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Old 06-08-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Works great in Terrell Heights, except for the grouchy people in nearby northpark.

Just kidding. Works really good for lost pets or safety issues that need immediate broadcast to the neighborhood an surrounding neighborhoods. You can adjust the amount of emails you get in the settings so you aren't bombarded by 100's a day.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:31 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Or does your neighborhood have an alternative service, FB page, text or email list, or forum?
I overlooked this part of the OP with my first reply. Since it hasn't been addressed much in the thread, I'll chime in with some details.

My neighborhood has an email list, a Twitter account, and a Facebook group, in addition to Nextdoor.

A few years ago, we had a forum that drew exactly 3 posts in a year and a half, before it was closed down. The email list is almost never used. The Twitter account is only used occasionally (because it's too public, I'm told) and the Facebook group has far fewer members and gets maybe 10 percent of the message traffic that Nextdoor does.

In my experience, Nextdoor is the best tool for the job of communicating within a neighborhood.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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I used it for awhile in my 'hood, but it just got annoying. Lots of bickering.

We have various FB groups (also annoying), regular newsletters and lots of talking
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks for all the replies!
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I bailed on it after a week. A really bad idea and full of neighborhood shut-ins and other nuts.

Got on because cops recommended it as a way for them to communicate with the neighborhood.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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It's used a little in our neighborhood; FB is more often used.

I don't much care for it because the street I live on is visible. I changed my settings so the house number isn't available, but it's a fairly easy search to find where I live.
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:16 AM
 
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We use it a LOT in Alamo Ranch. We've broken ours down into different sections for classified ads, safety, activities and various social groups. It's been great in getting participation for neighborhood get togethers, community clean up events, etc. I've met neighbors that I would probably have never met without it
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Nextdoor is very popular in the Bulverde/TPC area. My neighbor founded our neighborhood about 2 years ago and it's been flourishing around the area since.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:35 AM
 
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I heard that my neighborhood has one but it is not very active. Either way I wouldn't join it. Don't even use facebook.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We use it a LOT in Alamo Ranch. We've broken ours down into different sections for classified ads, safety, activities and various social groups. It's been great in getting participation for neighborhood get togethers, community clean up events, etc. I've met neighbors that I would probably have never met without it
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Nextdoor is very popular in the Bulverde/TPC area. My neighbor founded our neighborhood about 2 years ago and it's been flourishing around the area since.
Thanks for sharing. Good to hear there are also some positive examples of how it is being used.
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