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Nextdoor.com

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by HotRodSteve, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Poster Extraordinaire

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    Is this a scam? I got a flyer in the mail today urging me to go to nextdoor.com/join and enter a code. Seems like a scam. What do you fellow guitar players think?
     
  2. _MementoMori_

    _MementoMori_ Tele-Holic

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    It's legitimate. I don't use it, but it's legitimate. It's an app that lets you communicate with the other people in your zip code/neighborhood/subdivision/city/whatever. It even has a marketplace for buying and selling.
     
  3. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    It's not a scam, but it tends to be people complaining about petty things.
     
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  4. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Isn’t that what a “neighbourhood” is? (Why I don’t like neighbours, and why the feeling is mutual.)

    Edit: I don’t know about nextdoor.com, but Mrs. German joined a neighbourhood email group one time. She was horrified at how much crime and horrible stuff was going on in our neighbourhood. In reality, we were never victims of crime, and none of the people we knew in the neighbourhood were victims of crime. There’s no problem like a problem amplified by gossip.
     
  5. sax4blues

    sax4blues Friend of Leo's

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    For 20 years I thought I lived in a great neighborhood. Then I got on NextDoor and found out what a S*hole I live in. After about a week I quit and everything was very nice again.
    YMMV
     
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  6. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Duplicate - time sink & the folks aren't as nice as here. Also, they don't know jack about guitars.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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  7. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Karen runs nextdoor
     
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  8. edvard

    edvard Tele-Afflicted

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    Buncha neighborhood gossips sharing inappropriate details of their otherwise boring lives trying to "connect with the community" but nobody can be bothered to actually go outside and actually talk to their neighbors, and even then none would dare spout as much idiocy face-to-face as they do online. My wife and I signed up for nextdoor.com one time and were regaled with tales of the family hopefuls down the street trying IVF, reports of the neighborhood "crazy lady" whereabouts, and complaints about somebody's dog crapping in their yard.

     
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  9. fattybrisket

    fattybrisket Tele-Meister

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    I will grant there is no shortage of pet peeve rants that occasionally get out of hand on this site/app but when fires caused local evacuations, it reminded me what it can be like to be part of a community. It helped us find a temporary home, saved 3 of our chickens, helped us get other people and things safely out of harm's way, thwarted some thieving opportunists and allowed us to support neighbors who are rebuilding in the aftermath.

    I do check in regularly now and I am more tolerant of the occasional rants. Sorry if this sounds like an ad. This is really more an endorsement of neighbors and being a good one. The Nextdoor tool is serviceable. The actual neighborhood is priceless.
     
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  10. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    I think we used it for a while. Its legit. Lots of lost pets, stolen bikes and people warning about specific garbage bears in the area or crack heads rifling through cars at night. Mostly harmless and not the worst app to bury your head in, since the other people who use it are literally your neighbors. Real neighbors.

    My favorite posting was a picture of a fat dog and a plea for the neighborhood not to give it any treats for a while. Cause it's fat.
     
  11. Guitardvark

    Guitardvark Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

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    nothing but trouble and petty crap as was said. deleted my acct bec I dont care to know every time someone elses dog poops in Karens front yard.
     
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  12. getbent

    getbent Telefied Silver Supporter

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    The neighbor behind us is a pediatrician and a sweetheart, she is like the good part of nextdoor (especially right now) she helped people who got regular colds and needed small doctoring and is kind. When some a hole stole her bikes (she is dutch and married to a russian who is very loud) we all hunted for the bikes, found one and we replaced the other two because she is a sweetheart.

    We are like a clump of about 5 little tiny communities and really quickly people self identify as: Karen, know it all guy, wild animal expert, people who hate people who ever burn, people who want free help, people who want to know who is good in the trades and then they argue with the other people, and people who just read it. I read it sometimes and laugh.

    A couple of neighbors I like are on there a lot... one guy I now know is completely crazy (his ideas and beliefs are NUTTY) but, I dig him and he is a pretty good musician. We don't have any real crime here, but lots of 'suspicious vehicles'...
     
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  13. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

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    I joined a postcode FB page and soon signed out when I became aware how neurotic the folks in this area are. Avoid.
     
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    koen Friend of Leo's

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    Sounds like TDPRI :cool:
     
  15. Deathray

    Deathray Tele-Afflicted

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    Ok, that seals the deal. I’m in! :p
     
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  16. 50ShadesofOrange

    50ShadesofOrange Tele-Meister

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    My wife is on there. She relays the interesting stuff. Sometimes it’s entertaining. This was from yesterday.

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  17. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Friend of Leo's

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    it does require you to share your real name and address publicly with others across the internet. Not sure that rises to the level of “scam”, but I’m not interested in doing that.

    Anyway, it’s basically just the local magpie page, and you can get the same info/gossip/politics/drama on the local page of Facebook, Discord, Reddit, etc. and still remain anonymous.
     
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  18. SacDAve

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    I tried it a lot of
    A kid walked down the street looked at my car funny
    Someone put a package at my front door what should I do?
    Can someone mow my lawn?
    I need a ride ? Saw that way to much.
    My take on it to many busybodies and I need this & that. I don't think I made two weeks on nextdoor
     
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  19. Togman

    Togman Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    We also have this in the UK. I did sign up for it, but to be honest I usually delete each update after a cursory glance through. However, my son got a gig via this mean a couple of years ago. Somebody had been let down at short notice by an entertainer for a private BBQ event and was asking for help/recommendations. My son got the gig and was well rewarded for stepping in at the last minute.
     
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  20. zimbo

    zimbo Friend of Leo's

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    I use it. Pretty useful for finding people to do jobs locally. Lots of noise complaints of cars revving at night in the summer. Unfortunately no prostitutes in my area.
     
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