While every neighborhood is unique, one thing remains constant — neighbors want their community to thrive. The neighborhood is where you connect with people from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, and have conversations that bring people together and spark change. As we approach the U.S. election, we wanted to provide clarity and tools to support civic engagement and neighborhood conversations, particularly around local and national politics.
This local and national political issues help center article has been refined to provide clarification on our existing guideline: local topics are allowed in the main feed and national topics should be discussed in a Group. To remind members to discuss national politics in Groups, we have created a pop-up that will appear if it looks like the post is about a national topic.
For posts that evolve into an engaging discussion (i.e. a large number of comments on the post), we will generate a notification asking the member who created the post if they would like to continue the discussion in a Group. Moving to Groups optimizes the discussion for longer-term utility and engagement for interested members.
We hope that you’ll continue to have conversations on Nextdoor that have a positive impact on your neighborhood. And thank you, as always, for working to make your community stronger and kinder.