained about your posts are also members of STCC, it’s without my knowledge. I am not trying to silence your views. You have posted, reposted and replied to your own posts dozens of times over the past year. If I had been trying to suppress your views, I would have deleted your posts when they began.
By the way, as one of your supporters has implied, Katherine Weston is neither a relative of mine, nor do I know her.
I will not be resigning as a lead moderator, and this is the last time I will be responding to you regarding this issue.
Nikki


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Nikki Weston.

Does it really matter who introduced you to nextdoor? I did see somewhere on your profile an introductory note about Meuwissen. She, and you, are both STCC members, which is the issue.
You are trying to tell me that there is no influence by Meuwissen and the STCC. Well, I think you’re a liar.  It’s obvious, because by her own admission on the STCC Facebook page, Elizabeth Agte was feeding you with ‘complaints’ from her little coven of members, and you acted on those.

We can simply prove that by requesting the names of those complaining. I’ll bet every one of them will be a member of the STCC,

Because of your affiliation with the STCC, you should have recused yourself from becoming involved, and passed the perceived problem to someone else. Brian Cordoba would have handled that differently, but that would not have suited your STCC pal’s agenda.

No where have you explicitly described the nature of the complaints or how they were ‘violated’.

You removed an article that was about safety and it called out our local government officials who were not complying with the law.

I will be posting from time to time on nextdoor. If you interfere with this again, I will report you to nextdoor HQ, and publish this on the ECNA forum.  I believe you have already been reprimanded.

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 10:20:29 am »
I encouraged 120 Fairport residents to join this Nextdoor setup, and just lately, I'm beginning to regret ever doing that.

We ( the ECNA) have discovered some disturbing facts regarding the running of Fairport. These came to light after seeing the new School Budget being pushed through. $65,000,000 for things like plastic grass on the playing fields, is a tough pill for me  to swallow, especially as my property/school taxes are over $14,000 a year, and rising at the rate of $600+ a year.

It came to light that Fairport is by far the biggest spender of all the villages along the canal, even outdoing Pittsford.  Because there are so many layers of government here, we are paying for some things twice, once in the village and then again in the town of Perinton.
Then we discovered that there is actually NYS legislation encouraging villages to dissolve, to reduce the taxes and streamline all the services.  Reduction of taxes is estimated to be about 40%, a very welcome relief methinks.

So, where does NEXTDOOR fit into all this?

I have been told that they do not want anything 'political' or 'controversial' on their site, and I felt this problem would fit into that category, so I placed a link to the ECNA site, asking people to take their views there.

I was rather surprised to find out that this had been taken down. Was it because I was a little flippant, mentioning NEXTDOOR was better served with topics like lost kittens, or snow plowing services? (I might have mentioned Tupperware parties too).

I contacted the leads, and got a response from Brian saying that I had posted  a link to our site and that was, apparently, against NEXTDOOR's rules. That is a new twist, for sure.  I contacted the other lead, Ms Weston, and guess what - zip!  Guilty Nikki! She's done it again, blocking my posts, this time for a freshly made up rule.

In my experience, NEXTDOOR has a bunch of amateurs running the show. They are only interested in their advertising revenue. They have no regard for public safety or on anything subject that is worth intelligent adult discussion. Their moderators can't control a conversation, mainly because they have so many of them at their head office, you'll get flipped from one to another, over the same topic, almost as if they take it in turns to answer the incoming mail. Unfortunately, they don't even read the thread to fully understand the problems. And, worse, they have a pile of scripted answers they fob you off with.

I won't be recommending anyone else to join NEXTDOOR. My 120 count will stay there. And if you were one of them, please accept my apologies for suggesting this to you, but I guess if you've lost a kitten, or you need some weeds pulling, NEXTDOOR is fine!



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Nextdoor is denying their own policies with ECNA Posts
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 01:21:52 pm »
Folks... the real issue is plain to see, prejudice by a few "STCC -Owned" Nextdoor moderators for Mike Caswell's posts, and anything related to the Erie Canal Neighbors Association. What they have stated as reason for pulling the posts has changed 3-4 times now. The last moderator said that because Mike had placed "links" to outside websites, the post was in violation of some rule, somewhere.

Sadly, once again, the Nextdoor staff was grasping at straws.

If Nextdoor didn't want external URL links placed into their members posts, why would they include instructions about how to do it on their help pages?



The ECNA is not going to be deterred. If you are using the Nextdoor App in the Fairport Area, and are concerned about Village Taxes, Erie Canal Safety or the Transformation of a 20th century canal to a 21st century Recreational Destination, come join in the the conversation here:

NEXTDOOR Fairport ECNA --> https://nextdoor.com/g/uam5zdbfc/

And the same goes for those of you in Brockport, who value the information that the ECNA brings to canal villages and towns. Get on Nextdoor and come join the ECNA in it's new Brockport "branch" Group.

NEXTDOOR Brockport ECNA --> https://nextdoor.com/g/3vllwqbcw/

Together we can help make the NYS canal system a safer, better public space than anyone can imagine. Support canal safety... join the discussion.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 01:23:30 pm by Doug K »