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I had no idea about this app. So far I am loving it! There are so many advantages for the neighborhood working together like this. I just want to say as a fellow cat lover, it breaks my heart to hear and see people still let their cats outdoors. So many are lost and tragically killed this way. Please, consider keeping your family members indoors so they can live long and healthy lives with you. They don't need to go outside to be happy. Just place their cat tree by a window or sliding glass door so they can enjoy watching the birds. They will be safer this way. There are sick people who do bad things to pets. If you are having a hard time keeping your kitty indoors have them spayed or neutered and that will deter them from wanting to roam. Altered Tails and The Humane Society even have free assistance for families that need it during this time, including vaccines. Just keep trying them every month until they get funding. For your dogs too! Your babies are worth it. It doesn't take long to train them to stay indoors, even the best escape artists. 😊 Great job to the person or people who put this together. Thank you for sending me the invite Alicia E. 😁
Hi. I received an email from Rebecca with no last name saying that there are members that have an issue with my screen name on Nextdoor. Why? If you view my history I have not caused any issues. I have attempted to sell things and I have given things away with no issue. I have been in the area for some time now and a member of Nextdoor for a little more than one year I believe and never has there been an issue with my name before today. My “neighbors” will never “know” me. I’m not out in the community and I keep to myself. My last name is real and just as Rebecca chose not to provide her last name to the email sent to me I should have the right not to provide my first name. How I choose to identify myself isn’t relevant to my behavior on the Nextdoor site. I could be Lisa Standsfield, but you would never know otherwise and i take major offense in you suspending my account as a result. How do I know that Rebecca is really a member? Or is in charge of Nextdoor compliance. Or is who she says she is? Here’s the other thing my name isn’t common first or last. I vote and pay taxes, but I can’t omit my first name on your system? A system I don’t even use that often? Really? Keep your account access. Knowledge of me on the Nextdoor app doesn’t in anyway affect my standing or lack there of in the community. You are wrong on so many levels.
I love the concept of Next Door, and, it makes it possible to communicate with neighbors, without face-to-face contacts, of which I am very reclusive. However, the design, while usable, in most respects, could be greatly enhanced by inclusion of accessibility considerations in the overall design and coding. It is much more difficult to use, than it needs to be, for those of us who do not have the luxury of sight! It is a bit ironic, because, the goal of the project seems to be inclusion, and bringing people together, but excluding people who use alternatives to vision for accessing information, seems to not even occur to the developers. I have offered to help, in this regard, but those offers have mostly gone unheeded, which is disappointing, and indicates indifference, rather than unawareness. People who cannot see are equal members of the community, and want to be productive, contributing neighbors. Please don’t deprive anyone from the opportunity to fully participate, by knowingly, excluding them. Eye candy does not have to be compromised in order to make an app or website more usable for those who do not benefit from it. Function is always more important than form, in development and implementation of any program.
I’ve been a Nextdoor user for several years. I’ve found it to be an excellent place to post things I have for sale (as long as they’re not vegetables from my garden, eggs from my chickens, quilts I’ve made, etc.). My neighbors have also kept me informed about various criminal activities in the area, events that might disrupt my commute, contractors both good and questionable, and opening dates for new businesses. On the other hand, discussions about serious and meaningful topics are often flagged for removal, even if the discussion is lively and respectful. Nextdoor policies also prohibit neighbors posting services they offer (babysitting, dog walking, house-sitting, etc.) unless the person creates a business page (a bureaucratic tangle few individuals are willing to navigate). Finally, it’s entirely too easy to flag someone’s post without first contacting them to explain the problem. So, if all you’re looking for is an online forum to learn about which roofers are dependable or get rid of that old furniture cluttering up your garage, you’ll be happy with Nextdoor. If you’re thinking you’ll have a place to discuss the positions of your local elected representative or the merits of proposed legislation, or let everyone nearby know about your side business, you’ll likely be disappointed.
I’ve had this app for over a year. While the app is useful for certain things going on in your personal community, you find there can also be a negativity by those close to you. In the year that i had the app I post only one single communication which was to find shelters near me that I could donate clothing to rather than dropping them to a Goodwill or other for profit organizations. The intent was to donate items to people in need in my community rather than give them to mass organizations that in turn use those items for profit. In less than 24 hours of me posting my single post, my entire account was suspended because I chose not to disclose my last name. I believe that info was not relevant to my intent to benefit my community however, someone within my community complained that my last name was not posted & Nexdoor chose to delete my account based of that complaint. I’ve read multiple posts over the past year about petty things such as how to get rid of the homeless or how annoying cyclist are but I find myself suspended for not providing my personal information which was only noticed from a post meant to help my community. This app supports those that only have negative complaints about the communities it serves but does not support those actively trying to help those in need within those communities.
Nextdoor is the free, private social network for your neighborhood. It is the best way for you and your neighbors to hear what’s happening in your local community.
Whether you’re looking to get to know the people on your street,
hire a local babysitter, find garage sale deals, or sell your unwanted household items, Nextdoor makes it easy to talk with neighbors about what matters most to you.
People are using Nextdoor in over 180,000 neighborhoods around the world to:
• Track down a trustworthy babysitter
• Quickly get the word out about crime and safety
• Get a recommendation for a great deal on house painters
• Hire a pro to help walk your dog
• Share information during a natural disaster
• Sell an outgrown bicycle
• Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name
What neighbors are saying:
“Before Nextdoor, I didn’t know there were several qualified babysitters living nearby and looking for work. It was easy to feel comfortable hiring my neighbor’s daughter to watch my son after school.” - Patrick, Mission East
“This year for Spring Cleaning, we wanted to sell old appliances, tools, clothing, and electronics on Nextdoor’s For Sale & Free section. In no time, our neighbors stopped by to make a deal and take things off our hands. It was easier than anything else, and it feels good knowing our household items have found a new home in the neighborhood.” - Dan, Hayes Valley
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Nextdoor doesn't run GPS in the background unless you give us permission by turning on optional features that require it.