• Updated review
So after a month or so on this site I still think its a good concept. The fact is, haters are always going to find something to complain about. If thethey'on Facebook or Nextdoor or Twitter.... Haters will always complain and blame others for their bad experience. If someone doesn't agree with you its not the same thing as bullying! If someone is describing an African American that was walking down the street trying car door handles, its not racial profiling!#! They are just describing the person they saw!! There's nothing wrong with nextdoor, its us. We've become a Jerry Springer nation, or Rush Limbaugh.....what happened to being polite? Being considerate? Its like we are trying to score points, but the difference is that these people live a few houses down or across town..... And the potential for a conflict to get out of hand is here. We've forgotten how to talk to each other. Sad. Or we can use this to work on our social skills and help each other. Come on people - lets do better.
“Overall I enjoy it.”
• Previous review
I've read alot of the reviews and I have to think that some are negative because theyve gotten a group together that just can't get along. Too many strong opposing opinions perhaps. When I describe Nextdoor to other people I say this: its not like Facebook where you can roam around on others peoples pages and such. Its more specific to your area. I like that. Its also not a site where there is activity all the time. So I check it once a day or so, to see what's going on. If nothing, I come back later or the next day. Some of the debates get pretty heated but I live in a community of highly educated and open-minded individuals. The French Quarter in New Orleans is very diverse. I suppose most neighborhoods aren't like that. On the negative side - leads from surrounding neighborhoods like to weigh in and ask for our leads to shut a discussion down if it heated or even silly. I say worry about your own neighborhoods. That should be against the rules. People that actually "know" each other should be able to cut up and carry on. Its cheap entertainment lol. On the otherhand.... Our leads have let a guy who's a menace to the French Quarter have a platform to spew his venom about one of the local residents that he is in dispute with. So as with all things there is good and bad points. Overall I enjoy it. We have one resident in a nearby community of New Orleans that likes to weigh in in opposition of everything. Kind of makes me want to log off everytime she pops up. But the idea of on the spot crime reports, issues with pets and selling off some of your stuff, really appeals to me.