What is Nextdoor?
Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.
Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.
People are using Nextdoor to:
- Quickly get the word out about a break-in
- Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
- Track down a trustworthy babysitter
- Find out who does the best paint job in town
- Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
- Find a new home for an outgrown bike
- Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name
Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods.
Nextdoor Guidelines for Neighborly Behavior
Our mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer communities everywhere. We hope to inspire each Nextdoor member to be a better neighbor. We challenge members to hold themselves, and each other, to the highest standard of neighborly behavior:
Treat everyone with respect
- Assume good intentions in others and give them the benefit of the doubt.
- Disagree without being disagreeable; focus on issues and do not engage in personal attacks.
- Practice moderation and do not over post in a way that dominates conversations.
- Send private messages or post to a Group when a limited audience is more appropriate.
- Refrain from using profanity or posting messages that will be perceived as discriminatory.
Share helpful information
- Answer fellow members’ questions.
- Share information about crime and safety issues.
- Recommend local businesses and services (without spamming or inappropriate self-promotion).
- Sell, share, or give away personal items that you no longer want or need.
- Discuss community issues (but avoid campaigning).
- Spread the word about local events.
- Provide support to fellow members in need.
Honestly represent yourself
- Use your real name, not an alias, pseudonym, or abbreviation.
- Join as an individual not as a couple, family, or organization.
- Take the time to add a photo and to fill out your profile
View answers to Frequently Asked Questions about these Guidelines.