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Community Guidelines

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2018 12:06PM PDT


Our mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.

We want all neighbors to feel welcome, safe, and respected when using Nextdoor. For that reason, we've developed a set of Community Guidelines describing what behaviors are – and are not – allowed on Nextdoor. The crux of our Guidelines can be boiled down to one simple statement: Everyone here is your neighbor. Please treat each other with respect.

We rely on you, the neighbors who make up the Nextdoor community, to report content that violates these Guidelines. Violating the Community Guidelines has consequences, which may include removal of content, suspension of posting privileges, or even a permanent ban from Nextdoor. Because of the diversity of people in any neighborhood, please keep in mind that while something may be disagreeable to you, it may not violate our Community Guidelines.

Learn more about Nextdoor’s moderation systems for enforcing the Community Guidelines.



Everyone here is
your neighbor.
Treat each other
with respect.


Be helpful, not hurtful

The heart and soul of Nextdoor are the helpful conversations that happen between neighbors. When conversations turn disagreeable, everyone on Nextdoor suffers. Our Guidelines prohibit posts and replies that discriminate against, attack, insult, shame, bully, or belittle others. See more detail about this guideline.

Don’t use Nextdoor as a soapbox

Nextdoor is a communication platform that allows neighbors to mobilize and get stuff done like never before. However, favorite causes that are pushed too hard, political campaigning, and personal views on controversial issues will inevitably rub one’s neighbors the wrong way. We rely on our members to report those who are over-posting, campaigning, and posting or ranting about controversial, non-local issues. See more detail about this guideline.


Promote local businesses and commerce the right way

On Nextdoor, we support local businesses and encourage neighbors to share helpful information about their favorite businesses and services. We also encourage neighbors to buy, sell, and give things away. Nextdoor is actively working on solutions for local businesses to participate in their Nextdoor neighborhood. See more detail about this guideline.

To find and claim your business page, click here.

Use your true identity

Nextdoor is a network for you and the people who live in your local community. To that end, using your true identity and honestly representing yourself are key parts of being a Nextdoor member. See more detail about this guideline.


Keep it clean and legal

Keep all content and activity family-friendly and legal, and adhere to our rules about regulated goods and services. See more detail about this guideline.
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2018 12:06PM PDT
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