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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by valley ranch, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Feb 13, 2019
    valley ranch

    valley ranch Garden Addicted

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    I got this letter to join a neighbor hood website ``` What do you think of these things ~ have you heard of, are you on one ~ do you hate them ~are they good ~ what ```




    Richard
     
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    bobm

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    A county wide neighborhood web site started here about 3 weeks ago ... most posts have been I lost my dog or cat, but a few were like my flock of sheep got out last night after a drunk driver crashed through our fence - be careful not to hit them as we are trying to round them up. A couple people posted of downed trees over their country road. Last week the county traffic control Dept. started to post any and all road closures due to construction / road hazards/ closures, etc. so evolving and should be better in the future.
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2019
    valley ranch

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    So you joined ? `` Are you identified as to where you live ```


    There was one like this about ~ maybe ten years ago ~ maybe this is the same one ```
     
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    valley ranch

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    digitS'

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    Probably 3 years ago, someone with the neighborhood policing volunteers contacted me about nextdoor.

    She is a real nice lady that I had contacted a few weeks before. She managed to confuse everything in trying to help. She notified me about several remedies that had absolutely nothing to do with why I contacted her! Fortunately, I didn't really have a problem but I was so enchanted by this lady and her helpfulness that I promptly joined nextdoor when she asked me if I was interested.

    Yes, the posts have mostly to do with lost pets. At one time, there was a person who tried to sort things out for all of these people. I don't know if he is still on the forum, hope so. I seldom pay any attention to what is posted anymore and have never posted anything myself.

    The reviews on that site you linked haven't much reflected my experience. Moderators? I suppose that there must be. I didn't know anything about people being barred from the forum. I wonder what it was they were saying if it was "not swearing" or derogatory that got them bounced. Yes, there are obviously paid advertisements - how nextdoor makes money.

    If 50% is about pets, probably 30% is about "suspicious" activity. The person posting these often has no more to say than that a car was driving thru "slowly." Or, someone was behind them during a walk and continued on past when they ducked into a public building ... Sometimes, it is obviously weird, like someone knocking on their door at 3am. Yeah, that would upset me - unless there were flames coming out of the roof, or something! Advice for these incidents is often of the most simple-minded kind but maybe it helps just for some folks to know that they were heard.

    Maybe 15% of the posts are people seeking help, for themselves or others. Posts about disabled and elderly people needing help with snow shoveling are on there right now. There is often someone asking for recommendations for mechanics or contractors for home repairs.

    Steve
     
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    Rhodie Ranch

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    We have lots of Next Door locations here. My Mother in San Jose CA is also on one. They all vary by the groups of people that post to it. Mine here are mostly about burglaries, invasions, suspicious vehicles, and the occasional lost dog/cat. Mother's is mostly about things for sale, since Craigslist, even tho it drills down to specific towns within the San Jose area, is so widely over used. I'm even on the Next Door in Angels Camp CA where I used to live. Those posts are about the mountain lion that is helping to reduce the golf course deer population, along with the occasional "does anyone recommend a good Dr for xxx?".
     
  7. Feb 14, 2019
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    We don't have anything like that here. We do have WhatsApp groups, but we chose not to be in them.
     

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