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albacore

(2,421 posts)
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:10 PM Dec 2023

Anybody use Nextdoor? It's for keeping up with local events and gossip..

Of course, it has been taken over by rightwingnutjobs. Climate deniers, anti-vaxxers, Biden haters, trump lovers.. They bend every community discussion into uncharted, weird territory.
Increased car prowls? Biden's fault. Gas prices falling? trump's policies worked in the long run.
Etc... ad nauseam.

Today, I posted trump's cheery Christmas message, with no comment, and cut comments off so there wouldn't be a back-and-forth, divisive bunch of posts.

Nextdoor deleted it because it was "disrespectful". No shit. I'm appealing, pointing out that I was not being disrespectful, that I posted the actual message, and that I also posted Biden's Christmas message....with no comments and cut off comments.

Those fuckers want to stifle anything that doesn't fit their narrative.

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Anybody use Nextdoor? It's for keeping up with local events and gossip.. (Original Post) albacore Dec 2023 OP
I had to delete it early in the pandemic when I discovered my neighbors were fascists. onecaliberal Dec 2023 #1
Tried for about a week. Don't recommend Attilatheblond Dec 2023 #2
I live in blue Maryland in a county with a Black Couty Exec. No need to go after Biden. There is PLENTY of . . . . Stinky The Clown Dec 2023 #4
In our neighborhood Jilly_in_VA Dec 2023 #3
ditto in Northern VA - but there are a few outlier neighbors nt spooky3 Dec 2023 #5
That's why I joined it. I found out that local news consists of RWNJ's complaining about crime, homelessness, the.... albacore Dec 2023 #8
It CAN be... but if a group, however small of nut-cases come on board, they KNOW your address hlthe2b Dec 2023 #12
Why would you give Trump more exposure? TwilightZone Dec 2023 #6
I find his tweet disrespectful as hell. and he had the nerve to add Merry Christmas at the end???? debm55 Dec 2023 #19
It's another data trap like Facebook Tom of Temecula Dec 2023 #7
NextDoor is locally moderated to a degree Sympthsical Dec 2023 #9
It seems like a magnet for spiteful "snitch" types and backward thinkers. David__77 Dec 2023 #10
Nextdoor uses flag-bots unweird Dec 2023 #11
I had a local nonpartisan, LWV candidate forum post removed as spam. LeftInTX Dec 2023 #18
It's a cesspool. I've got at least 200 on mute NewHendoLib Dec 2023 #13
A friend, who no longer lives here, is still on the local one, and keeps me niyad Dec 2023 #14
It would have been deleted here because it isn't local. LeftInTX Dec 2023 #15
When I joined Nextdoor, and found out what it was really like, w/ all of the complaining, moaning, etc. SWBTATTReg Dec 2023 #16
To Be Fair... ProfessorGAC Dec 2023 #17
My point is that I'm not the one being offensive. Add that the MAGAs would probably see trump's post and agree. nt albacore Dec 2023 #29
I Get You ProfessorGAC Dec 2023 #32
I got an invite and joined. I like the lastest neighborhood news but walkingman Dec 2023 #20
Yes. It is a right wing toilet. No matter the MOMFUDSKI Dec 2023 #21
Sadly that is because so many of our neighbors support right wing ideology. walkingman Dec 2023 #24
MSEdge browser features nextdoor on its front page, I never clicked because the comments are too much like the old AOL ShazamIam Dec 2023 #22
I only read it for laughs. greatauntoftriplets Dec 2023 #23
I'm on it. area51 Dec 2023 #25
My SIL finds it useful for garage sales and things, but she's good at cutting thru the clutter Hekate Dec 2023 #26
I use next door regularly. Once in awhile there will be post about politics FloridaBlues Dec 2023 #27
Mine is all racism and paranoia AZSkiffyGeek Dec 2023 #28
A paper cup on my lawn! I WANT ANSWERS. NameAlreadyTaken Dec 2023 #30
I'm on it so know what's going on in my area. It Raine Dec 2023 #31

Stinky The Clown

(67,925 posts)
4. I live in blue Maryland in a county with a Black Couty Exec. No need to go after Biden. There is PLENTY of . . . .
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:18 PM
Dec 2023

. . . . hate for our local Black Guy. EVERYTHING is his fault dontchaknow?

Jilly_in_VA

(10,175 posts)
3. In our neighborhood
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:16 PM
Dec 2023

it's pretty benign. Very useful for finding local businesses, meeting new neighbors, catching up on local news, and finding lost pets.

albacore

(2,421 posts)
8. That's why I joined it. I found out that local news consists of RWNJ's complaining about crime, homelessness, the....
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:23 PM
Dec 2023

...breakdown of civilization because of Biden and the Dems... excuse me..."Demoncrats".
And I live in a blue area in a blue state.
I believe the RWNJs have discovered that trolling works better than actual community involvement.
Problem is... the middle-of-the-road folks get fed a diet of nuttery by a tiny minority, and they come to believe it's majority.

hlthe2b

(102,987 posts)
12. It CAN be... but if a group, however small of nut-cases come on board, they KNOW your address
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:25 PM
Dec 2023

at least in general... I was going to sign up just to sell some things locally, but that has given me pause.

TwilightZone

(25,684 posts)
6. Why would you give Trump more exposure?
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:20 PM
Dec 2023

As for disrespectful, it seems likely that they found his tweet disrespectful and not the fact that you posted it. It is, quite clearly, disrespectful.

To be honest, if I were them, I would have thought you might be promoting it since you didn't provide any commentary and you cut off comments. I think you might be looking at this from the wrong perspective, though I could be wrong.

I'm also not sure how or why it belongs on NextDoor in the first place. It's not exactly neighborhood fodder. Some hosts also delete most political content, unless it's about local candidates. If they left Biden's up, that's probably not the case here.

debm55

(26,183 posts)
19. I find his tweet disrespectful as hell. and he had the nerve to add Merry Christmas at the end????
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:33 PM
Dec 2023

Tom of Temecula

(1,526 posts)
7. It's another data trap like Facebook
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:21 PM
Dec 2023

Nextdoor is just looking to harvest and package your information and data, then sell it to the highest bidder. If you must go there use a pseudonym and other fakery so at least whatever they steal is bogus.

BTW: Next-door is HQ'd at 420 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102. Chances are they are not next door to you.

Sympthsical

(9,238 posts)
9. NextDoor is locally moderated to a degree
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:23 PM
Dec 2023

Source: I was asked to be a group moderator. Noped right on out of that situation.

The moderation's going to depend on the community. I know in my own, they don't allow any overt political messages/texts. Probably because my neighbors would be at each other's throats.

Instead they're a relatively happy crew of paranoiac lunatics from affluent suburbia. It's much better.

Our motto: EVERYTHING IS SUSPICIOUS!!!

David__77

(23,792 posts)
10. It seems like a magnet for spiteful "snitch" types and backward thinkers.
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:24 PM
Dec 2023

That said, I think it’s important to occupy the public square, wherever that is.

unweird

(2,631 posts)
11. Nextdoor uses flag-bots
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:25 PM
Dec 2023

As a moderator I am noticing most of the reports on Nextdoor of late have been self-generated by Nextdoor. And the text of the jackass text would be enough to generate such I imagine. If I were to have to sit judgement as to its disrespectful violation I would vote to remove.

LeftInTX

(26,270 posts)
18. I had a local nonpartisan, LWV candidate forum post removed as spam.
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:30 PM
Dec 2023

Go figure.

I think it's me.
Other posts stay up.

NewHendoLib

(60,071 posts)
13. It's a cesspool. I've got at least 200 on mute
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:26 PM
Dec 2023

As soon as the TFG stuff or anti dem stuff shows, I mute the person.

Most of my feed is lost pets and dog poop on lawns.

I call the site Next Grievance. Lots of trashing of local restaurants the slightest thing is off.

niyad

(114,979 posts)
14. A friend, who no longer lives here, is still on the local one, and keeps me
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:27 PM
Dec 2023

apprised of interesting happenings. I refuse to sign up for it.

LeftInTX

(26,270 posts)
15. It would have been deleted here because it isn't local.
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:27 PM
Dec 2023

Generally, it starts with gas prices (local) and then the Biden comments show up.

Posts about crime are very common and they always involve comments about the "soft on crime" mayor and DA etc. They don't get deleted.

There are lots of "my house is armed" posts. One group planned an armed posse to rescue a pit bull in an apartment. Crazy people.

I haven't been on for a few months.

SWBTATTReg

(22,550 posts)
16. When I joined Nextdoor, and found out what it was really like, w/ all of the complaining, moaning, etc.
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:29 PM
Dec 2023

I dropped / canceled out almost the very next day. You do not want to belong to this thing. No monitoring either, like we have on DU.

albacore

(2,421 posts)
29. My point is that I'm not the one being offensive. Add that the MAGAs would probably see trump's post and agree. nt
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 10:58 PM
Dec 2023

ProfessorGAC

(66,119 posts)
32. I Get You
Wed Dec 27, 2023, 08:24 AM
Dec 2023

But, to either mods or a bot, the text of his tweet could be offensive to many.
If you posted it without comment, the offensive aspect is the post itself. Nothing on you.
That said, I'm not sure why you would forward the continued ravings of a crazy man, without comment, in the first place.

walkingman

(7,881 posts)
20. I got an invite and joined. I like the lastest neighborhood news but
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:47 PM
Dec 2023

disappointed in so many hateful things I see people posting. That and the seemingly endless dog and cat posts?

I just don't get it, I guess. ☮

MOMFUDSKI

(6,282 posts)
21. Yes. It is a right wing toilet. No matter the
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:49 PM
Dec 2023

topic it turns to pro-MAGA bullshit. I only read it when it looks informative and then jump off.

ShazamIam

(2,597 posts)
22. MSEdge browser features nextdoor on its front page, I never clicked because the comments are too much like the old AOL
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 02:54 PM
Dec 2023

Not much of general interest and most posts are of the lowest level conservative talking point repeats. But then there is nothing new in conservative politics, always leaning on divisive discourse for an audience.

greatauntoftriplets

(175,865 posts)
23. I only read it for laughs.
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 03:52 PM
Dec 2023

There's one guy who is a Trumper and keeps getting suspended for posting race-baiting crap.

area51

(11,977 posts)
25. I'm on it.
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 08:45 PM
Dec 2023

Have been lucky that I haven't seen that much rightwing crap. Did notice that someone recently posted that there's a lot of negativity on the site.

Hekate

(91,655 posts)
26. My SIL finds it useful for garage sales and things, but she's good at cutting thru the clutter
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 08:52 PM
Dec 2023

She has found me 2 pieces of oak furniture I wanted, one of which was a cabinet for my jillions of CDs.

I personally can’t stand the quantity of messages, so I left my membership in place but told them to send me a weekly summary, and I delete the summary. I figure if anything important comes up, my SIL will let me know and I can log on.

FloridaBlues

(4,049 posts)
27. I use next door regularly. Once in awhile there will be post about politics
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 09:25 PM
Dec 2023

But mostly use it for local issues or help finding a service for house, restaurants just general stuff in the area. I have found very useful recommendations from next door app.

AZSkiffyGeek

(11,365 posts)
28. Mine is all racism and paranoia
Tue Dec 26, 2023, 09:50 PM
Dec 2023

You’d think my suburban neighborhood was the inner city from all the posts about crime, homeless, foreigners and “dopers”.
I amused myself during the height of Covid by reporting the rabid anti-vaxx posters as “unneighborly”.

Raine

(30,565 posts)
31. I'm on it so know what's going on in my area. It
Wed Dec 27, 2023, 02:54 AM
Dec 2023

can be informative though often it seems to be arguing about dog poop, parking and crap like that. I've never posted on it, I just read it.

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