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nextdoor - a scam?

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Postby jackdaww » November 7th, 2018, 11:31 am

hope this is correct board.

Moderator Message:
RS: I've moved it to DAK, left a shadow on LoOTP.


we had a letter in the post --

addressed to (my village) neighbour (my address) .

from lorna brown (my village) re NEXTDOOR (my village)

with what seemed to be a 2nd class blue stamp delivered by royal mail.

it all seemed to be from a local person in my local village .

in fact the stamp was a dummy (printed) and the person fictitious.

attempts to sign up require full personal details .

has anyone used them ?

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Re: nextdoor - a scam?

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Postby Howyoudoin » November 7th, 2018, 11:50 am

jackdaww wrote:hope this is correct board.

we had a letter in the post --

addressed to (my village) neighbour (my address) .

from lorna brown (my village) re NEXTDOOR (my village)

with what seemed to be a 2nd class blue stamp delivered by royal mail.

it all seemed to be from a local person in my local village .

in fact the stamp was a dummy (printed) and the person fictitious.

attempts to sign up require full personal details .

has anyone used them ?



Nextdoor are a 'local' social media site where people from the same general area sign up to talk about local issues. Nextdoor took over Streetlife (another local social media site) last year but has struggled to attract new members in the same way that Streetlife did, mainly because it asks for too many personal details from you up front (inc address which it used to state alongside your name - not good).

So not a scam, a legitimate site but of which you still think twice about before registering with too many details.

HYD

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Re: nextdoor - a scam?

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Postby supremetwo » November 7th, 2018, 12:01 pm

jackdaww wrote:hope this is correct board.

we had a letter in the post --

addressed to (my village) neighbour (my address) .

from lorna brown (my village) re NEXTDOOR (my village)

with what seemed to be a 2nd class blue stamp delivered by royal mail.

it all seemed to be from a local person in my local village .

in fact the stamp was a dummy (printed) and the person fictitious.

attempts to sign up require full personal details .

has anyone used them ?


Yet another advert pusher???

https://legal.nextdoor.com/gb-cookie-policy/

What Other Related Technologies Does Nextdoor Use, and Why?

Tracking Pixels: Our advertising partners may use tracking pixels or similar technology to measure the success of the sponsored posts or other advertising products they use. A “tracking pixel” (also sometimes called web beacon, or clear GIF) is a tiny piece of code, invisible to the user, placed on a webpage or in an email and used in combination with a cookie, to link a given activity or impression back to the user; the advertiser includes it in its content so it can measure whether our members interact with that content (for example, by clicking to view an offer). We may set our own tracking pixel on an advertiser’s website so we can measure whether our members found the advertiser’s content effective or interesting, by tracking whether the sponsored post prompted members to take advantage of the advertised offer. This information helps us assess whether sponsored posts and other advertising offers are relevant and interesting to our members and successful for the advertiser.

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Re: nextdoor - a scam?

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Postby Breelander » November 7th, 2018, 2:01 pm

jackdaww wrote:hope this is correct board.


No, probably not. :D

The LoOTPians have a twisited warped refined sense of humour and are prone to mercilessly mock take the mickey out of respond humorously to unsuspecting new posters.

Fortunately for you this was taken seriously and treated as a DAK (which would probably have been the correct board).

Edit: and now I see the Mods have made it a DAK while I was replying.

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Re: nextdoor - a scam?

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Postby jackdaww » November 8th, 2018, 8:06 am

Breelander wrote:
jackdaww wrote:hope this is correct board.


No, probably not. :D

The LoOTPians have a twisited warped refined sense of humour and are prone to mercilessly mock take the mickey out of respond humorously to unsuspecting new posters.

Fortunately for you this was taken seriously and treated as a DAK (which would probably have been the correct board).

Edit: and now I see the Mods have made it a DAK while I was replying.


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thanks

my mistake.

perhaps there should be a social media / communications board .

there's a lot of it about .

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Re: nextdoor - a scam?

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Postby stevensfo » November 10th, 2018, 3:27 pm

Nextdoor took over Streetlife (another local social media site) last year but has struggled to attract new members in the same way that Streetlife did, mainly because it asks for too many personal details from you up front (inc address which it used to state alongside your name - not good).


Never heard of them, but if they're anything like Facebook, I'd just give my address as that of the nearest Police station or the vicar's house, alter my DOB very slightly but give just enough info for genuine 'family&friends' to recognise me.

Steve

PS These sites 'do' make mistakes. I am listed on Facebook as going to a college that I've never heard of, and certainly did not type myself.


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