The Nextdoor Website Is Not Safe, Useful, nor Pleasant. A Negative Review.

Latest update: October 24, 2021
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A regretfully negative review of the Nextdoor website for years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. 2021. Unfortunately, the plethora of inquires from people on the search engines wanting to know how to close, delete, cancel their Nextdoor accounts pretty much substantiates the conclusions drawn by this review; not to mention all the BBB complaints. I've also noticed there are search engine queries for:
  • Is Nextdoor Toxic?
  • Nextdoor Horror Stories.

"Frankly, I've never seen so many hate-filled trolls
and worse in one place at one time."

I discovered a social network website known as Nextdoor. Despite the above quote, every neighborhood Nextdoor forum could be different, so your results or experiences there could vary. There's just no way of knowing in advance.

Posts to the site are made by you and your neighbors in the surrounding areas, sometimes even the police and fire departments will contribute generalized information. The Nextdoor website is supposed to help people know what is going on in their neighborhood, but fails miserably in that regard. Unfortunately there is also the possibility of immediately being subjected to unwanted contact and worse.

Nextdoor has all sorts of customization settings available. You can control which nearby neighborhood posts you see. You can control which neighborhood posts you receive email notifications about; settings range from all, some, or none.

The Nextdoor forums are supposed to be a good social network experience. However, attempting to participate can often result in very bad experiences. It is unfortunate this review has been forced to become a negative description of the Nextdoor website and to conclude the site is outright unsafe.

The Nextdoor Forums Have One Very Bad Flaw

Bullies, trolls, and worse are not monitored nor restrained in the Nextdoor forums. They are free to launch personal attacks, make false accusations, and even try to do you real harm in the real world. Remember, these are your neighbors and real names and addresses are used. In most cases, they just want to humiliate and inflict as much emotional pain as possible for sport. However, the potential for real world spillover is also a major concern.

It all depends on what forum you happen to be forced to visit or use.

If you happen to live in a neighborhood where bad people haven't yet taken over the Nextdoor forum, things could be ok.

But if you discover it's one of the forums where there are groups of people who automatically want to hurt strangers in any and every way they possibly can just for the fun of it, it is best to depart before there are real world ramifications.


(The gun in the Clint meme is misleading. Extreme emotional pain, false accusations affecting real world situations, vandalism, or legal consequences are the actual, main dangers.)

If you choose to go near there, here's hoping your neighborhood and corollary Nextdoor forums are one of the normal ones. Take care.

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Years 2017, 2018, 2019 updates (6 entries). Year 2020 and 2021 updates.


Item #1 In the event you are subjected to personal attacks and you attempt to defend yourself, you will be the one Nextdoor will ban. Nextdoor lets the lowest common denominator rule, reason being there are so many of them and Nextdoor really doesn't have much of a business choice in the matter. The banning might also be for your own protection, objective being to prevent escalation to the level of real world consequences. There are indeed people inhabiting some of the Nextdoor forums who will do or try to do you real world harm.

Item #2 Based on what I have personally witnessed and what the search engine results say, I wouldn't go there. Nothing of value is ever posted there anyway. And the possibility of negative consequences are just too great.

Item #3 Long story short, better to type your city or neighborhood name into Facebook search. You will invariably find a group dedicated to talking about your neighborhood. There will be regular posts about what crimes have just occurred, both positive and negative comments about experiences at local businesses, what the police and fire departments are currently dealing with, reports of what's going on at specific locations, what's happening at city hall and other government offices, locations to avoid, locations to visit, lots of videos and pictures, and all sorts of other useful information. If you happen to not find a Facebook group for your town, start one and be the admin!

Item #4 I found very little of what I described in item #3 at the Nextdoor website. Sadly, the site is useless and can even be dangerous. The intentions of the site owner(s) were no doubt just to duplicate the Facebook groups and provide similar positive experiences. I respect them for trying. It is just plain bad luck the Nextdoor forums were taken over by undesirables.

June 2019 Update

The BBB (Better Business Bureau) now has 184 complaints against the Nextdoor "social" website. Yep, definitely best to stay away. I'm no avid fan of Facebook, but Facebook is definitely the better option.

October 2019 Update

I kind of feel sorry for the Nextdoor.com, good faith, website owners. Theirs was a good business idea, only to be destroyed by trolls and others who wish to hurt people. The BBB complaints are now at 235. A lot of time, money, and labor went into the creation and building of that site. I would imagine maintaining the site is no picnic either. Time will tell.

January and February 2020 Update

The BBB complaint count was 269 in January; the February count when I checked is at 287. The complaints generally continue to reflect the opinions stated in this review and accompanying comments. As previously mentioned, the Facebook Groups are your better bet. If a Facebook Group goes bad, one can simply select another (Facebook usually has more than one group per town); with Nextdoor.com, that option isn't available.

April 2020 Update

Well, I dropped by the BBB website. The complaint count was 312 when I looked. Nextdoor is now demanding that people send them copies of their drivers license. It also now appears that whatever one's right to privacy one has had has now gone up in flames. Also, accounts appear to be being deleted for no reason. Even if there weren't the rampant troll problems, the site just doesn't seem to be worth the bother. As mentioned before, one can just go to one of the city groups on Facebook for the same benefits and without all the aggravation. My speculation is that Nextdoor.com is trying to get rid of all the trolls. Unfortunately, there are too many of them and innocent people are becoming victims in the collateral damage crossfire.

July 2020 Update

The complaint count for Nextdoor.com is now at 360: BBB website. They still require that one verifies their home address with either their drivers license or other personal information (rent bill, passport, financial statement from bank, utility bill, mobile phone address match, etc.). Search engine results continue to show postings about privacy invasion and about Nextdoor.com selling your personal information to advertisers (I seriously suspect this also includes telephone solicitors); the Better Business Bureau is now posting a warning: "...BBB recommends consumers review the company’s guidelines & policies section prior to using NextDoor.com services.".

January 2021 Update

The complaint count for Nextdoor.com now stands at 450: BBB website. In addition to everything else, these days posting any sort of political comment on Nextdoor.com is not a good idea.

April 2021 Update

Apparently due to the high volume, the BBB is no longer posting all the complaints about Nextdoor.com. The BBB says in part, "...or BBB may display a portion of complaints when a high volume is received for a particular business."

June 2021 Update

The comments following this review do not bode well for Nextdoor.

October 2021 Update

The BBB complaints now stand at 527.

October 2021 Update According to the news, Facebook is also having problems. And so it goes...  It is not just Nextdoor that is a mess. It is society that is a mess.



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101 comments:

  1. I am a Nextdoor Lead and spend more time that I probably should on this site considering the pay. One of my jobs is to moderate, so your statement that bullies, troll, or worse are not monitored or restrained is simply untrue.

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    1. That is not correct. A few days ago I was trolled and the troll also stated that many have my phone number on the site

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    2. Completely incorrect. The trolls are on every location and the leads are a joke. ND suppresses small business while giving access to multiple "Spam" national ads and some have PUPS, a software that contains adware, installs toolbars or has other unclear objectives. The site is run and monitored by bullies.

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    3. The Leads are sometimes the trolls themselves and the bullies. One in particular doesn't follow the guidelines and publicly shames people, lies publicly, and you can not prove him wrong publicly or you are banned or blocked or whatever they call it. It is shameful.

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    4. Then you are part of the problem. Nextdoor allows bullies while punishing those that stand up against those bullies.

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    5. banned 4 days for questioning man that was promoting noisy drag races.

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    6. I have a home in New Orleans and I have a home in Northern CA. Nextdoor would not allow me to have 2 accounts even though I sent them (against my principles) a utility bill, driver's license, rental information, owner of home information. What is this? "Show me your papers" said the Nazi! Nextdoor is run by NAZI's. You must say what they want or else you're suspended or disabled. Fuck you Nextdoor!

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    7. It’s a cesspool of miserable angry people. A lead in my group actually promoted and posted the blatant lie that I was a sexual predator. They posted my name and address. It is a worthless app and website. Pure trash.

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    8. Next Door Leads are little power hungry community members for the most part. Nextdoor is full of whiny little brats that ask for "advice" and then complain when people call them out. It is a horrible, weird place to settle with some of the worst, entitled people out there. Stay away at all costs. Like the article mentioned, use a community based group in FB or your neighborhood police blotter if you are worried about crime etc. Otherwise NextDoor is a time waster with petty people complaining about First World problems under the protection of the "Leads". It is, as everyone says, a stupid, horrible app. In fact, the "leads" are usually the worst bullies.

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    9. Robin L. Is a lead and she sent me a private message because I was taking up for my beliefs on her site basically cussed me out for saying I was going to turn her in and if she got me kicked off for not being the bully then I told her I would sue. Free speech blah blah. She doesn't even live in my county how can they run my neighborhood watch website whatever you wanna call it.

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    10. Read my message below. Look at what we believe our “lead” did to my family!! We know she was involved and yet ND didn’t do a damn thing!! It WILL take someone being killed to get this site taken down

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    11. No lauds… never send your DL to any business that is related to social media!! Watch your personal info as some clown there might be using it!!

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    12. Unknown, if you read this then I pray (see soapbox again) that you were not involved with what happened to MY FAMILY

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    13. This is the worst social media site that ever exist! Do not waste your time. You will be constantly bullied and trolled by others but when you will tell them to stop ( all I said that "I am tired of your constant comments to me and LEAVE ME ALONE") the Nexdoor will disable your account! It is almost impossible to post anything except lost/found pet and make a normal discussions. I found petition on change.org about ban of consumer fireworks ( one of almost 900 petitions about same topic) and just shared link on nextdoor for those who wish to sign it too. Trolls start commenting it with negativity and criticizing me nonstop and without any sense, because they feel boring. They called me a lier and even I showed them proof of toxicity of Chinese fireworks they still did not read it but kept trolling and even told me to leave the city then state and even country! I reported it many times but nothing change. I did not force anyone to sign the petition and I mentioned many times that it absolutely voluntary. Trolls have no any ideas but only intent to made others down and tell them that others ideas or posts or comments are bad. Even if you will report troll they still will continue to do it because they acting in a "polite" passive aggressive manner! But actually nothing is polite to say to your neighbor leave the city/state/country! I am a United States citizen and I can decide for myself where I want to live. They start calling themselves as they are patriots but not me, only because I can see the impact of chinese firewoks on our ecology and just do not want to support billion worth China business who put all world in lockdown but they never stop their own businesses. Nextdoor does not allow you to share your thoughts or ideas without be constantly bullied and trolled. I want to decide with what kind of people I want to talk. After they blocked my account for 4 days with no reason I decided just delete my account from that terrible, useless and harmful for mental health website. Deactivating and deleting completely my account from this trash site made my life better.

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    14. Found it to be about the same in my region. I'm a lead and I got suspended for defending my self against self-righteous old bullies and virtue-signaling young Karens. They come and pick fights, you fight back, then they all report you. Then Nextdoor thinks we're going to buy their over-priced advertising to get these obnoxious people as customers.

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    15. These poor, really emotionally "short changed" staff of ND.com are full of fear, retribution, narrow vision and unbridled judgment when it comes to basic freedom of speech they do not agree with. I am truly amazed such people are allowed to manage or monitor a social website like this! I would say 90% of them aren't "dealing with a full deck" and need to be on a psychiatrists couch for some time...SICK.

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    16. The next-door neighbor is the worst piece of garbage for trolls and AI
      if your opinion is different than the majority you get attacked, trolled and if you defend yourself you are banned...
      That's fine. Bad me all you want...your toxic cesspool of trolls is not for me.
      Mostly this in regards to the PLANDEMIC that you only allow one sided information...either get jabbed and like it or get banned for the alternate veiw point....shove your app up your ass...
      Why would I want to be on any site that promotes communism and one world order thinking...

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    17. Nextdoor is a biased social media site.
      It’s only as good as the people who run it in each area. The admins monitoring this site run through and arbitrarily pick out who seems to violate their rules. If the admin is a leaning left, you will be singled out and kicked off the site. If the admin is part of a group (how would you know who they affiliate with?) you are speaking out against - you will be kicked off.
      Time and again users can abuse the report button when they don’t like what you say. Doesn’t have to contain swear words, or statements be directed to anyone. But, if someone disagrees with your experience of a local situation they will report you to shut you up. Has happened to me and many others. There is no discussion or defense from ND police about their decisions to cut you.

      It was a great way to connect to neighbors and keep up on the happenings around the area. It was a great way to vet people like handymen, gardeners etc.

      ND allows discussions on politics, yet, will not monitor trolls if they side with admin views. They allow local discussions, yet, will shut down accounts from people with differing assessments of things. They allow extreme leftist trolls to ferret out user names and personal info on phone numbers and homes addresses, but careful, you state a truth they do not like or opposing thought and you're locked out.
      ND is thoroughly biased because of the admins they choose to “patrol” the site. They enforce rules only when they want silence.

      Sorry. I highly don’t recommend this arbitrarily regulating social site. Good idea if they had neutral admins which they do not.

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    18. I'm leaving this nest of snakes. I've been looking for my leads or admins or ANYBODY for a while now. Mine seem to have political leanings that they use to decide what will be printed and what will not. They won't answer any pleas, and I can't find a way to get into touch with them.

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    19. Nextdoor is so very toxic and negative. I will not post on there again after being attacked which I did not respond to in the same negative attacking way at all. Old school respect others is always. Not one to drop down and roll in the mud with them. Posted about the school mandate school walk out and The school Board meeting. I was called a loser a dangerous person a kook a nut job and also I was the reason so many had Covid. and to go get a vaccine!! Ok My neighbor are not friendly at all on that platform I am so done. Too toxic and hateful. Only one narrative and if you do not agree attacks are vicious Not feeling safe on there at all!! Oh My account was disabled for the post...? Not a friendly or safe place at all!!!

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    20. ND works for missing animals, lefties, Government supporters, vax supporters, LGBTQ connections, PC supporters, Illegal supporters, basically useless!

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  2. next door is the worst social media site that i have ever used i have removed my self from it is full of low life assholes

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    1. I agree! Nextdoor isn't a very active site. The readership is very thin, in other words. Besides that, many of the posts are just people venting.... people who go there and complain about others not picking up their poop, or neighbors working on their cars at night, or fireworks, it's just a never-ending bitch session. And then there's the person who will post something with political overtones (or is it undertones) such as property taxes, or education, or masks and then all the liberal versus conservative insults start flying. The only time I go to Nextdoor is when there is an animal issue, and for this it has been helpful.

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    2. Tell me about it.

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    3. Agreed. I had an account and never once on years. Did I ever comment a single word..until a few months, a local known guy was actively stealing tips from all of our local shops for months. One day, a video surfaced of a brave young lady who was able to knovk the tip jar out of his hand as he ran off. He stopped to gather money as she verbally told him all about himself. I was proud of her and I simply replied. "You go girl!".

      Next thing my account had sign in issues and couldn't reset pw. Etc. Next day my real awesome neighbor explained I had been kicked out.

      FFD, present day, I had set up a new account, stayed quiet as usual, my car gets randomly egged like several other properties in neighborhoods, I added to comments, mine had been egged as well, date, time and location. That was it......and im kicked out again. Shame on ND for kicking out the real ones and keeping crap talking bullies complaining and most times accusing w/o knowing full stories. Your app had potential but you like drama amd your a true disservice. Thanks for nothing.

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    4. Did ND state on its site you had been kicked out? I don't care that they disabled my account because I won't use my real name, but I don't think it's anyone's business. Thank you.

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    5. It's the same in my neighborhood, except the stodgy old control freak conservative bullies are the ones running the show.

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    6. I just tried to sign in as well. Account disabled. They said I needed to use my real name, I tried to change it to initials because I was getting uncomfortable with a very angry man. My aunts area has initials and o thought it best. His profile says “Michael Knight” like the tv show. Anyway, no notice and don’t know if it is closed for good. There really is no way to contact them. I left FB last summer because of all the hate. I see A LOT of threats and harassment, and even racist comments, and I get shut down for just wanting initials displayed. I don’t get it. And ring is just as bad. But I like knowing about lost pets and crime I my area.

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  3. Nextdoor is moderated by teenagers or people with no communication skills. I was banned because my last name was not correct. My post was deleted. My friend posted about the reason why my post was deleted and myself banned. His post was deleted in minutes. No, no free speech. They do whatever they want. Trumpism? Stay away from shitty nextdoor.

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    1. Exactly, a bunch of redneck trolls! It's awful! I uninstalled it and still get notifications! ������������

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    2. After I tried to get on the system, I could not and kept getting screens telling me to get a Source Code, but it never came and then I called them and told them I want to end my association with them, but the guy said "to do that you HAVE to get into your account" -- what a moron! I told him 4 times, I can't do it because the system won't let me! I told him to IMMEDIATELY shut down my account and I'm not coming back and will NOT recommend them to any friends nor relatives!

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  4. I quit as a Lead when I found myself spending too much time for zero pay, and not getting anywhere. Attempted to moderate and guide to the posted rules, but needed a quorum of nearby leads to be effective. Out of 40 or so nearby leads, only myself and 1 or 2 others were active at all, and the other one or two were 98% 'anything goes' types. Too much of bullies, trolls, and advertising spam, and even as a lead I couldn't tamp it down. The paid staff could have helped, but they're apparently stretched too thin and failed to remove noxious stuff up after I'd notified them, which was the last straw for me. Now, as a non-lead, I've 'muted' (will no longer see) posts from hundreds of neighbors who were spamming, bullying, trolling, so what I see is a lot more reasonable. I rarely post, and never anything that would be even mildly controversial, because I am still visible to them even though I can't see their posts or replies.

    It is trivially easy to set up profiles with fake names and/or addresses. Another reason to keep away, or at least, monitor the site but rarely post and never anything that might compromise your security.

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  5. All it is, is another home for the narcopath trolls like Facebook. They're all in the same. Next-door should be taken down it's not helpful at all in any way. Worst site ever.

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    1. I told the guy who called me and then asked "How can we improve our system?" I told him to take it down completely and find another line of work!

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  6. Not a fair site
    Not a fair site . Very liberal and anti non-liberal. Changes rules and does not follow its own rules. If interested please fund a legal challenge to nextdoor.
    Please go to go fund me and search for nextdoor.

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    1. We have a lead that is a control freak from hell. Doesn't know what freedom of speech is. If he doesn't agree with it you are wrong. He is a bully, dishonest, lying, bottom of the barrel, POS.

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    2. disagree. in Oklahoma very pro trump. suspended 4 days for replying to man promoting drag racing.

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    3. I have been banned several times. I have learned all the guidelines and follow them to a ‘T’. They only go after me for being a Conservative. They will take comments out of context and ban me. Comments that are not personal attacks but in documenting my factual comments on The Squad and Eric Swalwell. I said Eric Swalwell slept with a Chinese Spy. Banned for 30 days.

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  7. My post are no longer being published. They are not racist nor are they political. Often they are actually complimentary to the police force fire department And others. Contemplating not sending any more post or even reading anything from next door.

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  8. My experience was that it was useful for showing my artwork of local points of interest and and getting rid of an old bike etc. But other posts were very quickly hijacked and I experienced insults and trolling which I and others reported regularly to no effect whatsoever. As soon as I made a comment about one of these unneighbourly posts which was removed thanking those who helped in doing so, the which post I myself removed after only 2 minutes deciding it might not be wise, my account was suspended citing this as it's reason! I sent to the complaints department a couple of times stating this to be a bias action,but all they kept on doing was self-righteously restating what they say is there rules. I tried to point out that they are not actually going by their rules by ignoring my reporting of uncivil postings directed towards me personally and suspending my account for a post that I had removed myself. One of these postings was even calling into question the practice of my Christianity. Even this was not removed by the administrators. so yes my experience is that from administration it is biased dangerous, horrible and should not be used.I do hope this preserves others going through the soul trauma that I did.

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  9. I agree with you. The website is so useless and there are so many useless emails from this website. way too many useless emails. emails such as lost or found cat or dog, apparent suspect, loud sound.

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    1. Useless emails such as lost or found dog or cat? That's not nice. & if you don' want emails you turn your notifications off. ...

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  10. I’ve used Nextdoor's platform for several years and my name that I introduce myself and what other call me is different from my legal name. This practice is allowed as per Nextdoor's policy as long as others know me by this name (which it is). This issue was flagged, discussed and deemed an error by Nextdoor's customer service in June 2020, November 2020, and January 2021. However, several times since June 2020 my account has been deactivated due to this issue. Each time this occurred, I told to Nextdoor that I do not go by my legal name. Now apparently this is a problem, and in complete contradiction from earlier in January 2021.

    Earlier this month when my account was deactivated, Mallorie from Nextdoor stated this was an issue with Nextdoors' computer algorithm. She said she noted this issue in their system, and it was remedied so that it would not happen again. Now in mid January 2021, my account was deactivated again for the fourth time.

    As of this date, Nextdoor customer service reps, Mallorie and Amanda, are telling me “someone” told them I go by a different name. This is a lie! None of my friends, family members or neighbors that I know use Nextdoor. The only other name these Nextdoor reps saw (which is my legal name) is my alternative email address, which I used to sign up for Nextdoor because I don’t want Nextdoor notifications to flood my primary email inbox. I’ve asked both Amanda and Mallorie to present this proof of whomever telling them I call myself the name their forcing me to use on Nextdoor. They are not providing any proof, nor fail to answer my questions regarding who told them this.

    I find this whole practice discriminatory and very troubling. How can Nextdoor tell me what name I call myself and others call me, when no one in this organization knows me? Why is a company who claims they are anti-harassment and anti-discriminatory continually harassing and discriminating me? Why is my account deactivated when I did nothing wrong? Why are Amanda and Mallorie asking me for proof of my name, when this name issue was cleared up back in June 2020? Why is my word of what I'm called and other call me now insufficient when it was sufficient in June 2020, November 2020 and January 2021?

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    1. I've already tried telling them a million ways I don't go by my legal name either. I'm surprised they let you in for that long. They say it does not matter. You are suppose to put your legal name. (Even though yes I know they say "what people call you & what you are known by) It's contradicting

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  11. Nextdoor censored my honest accurate information about the side effects of the quickly dispensed COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine that I made in good faith to educate people living in my area. Nextdoor also disabled my account to prevent me from posting to my neighbors. I do not deserve this blatant suppression of my right to free speech while they are now abusing their power to prevent my information from being published due to their own political agenda that includes suppressing my said freedom of speech which should be and is allowed by constitutional law! SEE BELOW!

    IMPORTANT: Private companies utilizing public forums are indeed subject and can be litigated due to consequences for abusing the first amendment as Nextdoor has been doing to me and many hundreds of other people! They should be litigated for this bad faith!

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    1. Nextdoor is not subject to or bound by the first amendment. "CONGRESS shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;

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    2. Hi Bob. In the many years that I’ve heard the argument that social media companies should allow free speech, you are the first to state the factual truth that free speech is a law that applies to CONGRESS - not businesses. How did this fact miss the public education system history classes? Nextdoor is a BUSINESS. Businesses are not required to allow free speech.

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  12. It is my opinion that NextDoor is NOT trustworthy as it actively supports criminal activities on NextDoor, specifically unlicensed criminal contractors and unlicensed criminal businesses.

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  13. I just got thrown off next door for recommending Cats Protection for a lost cat, whereupon I was bullied and trolled. It's a horrible site full of fakes.I have been stalked on there before this, I should have learned.

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  14. Nextdoor is as bad as the rest of these sites! We got to see our neighbors true colors. Very mean and degrading,backstabbing folks so I just terminated nextdoor forever!! Stay away!!

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  15. You said everything to the tee. You get false accusations sent your way by complete strangers & when you defend yourself YOU are the banned one. & then say you were uncivil & attacking & ban you for life. You cannot defend yourself on sick disturbing false accusations & lies or name call about you, without getting banned. It is truly disturbing how many times they get rid of the people who do nothing but defend themselves, banned for life, while the attackers stay. If you cannot defend yourself on a website, then it is complete control & power & sick ways about what they are doing & promoting. The leads, are just people who signed up next door in the beginning. That does not make them a lead in anyway shape or form & they should not be leads in the community as your neighbors, having biased views based on who they know.

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    1. Can't believe they're making everyone do that now. I'd love to think it's bc they're trying to protect their members from all the demented folks that utilize that shitshow to bully and hate but unfortunately I'm not that naive.

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    2. I just banned myself, being a newcomer to the site, I found myself being attacked by some apparently in a click. Did not wait to get banned, I banned myself and will not go back. Not into getting bullied.

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  16. We mostly haven't had those problems with Nextdoor where I live. Some posts get passionate and occasionally some rude comments are removed. It's not perfect but overall there is useful neighborhood information there.

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  17. There is nothing ethical about next door site - neither the company itself or the many trolls that live there. I've talked to several people in person who complained about almost everything mentioned in this thread, myself included. After being registered on the site in silent mode for 5 yrs, I finally made a response post and then the company disabled my account. They demanded I upload my driver's license. I refused and requested they delete all my information. I doubt there's a competant employee or even an American employee who can or will do that. Those I talked to in person had removed themselves from that cesspool of contradictions, hypocrisy, hate and a complete lack of safety and privacy. Too bad even the guidelines don't reveal the whole truth of what they do in reality. Gibberish. This company knows what trouble they are doing and causing. To believe otherwise is being naive and gullible. Big tech aims to mass delete the sane and critical thinkers from online big tech forums in America. Who do you think is filling up all the alternative sites where free speech and safe, fake identities are allowed freely?

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  18. Very dissapointed with Nextdoor. The issue I had was that I couldn't block a hate commentor to a post I made regarding an issue that involved destruction of my neighbors property. So I deleted my account and moved on.

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    1. I muted an obnoxious male who just wouldn't stop his barrage of comments about a rather interesting subject of prairie dog relocation. My account is disabled. I'm assuming it stays that way. I'm not requesting deletion as it's a waste of time. I just want to make sure ND doesn't put something out there stating I've been disabled. Wish people would start suing this waste of a biased social media site.

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  19. Another flaw with Nextdoor is that it enables neighbors to target, gang up on and bully any neighbor they are biased toward. My neighborhood is chalk full of whiny b*tches and they all congregate on Nextdoor and make unfair conversations about this neighbor or that neighbor encouraging each other to report other neighbors to the police. And the poor police! They have to respond to every request no matter how lame it is. So what happens is they're flooded with whiny complaints from white people about to most petty, trifling crap. Avoid Nextdoor unless you want to be one of them.

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  20. Received a Post Card from Next Door with a 3 digit code. After reading a Post proudly proclaiming Next Door is a business not bound by the Constitution. The non profit I represent will pass.

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  21. The nonn-centralized administration relying on neighborhood volunteer administrators has created an environment where groups can take over administration and ex-communicate dissenters of regional issues. What we have seen in Santa Cruz County is there is a very contentious issue regarding a suburban rail project that would cost over a billion dollars and several decades to implement. The lucrative public and private contracts has created a network of pseudo-grassroot organizations to spring up for their corporate benefactors. They have taken over local chapters of community organizations and have had their leads become leads within Nextdoor. They then use this power to shutdown community voices that oppose the project and create echo chamber groups within Nextdoor to show support. It's all pretty amazing how Nextdoor condones this gaslighting and does nothing to stop it. I have since nicknamed the site "Virtual Utah"

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    1. these groups being talked about are “Greenway” and “Trail Now” The latter being a 501C4 corporation who bought an election in Santa Cruz county, and are working on buying more positions

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    2. Nextdoor had NEVER taken responsibility for what their site has done to others!! NEVER!! I pray that some point in their pitiful lives, their lives are but in FEAR over what others have posted on this pathetic site!!

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    3. Have you ever known ANY of these evil worthless managers or board members even TRYING to make amends on here? That one should tell you a lot!

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    4. The same thing happened in Cupertino, CA. A developer embedded its employees and community supporters in Lead roles on ND to shut down opposition to the project. ND Support did nothing to stop that.

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  22. My name isn't on the deed of the house, but it's on the power bill. That wasn't good enough, now they want a copy of my driver's license. My Nextdoor community is chock full of right wing lunatics and Trump prostate lickers. Only value to this site is for lost and found animals. Maybe they should just change the name Neighborhood Pet Lost and Found.

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    1. Actually Robert, I get targeted and banned for my Conservative views in a Political Group. I follow all guidelines and when I report liberals for being outright rude, I am the one banned. Proving residency is also something I went through, I don’t think you can call it political.

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    2. A lot of people were banned for supporting Trump while a lot of the RADICAL left supporters of this new world order were able to spew poison, lies and showed how extremely uneducated they truly were! The first admen give every American the right to free speech!! If the business accepts on way on politics they have to accept them all

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    3. Yep, Terrible site! They consistently take down any conservative or right wing posts and let the Liberal Dems insult everyone they don't agree with and I'm in Florida which is Republican, so go figure?!

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    4. That's odd, it seems it's the other way around here. And ppl complaining about their Rights to not get vaccinated against COVID19.

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    5. Yes all right! My experience was the same. Hateful aggressive trolls a few with the same mind set but most are terrible!! so many Know it alls who know nothing just draws in the nastiest angriest people ever. DONE! Sad!

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  23. Nextdoor is HORRIBLE HORRIBLE SITE!! I had been on it for years but when Mr.Floyd was murdered and the world erupted into hate and chaos I learned more about my neighbors (NEW Neigjborrs & community) then you could possibly believe!! I come from a long family of Cops, Nextdoor INCLUDING the lead literally started in with the cop bashing. It’s okay as I’m used to that whenever these things happen! However, I did the smart thing by staying of social media until my friend told me to read the post on THIS SITE!! I couldn’t believe that I was receiving DEATH THREATS!! My children home from college by covid was RECEIVING DEATH THREATS!! These jackass neighbors released my hidden address and my phone number was released. I have NEVER released my number to social media!! NEVER!! The next thing I know people are driving by with headlights off (cowards) throwing things at my home, breaking my car windows and drawing people outlines of chalk with our children’s names on them!! Hand to God, I am NOT making this crap up! Thankfully, we had some families of other cop families who were being harassed just as bad if not worse by our “community neighbors” and our local PD who we are not affiliated with stepped up patrol once we actually RETURNED HOME!! Our district attorney sent multiple notices to Nextdoor who’s based out of San Francisco (go figure) but nothing!! My last comment on this evil site was a comment on my hurt and frustration that we were targeting the way we were. I said I’m locked and loaded and very well trained, I have zero problems doing whatever I MIGHT have too to protect my family, obviously we are 100% legal to have weapons and before any asshole thinks about doing something incredibly STUPID be sure you good with God!! I had a friend watch the activity on this site as I was blocked….. are you ready for this? Using God on a soapbox!! Never wanted to be on this site again and getting ready to make the move the hell away!! So watch out as this site is ran by even bigger assholes then my so called community and neighbors! I’m still locked and loaded and had to get a concealed carry permit!!! Nice way to live because of some idiot cop who blackened the eyes of the other 850,000!! I’ve lived in my city for over 28 years. After those years I no longer trust anyone!! ALL OF THIS BS WAS DIRECTLY BECAUSE OF…… NEXTDOOR!! If you get involved with this site then I’ll use my soapbox and say GO WITH GOD

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    1. I had no idea it was based out of San Francisco, that explains all the problems with it!

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  24. Funny...here in Silicon Valley, the NextDoor Leads and Admins are the bullies who frequently remove posts for no reason, ban users and even engage in personal attacks.

    Frankly, it stinks.

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  25. The trolls and bullies are alive and well!! YESTERDAY a very hateful man trolled, harrassed and lied SEVERAL people!! I counted no less than 5 people he trolled and 30+ hate filled harrassing comnents. Mostly women!!! Then today Nextdoor wants my driver's license!! No! I'm not giving my license and I'm not using my full last name so the crazy troll can look me up! That is a major safety issue!!!

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    1. I used a pen name--never used my real name. Today, got asked for my license. ND can GTH. Never using my full name on social media given what's going on in this country right now.

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  26. NextDoor finally did it for me when the CEO announced and implemented the policy of FAVORING BLM, a confirmed domestic terrorist organization, and stifling comments critical of local goings on involving BLM. I was personally threatened by a BLM activist on the forum, but nothing was done about it. Oh, MY posts were deleted for being too critical and then was suspended for several weeks. Horrible, awful, Marxist website.

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  27. Yeah basically a lot of the people up at our development are stabbing others in the back. I've tried warning people in our association about some of the issues that are going on such as a lot of negligence to the units it's beginning to look very sloppy and they basically keep saying that oh we've got to try and cut corners to save money. I hate saying it you have to spend the money not just kick the can down the street for the next group of people to deal with because now it becomes more and more expensive. We have a management company whose owner was desertified by Cai this is an organization similar to a rotary for property management companies so you have to maintain a certain standard and the owner was decertified for lying among other things we don't know exactly what it was and it seems that some of the people from that group study the next door site and if they catch somebody trying to spread the truth I hate saying what they do is they file a grievous complaint to next door which doesn't really investigated they just take it on their word and then basically you get banned.I was recently banned for to put it on honestly I'm not exactly sure what I think it had something to do with the property management companies trolls looking out for them and they're not supposed to be even on the site but I think some of them get on anyway. So now I'm banned permanently which I really don't give a crap about because I think it's a crap site and then I get an email from the founder of the site saying that they're thinking of going public this is a company I would not invest a penny in because I think it's a stupid organization they take everybody's word without actually doing the due diligence to check to see whether it's true or not. I recommend staying away from them I recommend staying away from Kessler farm at least until we get a new management company and preferably a new board. Freedom of speech is not tolerated very well if you get out of line you will be fined which actually is illegal if you decide to pursue it in a court of law because it's freedom of speech but it's okay for them to scream back at you but not be covered by their own rules that they have put in place. I highly recommend passing this association by until (1)The management company is replaced.(2) the board realizes what they have to do to fix the association and have the willingness to unfortunately bite the bullet and spend the money. I recommend waiting a few years and hopefully the board will be slowly but surely replaced the problem is is that I've noticed this last time pretty much everybody was just re-elected they got two new members and that's about it. So after the wonderful shouting match I got into with the property manager at this point I'm just going to take it back seat and let anybody everybody else have their say. Each homeowner has their own issues but the real problem is is that they should combine their issues together and confront the board as a group and not one at a time.

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  28. It never ceases to amaze me how I can post about a simple thing like seeing a coyote or mountain lion, etc. on a walk and I get all these defenders of people on their soapbox defending the animal (as if I was planning to eradicate it), and not giving one F about my safety.

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  29. Yep, it's true.

    Also, there are leads/reviewers that are just as bad as any member that's a troll, bully, etc.

    They'll get rid of good, well intended posts or comments and leave up a reported comment that tells someone to "shut up" or calls someone a name, either not caring about that disrespect or leaving it up bc they agree with the opinion of that rude person or they simply don't know the rules and/or have common manners/empathy.

    There can be a post or comment that gets many loves, thanks, etc. that will get deleted just bc one person reported it and no one else did.

    One person in my area spends all her time on there reporting posts of other people for things she does wrong and/or she does worse (Remember the school tattle tale who tells on everyone while being oblivious to or not caring about their own wrongs? Some of the leads don't take a step back and realize how much that one person is running things.

    Reports are made, reviewed, and removed about minor things that don't matter, where a person just can scroll through. But, whole threads of mud slinging, disrespect, and obscenities can go on for days or even weeks, without being removed by the OP, the reviewers, or ND.

    ND picks (Idk how, what "credentials") random people to review and doesn't seem to care that some of them are completely not qualified to do it and/or are rude and obnoxious themselves.

    ND seems to try to be completely hands off, use reviewers free of charge, and then, even pressures reviewers to take classes to do the job. It's presented as you can assist in creating a good neighborhood and learn good things. But, overall, it's really starting to seem like: free labor, while they make the money, and you better darn well take the classes.

    I've always had a problem with ads taking over the site, so I get there should be rules about advertising and I've always gotten really annoyed by the constant barrage of ads by neighbors that take over the site and you can't see the content. But, ads that are paid should be only by the neighbors and surrounding area, not big CORP. Otherwise, it's not about the well being of our neighborhood.

    Also, taking over the whole thing are lost and found pets and animal rescue. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the well being of animals and admittedly, I'm hyper triggered by animals bc of how my parents allowed for the abuse of animals. But, wow, on ND, it makes you not want to have anything to do with them ever again.

    There are activists who will witch at you/pressure you to get animals and/or get mad bc you don't, then, some who witch bc you do have them, need help taking care of them, then, witch bc you had to re-home them., etc. People who keep losing theirs, people who keep finding them and pressuring people to take them, etc.

    (On the other hand, there are very nice people trying to help them).

    ND tells people not to get into politics on the main thread and then, posts a divisive thread related to politics that gets people blood thirsty and the war begins and so does the trolling, bullying, reporting, removing posts, etc.

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    1. I live right next door to a "community reviewer" in my neighborhood ND and she is DEFINITELY in no position to review anyone. Trailer trash

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    3. you go to the left margin on the Home page where it says "Directories" and below that "Neighbors", click on that and you get a list of 3 columns: Neighbors, Leads and Businesses. Click on Leads to see who are your leads and community reviewers, etc

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  30. Well, I'm in a small town and joined without need to provide ID documents. I was enjoying it but a new neighbor on one end of town is turning the site toxic and attracting every nasty person in abutting neighborhoods in other towns to her posts. She thumbs her nose at community guidelines, and because she is in an abutting neighborhood (in the same small town) I can't flag her posts - nextdoor new rule is your flags only go to a lead if the poster is in your own neighborhood. I strongly suspect either her neighborhood doesn't have a moderator, or the moderator is her, or someone just like her

    Although she is new in town, she is dense and hasn't noticed that nobody else is like her. When people request politely that she follow community guidelines, she ridicules them.

    Nextdoor will do nothing about it. everyone is flagging her, in and out of her neighborhood.

    what's she like? 1) I am not convinced her user name is her real name 2) she is a horrible nosy gossip 3) she rants and curses about politics 4) she has accused someone of murder in a case where police have not yet even named a suspect., in a small town where the family undoubtedly has to listen to it. If you gently hint to her about this, she trashes you.

    For the first time since I started using the site, I realized that Nextdoor, if moderation is bad, can be more dangerous than Facebook, twitter or anywhere else because we are all neighbors and easily found.

    I've stopped using it and may go further and delete my account.

    Nextdoor is entirely focused on the value of their data at this point, so don't feel sorry for them - they could care less about you. They are busy selling their service to government - municipal/state - and their data to everyone, including gov. Look at their expanded board and advisory groups. This means it will get nastier, not nicer. Sorry, true.

    It was nice while it lasted.

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  31. So much misinformation here. I am a lead on nextdoor. They do NOT ask for proof of residence. As a lead, we verify that members live in the neighborhood.

    You may definitely have an account at two different homes. I just helped a member resolve this issue. You only need to use two different web browsers to use them simultaneously, as you are shown as logged in and can't be "double" logged in.

    Firing back at trolls and abusers on the main feed will absolutely get you in trouble. You need to report posts in order to get results. By participating in a public argument, you become a troll yourself.

    We recently has a disastrous freeze in Austin, Texas. Something we've not dealt with before. Our nextdoor site kept us informed, connected those with vehicles that could transport things to those who were in need. Through nextdoor, we got potable water to those without. We brought freezing people and pets into other homes with generators to keep warm. We got formula to babies when all local businesses were shut down. Nextdoor.com is what YOU make it. Read the community guidelines, follow them and enjoy the hate free exchange with your neighbors.

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  33. After being on the site for 3 years, having NO confrontations, I was suddenly kicked off the app. A message said I wasn’t using my legal name. WHAT? I sent a message nicely explaining that they were wrong & received an email back saying it had been “reported” to them I wasn’t using my legal first name. I replied they were wrong & deleted app. Absolutely crazy.

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  34. nextdoor is toxic, run by idiots, full of misinformation and just ignorant people voicing idiotic right wing b.s. avoid it like the plague it and all social media is . . .

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    1. How's that a big deal. Easy enough to ignore. All the other posts are about real issues.

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  35. This site definitely DOES NOT LIKE the truth!!! SMH I will never be a part of this app again. It's disheartening that if you don't agree with all the lies, you get reprimanded and/or booted off the site. They just showed their true colors and did me a favor!

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  36. The leads and the reviewers are the trolls. Just be aware. They delve into conversations when what they should be doing is simply monitoring and being neutral. They will harass you with emojis; one reviewer did that when I posted my cousin died. They protect each other, too. It's very political, but they won't use the word. Instead they will remove valid information, and call it misinformation. Especially if it has to do with the current covid/vaccination issues. If you complain to Next-door, they will take the side of the reviewers and leads, no matter what you put up and out there. Whatever you do, don't give them your real name or post a picture of yourself. Some of the people, reviewers on there behave like stalkers. Be safe. It is not a safe site at all.

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  37. Aymagonna TchiappyrkokoffOctober 13, 2021 at 9:31 AM

    Nearly all of the above is actually symptomatic of the true enormity of the problem.
    The Tiny Hat Gazillionaire World Ruling Class, as fronted by Zuckerberg, Gates, Soros, etc., has brought about a "color revolution" in the U.S., a la Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, that has already splintered this country into "sides" ("red," "blue," "wymmyn," perverts, druggies, phone zombies, blacks, immigrants, etc.) all of whom are TOTALLY NUTS, have ZERO perspective, and are set to become cannon fodder and victims of another actual civil war, which of course is the whole point.
    This is simply the latest variant of the same old "Divide et Imperum" chess game the Knish Knoshers have been playing on us throughout history. Since 9-11, and because of 9-11, too many have caught on to Them, so now we've outlived our usefulness and need to be "purged" a la Russian kulaks in the 1930s (anti-Semites), "Nazis" (anti-Semites), traditional Catholics and Orthodox Christians (anti-Semites), etc.
    "Social Media" is most of how it was done this time, and virtually no one is clueing in to how toxic and divisive it truly is. One of the most ominous things is "cancel culture," whereby all previous meanings of American political Freedom of Speech are being swept away in favor of a chilling Stalinist climate of silencing Forbidden Ideas. Of course, our Hidden Tyrants have ALWAYS been Freedom of Speech's deadliest enemies, no matter what they've said...
    Person of Interest's #1 beef with NextDoor is that it doesn't do enough "canceling." Incredible! This is how little anyone has any clue.
    Politically motivated "canceling" is the #1 thing Zuckerberg et al are really about, and there's butt-loads of it going on in NextDoor, it just varies wildly in character from one locale to another due to NextDoor's half-assed structure of doing it via local volunteers it ass-rapes, essentially forcing them to reduce the site to a blatant advertising venue for local "services" grifters so they can get kick-backs-- NextDoor's real agenda, IMO. Which opens up an even deeper problem destroying America: Corruption. It's EVERYWHERE, and EVERYONE is totally caught up and invested in it. They can't remember or imagine a time when it was any other way. They don't even understand it as Corruption. They think it's just "being smart, duh," which is how all criminals always think. They've been subconsciously criminalized by dialectical designs of "media" they were too shallow to notice.
    "I LIKE my shows. They're FUN. Fuck you, you're a drag!"
    Advertising revenue is only the most obvious reason media is "free of charge..." Then there's Orwellian Social Engineering. Orwell didn't write about "communism." He portrayed Them.
    Corruption is an Apocalypse of Character, the absolute worst disaster that can befall a society, worse than unlimited nuclear war. A society can totally rebuild from THAT in a couple generations. Look at Japan. But let your society become a sewer of quasi-human rats eating their own young, and that is a one-way ticket to HELL from which you will NEVER come back. The climb back out is too hard, and you don't have the will. Entropy. It's only reversed by all of you actually exterminating yourselves, clearing the way for others, never parties to it, to move in and rebuild on your graves.
    I have no idea why any of you want to go there. As I said, you've lost all perspective. You keep trusting and swilling "media" too much, even as it sucks your Humanity away.
    It was only after I began carrying on in this vein that NextDoor instantly "canceled" me for using a fake name, which had been totally obvious from the beginning.
    Like I said: Forbidden Ideas.

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  38. I originally started using NextDoor after I found a dog and wanted to post to as many forums to try and find the owner. Thankfully it worked and she was reunited with her owner. I have noticed that some people seem to get away with bullying others relentlessly while others seem to be in trouble if they try to defend themselves. Political, covid and vaccine talk elicit verbal battles and I have noticed the left is always favored even if what they said was proven to be untrue it still stays up. I went to log in the other day to respond to a message sent to me about pet sitting that I hadn't had time to respond to earlier. Imagine my surprise when I find out I'm suspended for 4 days with no explanation as to what I'm suspended for, just some generic community guidelines about maybe politic, covid or vaccines. Seems to me if you are going to suspend someone's account you should show them the post or comment in question. I think it's BS. Someone mentioned to me that because I have a pet sitting business and it's near the holidays other another sitter may have done this to stop their competition. I don't know if it's possible or true but I am unimpressed and considering just deleting my account

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  39. Nextdoor needs a class action lawsuit. They are biased, racist and full of trolls that constantly follow some topic then cause desentono and fight with everyone, usually one line claims they never support with any type of proof, and they allow bullies to repost the same thing over and over never contributing any thoughtful reason or argument. Then if you ask them to explain their comments they they report you and the next door nazis ban you withou explanation. It is a tyrannical censorship run by the far left, a lot of hate and no dialogue!

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  40. I’ve been searching for some decent stuff on the subject and haven't had any luck up until this point, You just got a new biggest fan!.. best broken link checker by r-seotools

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  41. Used ND and made many contributions with gratitude from ND users. Account was suspended for a violation of the rules. Then after a number of short suspensions they suspend the account forever. I get the sense that once a lead comments on what you say you will be suspended. NOT a log worth contributing to.

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  42. You can say that again. I got locked out for 4 weeks for defending myself against a dog attack, if you can believe that! Literally insane and abusive comments were made to me, and I was called every name in the book from a clown, to a soulless asshole and other demeaning and ridiculing names. I’ve deleted my account and will from now on rely on FB to learn of the news in my neighborhood without the communist nazi rhetoric from these deranged individuals.

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