NextDoor.com is a new, private social network designed just for you and the other members of your neighborhood and your community to interact online in order to make your neighborhood better and safer.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the goal of this website is to give neighbors and communities a place to interact with each other to get to know each other better, and in the process, create a better and safer community.
To sign up as a member of NextDoor.com, you must submit your residential address as well as go through a series of multiple verifications to ensure that you are actually a member of the neighborhood, and not an outsider.
Members must always use their real names, and not chosen internet handles, and they have completely control over how much information is shared and where it is shared. They also promise that their member information will never be available on public search engines like Google, and that no member information will ever be shared with third party advertisers.
Once you are a member, NextDoor.com encourages you to use their site as a place to share information, like to spread the word about break-ins, find trustworthy babysitters or pet sitters, ask for help in locating lost pets, or simply to find out peoples’ names and organize neighborhood social functions.
This website is very adamant that they are completely free for members to sign up and use to interact with their neighbors and other members of their community. In order to ensure the most memberships and interaction, this website decided not to include membership costs.
Since no fees are paid at any time to NextDoor.com, there is no Refund Policy being offered by this website. Instead, if customers are ever invited by an ad or a link to go outside of this website and make a purchase, they will have to adhere to any Refund Policies offered by the website where they are actually making their purchase.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who have questions, concerns, or complaints they would like to direct to their Customer Service team can contact them by submitting them directly to their website through their Terms & Conditions page, which offers a Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.
Unfortunately there are some negative complaints about this website online. However, none of these complaints appear to be about the security of this website or the lack of privacy measures, which is often what most people are concerned about when sharing details of their home life.
Most of the complaints by far were regarding the content of the information discussed on their neighborhood’s page, with most people saying that this is just a place for judgmental neighbors to sit around and gossip about the people in the neighborhood they don’t know or don’t like. Others complained that there were too many neighbors using this site as a way to sell or promote things for sale.
However, it does genuinely seem as though these experiences are not in the majority, and that your experience will depend greatly on the neighborhood you live in, and the “lead” contact in your neighborhood, as the lead is the person who establishes your neighborhood page and sends out the initial invitations.
In general it seems as though there is a lot of good that can be taken away from the proper and appropriate use of this site, and the more neighbors who get involved, the more likely it is that the site will be used for what it is intended for.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Certainly the internet is home to a wide variety of different social networks, and many neighborhoods already offer pages on popular social media sites like Facebook, or they may offer a Twitter handle for sharing of informational as well.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your NextDoor.com reviews below.
78 ‘NextDoor.com’ Reviews
Nextdoor.com is one-sided. I was temporarily banned and I was not informed of the reason. Probably because I stated something negative about a BLM protest, consisting of all white teens, crowding both sides of a small road, and seriously impeding cars, suv's, and me on a bicycle. I think all that I said was that 'they should move back because there was no shoulder, no curb, nothing but a narrow two lane road with about 30 large white teens waving signs above the road and chanting. Two more days and then I can get back on the "neighborhood" website.
A website for neighbors has gotta have room for negativity and members just want fluff. That's what facebook is for. There are a lot of legal, safety, and ethics issues right now trickling down to the little towns, and we need help, discussion, and answers. This website is not the place.
I was on Nextdoor for a number of years but never used it much, however, about two months ago I logged in just to see what was going on and got a warning from AVG that “This site is trying to read your file “Tax Returns” do you wish to let it? To say the least I said no and got off of my local Nextdoor never to go back!
NextDoor censors - they don't allow conversations to happen - they delete them. That is a terrible way to treat people. Everyone should have the right to say what's on their mind.
Specifically, I said I was missing a whole conversation about how to boost our immune system during this covid-19 time. I know that China and S Korea have successfully treated patients with high-dose IV Vit C. I know my doctor has stopped covid-19 symptoms in people with Viraclear. I know a doctor in NYC has treated people with glutathione. I know of many ways to boost the immune system. That post was pulled.
Then I posted info about the 9-part Vaccine series currently running that was explaining that vaccines are not effective or safe. That post was attacked. Then I was told that I would be banned if I wrote anymore about it.
Well - that info is life-saving. People cannot blindly trust vaccines. They have too much foreign stuff in them that sickens, injures and kills. Bill Gates' vaccines do not have a good history anywhere in the world. They're a ticket to extermination, basically, and we need to be able to say this.
Just a lot of bullying and childish behavior. just like a mini fakebook site. nothing obviously is being monitored.
They use their platform to regulate content which does not agree with their leftist agenda. Speak out against it you are censored. Terrible company.
This site is biased and they want biased "leads"...people in my neighborhood regularly use the site as another means to bash Trump and no-one complains...why??...because it is NOT Republicans that attack free speech...it is the Demonocrats...this site is based in beautiful syringe and human feces infested SAN FRANCISCO!!...well, what a surprise!!...and...the CEO of Nextdoor, a Niriv Tolia, was convicted of HIT AND RUN in 2014...what a guy!!...I don't curse, degrade anyone, mock anyone, etc...but as soon as I DEFEND THE POTUS, THAT WE, THE PEOPLE ELECTED...I am purged from the site for 30 days!!...the lefties piss and moan to the "site police" and I AM THROWN OFF...this is the third (and last) time...on May 14th when I will be allowed back on, (if I keep my mouth shut and let the others disparage my President)...on May 15 I have a letter written to all my neighbors to copy and paste to the website that I am certain WILL GET ME BANNED FOR LIFE!!...so be it...jerks...
100% One Sided...These ND groups are exactly that...groups and if u don't fit in or agree then u r out
had a personal and a business acct......posted in general sec my companies willingness to help and a member who is a ND lead responded she didnt like my approach and for about 8 hrs trolled me slandered my company, my name and then reposted post I'd removed and would not stop no matter how many times i asked her to. she then email me the next day via our company with accusations and worst,,,,,,I changed my profile name after she posted photos of myself and my wife who is not on ND and her place of employment....Then ND disabled my account for name change policy. We then removed the business from the site and asked for a refund of ad cost we had paid in advance and so far nothing..........One sided is a nice way to put it..........So at the top of this page where it says REPUTATION......All TOTAL BS
Unfortunately there are some negative complaints about this website online. However, none of these complaints appear to be about the security of this website or the lack of privacy measures, which is often what most people are concerned about when sharing details of their home life...................Total BS