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  #2916309 20-May-2022 08:39
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I'm with you on the Neighbourly thing. 

 

I think it was supposed to emulate the Facebook local community pages without the Blue Giant being involved, but it's ended up nothing more than spam emails and advertising...mostly for Real Estate Agents and local businesses that want to sell me things I don't need/want/use. 





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  #2916341 20-May-2022 09:29
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Handsomedan:

I'm with you on the Neighbourly thing. 


I think it was supposed to emulate the Facebook local community pages without the Blue Giant being involved, but it's ended up nothing more than spam emails and advertising...mostly for Real Estate Agents and local businesses that want to sell me things I don't need/want/use. 



The idea that I’d actually want to hear from neighbours is where it goes wrong for me!

Since I was about 15 I’ve always said that my ideal neighbours would take at least half an hour to reach by 4WD! 😎





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  #2916343 20-May-2022 09:31
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Handsomedan:

 

I'm with you on the Neighbourly thing. 

 

I think it was supposed to emulate the Facebook local community pages without the Blue Giant being involved, but it's ended up nothing more than spam emails and advertising...mostly for Real Estate Agents and local businesses that want to sell me things I don't need/want/use. 

 

 

I saw that and turned it off ages ago. Not easy to cancel either but I blocked them and haven't had anything from them since.

 

 





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  #2916348 20-May-2022 09:35
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Handsomedan:

 

I'm with you on the Neighbourly thing. 

 

I think it was supposed to emulate the Facebook local community pages without the Blue Giant being involved, but it's ended up nothing more than spam emails and advertising...mostly for Real Estate Agents and local businesses that want to sell me things I don't need/want/use. 

 

 

Neighbourly started off with such promise, seeming to fill a genuine need.

 

At first it was posts like "anybody interested in board games?" "I have a tree with tons of feijoas, come and help yourself" or "anyone got a ladder I can borrow for a morning." However, once businesses got involved, it lost all appeal.





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  #2916361 20-May-2022 09:48
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Gurezaemon:

 

Handsomedan:

 

I'm with you on the Neighbourly thing. 

 

I think it was supposed to emulate the Facebook local community pages without the Blue Giant being involved, but it's ended up nothing more than spam emails and advertising...mostly for Real Estate Agents and local businesses that want to sell me things I don't need/want/use. 

 

 

Neighbourly started off with such promise, seeming to fill a genuine need.

 

At first it was posts like "anybody interested in board games?" "I have a tree with tons of feijoas, come and help yourself" or "anyone got a ladder I can borrow for a morning." However, once businesses got involved, it lost all appeal.

 

 

100% this! 

 

It also used to cover things like "Does anyone know where the best local XYZ is?" or "Look out, my car got broken into last night". 

 

I find it hard to see if there are any of those types of posts on our local Neighbourly spam. 





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  #2916376 20-May-2022 10:22
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Having a parcel "With the Courier" (CourierPost rather than Postie) and the Courier has already been past!


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  #2916382 20-May-2022 10:28
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Trying to book tickets for a show - I want two tickets. 

 

The only decent seats left are in groups of 3 or singles. 

 

I choose two seats. 

 

Message: "You have left a single seat, please make another selection". 

 

I CAN'T MAKE ANOTHER SELECTION!! Those are the only seats available, other than in the nosebleeds where I don't want to go. 

 

 

 

So, it's likely those seats will remain unsold. 

 

 

 

Idiots - Ticketmaster, I am looking specifically in your direction





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  #2916422 20-May-2022 11:54
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Our local community Facebook page is ruled with an iron fist by it moderators. Anything that resembles marketing, spam or misinformation is quickly stamped out and the guilty party banned without question. 

 

What I find worrying about it is the number of pet cats that go missing! Two thirds of the posts are people searching for Misty, Cookie, Mittens or some other typical cats name.


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  #2916483 20-May-2022 12:53
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Senecio:

 

What I find worrying about it is the number of pet cats that go missing! Two thirds of the posts are people searching for Misty, Cookie, Mittens or some other typical cats name.

 

 

If I ever had another cat, I'd call it Gordon or Michael. It would seem so...out of place. 





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Cheap, shitty quality BBQ covers, that range in price from $20 to $2xx

 

Does no one make heavy duty, built-to-last covers anymore??


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  #2916513 20-May-2022 14:46
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Senecio:

What I find worrying about it is the number of pet cats that go missing! Two thirds of the posts are people searching for Misty, Cookie, Mittens or some other typical cats name.



Is that for the Putaruru Python Owners page?

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  #2916534 20-May-2022 16:32
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Senecio:

 

What I find worrying about it is the number of pet cats that go missing!

 

 

Well there’s good demand for them - Cat Fried Rice, Sweet & Sour Cat, Lemon Sauce Cat, Cat & Black Bean Sauce, Cat Burrito, KFCat, Cat Lovers Pizza, Cat with Ginger and Spring Onion, Cat Fu Yoong - the list goes on.





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  #2916593 20-May-2022 19:04
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Handsomedan:

I'm with you on the Neighbourly thing. 

 

I think it was supposed to emulate the Facebook local community pages without the Blue Giant being involved, but it's ended up nothing more than spam emails and advertising...mostly for Real Estate Agents and local businesses that want to sell me things I don't need/want/use. 

 

 

And as its usability has dropped, the demographic left still active on it seems to have tended towards the... eccentric end of the spectrum. I don't know which of those two factors is the tail and which is the dog, but it's not helped the site.

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  #2916594 20-May-2022 19:06
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eracode:

Well there’s good demand for them - Cat Fried Rice, Sweet & Sour Cat, Lemon Sauce Cat, Cat & Black Bean Sauce, Cat Burrito, KFCat, Cat Lovers Pizza, Cat with Ginger and Spring Onion, Cat Fu Yoong

 

 

... strawberry tart... well it's got some cat in it... rather a lot really...

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  #2916616 20-May-2022 22:09
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Handsomedan:

Senecio:


What I find worrying about it is the number of pet cats that go missing! Two thirds of the posts are people searching for Misty, Cookie, Mittens or some other typical cats name.



If I ever had another cat, I'd call it Gordon or Michael. It would seem so...out of place. 



We had one called Sherpa. She liked climbing things.

I’ve suggested Mandu, Apault and Atonic for the next ones.





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