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    • elverson
    • By elverson 7th Feb 17, 8:18 AM
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    elverson
    Streetlife / Nextdoor
    • #1
    • 7th Feb 17, 8:18 AM
    Streetlife / Nextdoor 7th Feb 17 at 8:18 AM
    Does anyone here use either of these websites? I've been a Streetlife member before and have now been asked to migrate my account to Nextdoor, but this seems to be poorly set up in privacy terms as you have to have a full name and your street name on your profile.
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    • dglp
    • By dglp 1st Mar 17, 5:18 PM
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    dglp
    Broken link.
    Firefox can't find the server at www.streetlink.com.
    Problem loading page at streetlink.co.uk
    Streetlink.org - nope

    Streetlink | StreetLink - Help connect rough sleepers to local services

    Aha!
    http://hstrpiaqc5zox872e.plushcontent.com/
    operating as mystreetlink.com
    Last edited by dglp; 01-03-2017 at 5:22 PM. Reason: link edit
    • cjc178
    • By cjc178 2nd Mar 17, 12:44 AM
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    cjc178
    mystreetlink
    I was on streetlife for the last four years and really didn't like the way the American site Nextdoor took it over and expected us to go along with them. Their security for it's member is so poor your expected to give out your full name and the road you live in. The only saving grace is that you can remove the door number of your house otherwise you would be handing out your full address and name to who knows who. I like to think my neighbours are good but if I'm writing on the site I don't want everyone knowing what's going on in my life. The new site mystreetlink seems to be the best replacement that I have seen and I'm hoping that the people from my area who had tried to keep in touch will also move over to the new site rather than nextdoor as they have all said they don't like the security aspects of Nextdoor. It's a shame that yet again money, the selling of streetlife to the Americans has ruined a really good thing and it's been replaced by an American also ran!
    So Glad that Urban Miner told us about mystreetlink, so I could move to that site instead, just hoping now that it's not too late and that some of the rest of our local group will also follow.
    cjc178
    • figwit
    • By figwit 4th Mar 17, 8:30 AM
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    figwit
    UK alternative lowcle.uk
    I came across a UK based alternative called lowcle. The site can be found at lowcle .uk and from what I understand, it's rolling out to postcode areas one at at time. It seems quite popular in East Kent at the moment.

    When choosing an alternative site, remember your data is not secure unless the url contains https, the "s" is the important part.

    This new site certainly seems to be getting some good feedback from the users in my area and it's good to see that ex-streetlife members are finding there way on there. I hope for other users it rolls out across the rest of the country.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 4th Mar 17, 9:26 AM
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    RumRat
    How many of these does the Country need???
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • Farway
    • By Farway 4th Mar 17, 4:03 PM
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    Farway
    How many of these does the Country need???
    Originally posted by RumRat
    Same as newsapapers, if we all liked the identical things it would be a dull old world

    Think Captain Morgan & Woods RR
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 4th Mar 17, 6:20 PM
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    RumRat
    Same as newsapapers, if we all liked the identical things it would be a dull old world

    Think Captain Morgan & Woods RR
    Originally posted by Farway
    You made me go and get a tot......and Lent was going so well......

    However, if everyone joined their own street thingy then the system would be fragmented and it would defeat the purpose......Wouldn't it?
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 4th Mar 17, 8:46 PM
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    no1catman
    OTOH - you can join as many (or as few) as you like. No reason to decide on 'the one', it's not being disloyal to one - to join another, and then another.
    You can enjoy the differences between them.
    I used to work for Tesco - now retired - speciality Clubcard
    • CliveF
    • By CliveF 8th Mar 17, 4:53 PM
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    CliveF
    Kahuti.com
    I was a user of Streetlife which I liked, I migrated to Nextdoor which I find terrible, I quickly moved on to Kahuti which is a new offering and have found it to be an excellent replacement for Streetlife, although it's new the developers are listening to the users and implementing good suggestions for improvement all the time. I recommend this package to everyone and especially to ex-Streetlife Nextdoor users not happy with Nextdoor. You can evaluate Kahuti in Guest mode before you sign up, and if you have any problems there are always friendly people around to answer your questions. If you want to try it you can find it at kahuti.com
    • CliveF
    • By CliveF 8th Mar 17, 4:57 PM
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    CliveF
    Coverage
    It will work worldwide just give it time its only just started up !!!
    • Terry S(really)
    • By Terry S(really) 11th Mar 17, 8:11 PM
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    Terry S(really)
    Avoid!!!!! Go to Kahuti.com instead
    Lots of people dislike Nextdoor for various reasons and they are reforming the old Streetlife community on Kahuti.com This is a new site (it only launched in the UK in February 2017) and is also American, but the developers are very responsive and are working hard to improve the site in line with feedback from users. There is no requirement to enter a full name and the site will accept pseudonyms and a general location, so the privacy concerns with Nextdoor do not arise and there is no pressure from the site.

    Kahuti is being developed rapidly and has the potential to be even better than Streetlife. It has been warmly received, but needs more active users although numbers are increasing daily and Kahuti communities are starting to spring up all over the country.

    Kahuti appears to be the most suitable and popular of the replacements for Streetlife. The speed of development and response times show the founders are fully engaged with the site and they are now talking about mail shots to increase the number of users. This appears to be a serious site with the intention of remaining for the long term.

    If you joined Nextdoor, make sure you instruct them to delete your ID and data when you close your account.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 11th Mar 17, 10:13 PM
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    RumRat
    With the amount of free spam advertising on here it's no wonder it's growing....
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • DB4rc
    • By DB4rc 16th Mar 17, 11:23 AM
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    DB4rc
    Fun way of bringing attention to this issue
    Is this story fictional, factual or just a mystery to be solved? Are you in the cast without knowing it? If so, how will the story end for you?

    You’re in love and you’ve been dating for a few years. You had no reason to suspect that anything could go wrong.

    You never saw it coming. You return home one day and your lover, SL, tells you that they’re leaving you immediately and moving in with a work associate, an American called ND. ND has decided to open up a new venture here and SL is going with them. SL tells you they think your future prospects no longer appeal and ND offers SL a life of luxury. SL will move their stuff out in 2 weeks. For good measure SL tells you that ND wants to be friends and offer you a position in the business too. That’s it! Take it or leave it. Accept it and move on! Really?

    Desperate and rejected, you decide to find out a little more about this dark force that swept in and rocked you to your very foundations. So, you start browsing and checking out social media: you learn many things.

    Clearly ND is a clever marketeer but possibly runs some kind of quasi-pyramid structure. The earliest people to join ND’s venture automatically become group leaders in their own selected, confined area and they’re encouraged to lean on, cajole and influence others to join their group. You learn that ND keeps a black book, within which are kept everyone’s full name and address details: powerful data to be used at will and for his own advantage. Of course, ND never admits the details are for any other reason than to ensure people are genuine. People joining the lower tiers are like pawns. The group leaders are also like mediators; they may not realise it at first but they’re able to censor and control who is allowed to be in their group and whether they approve of the discussion subjects.

    You thought you knew SL well and you can’t begin to understand how SL allowed themselves to be swept up by this person.

    Whilst finding out more about what ND looks like and what others have said about ND on social media and forums, you happen to see a few photos of an attractive, younger-looking person in the background. This person, K, appeals to you and lightens your dark moments. You learn that K is actually a cousin of ND but K’s demeanour looks different. In fact, you realise that K looks a lot like your stolen lover, SL. Feeling brave you invite K into your friendship circle. Amazingly, they respond willingly and quickly, explaining that whilst K has to mix with ND back home, K doesn’t approve of ND’s ways and means. K likes you too and you arrange to meet up. K seems chatty, good at listening to your problems and eager to help you out.

    Will you get together with K or just accept the fait accompli? Will there be a happy ending?

    Clues: If A = 1 to Z = 26, then 14 4 = Where does your neighbour live? 19 12 = What gets lived on a synonym for a road? For K check out 23 23 23. 11 1 8 21 20 9. 3 15 13
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 16th Mar 17, 11:33 AM
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    AndyPix
    ^^ That hurt my brain
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • Stephanie4304
    • By Stephanie4304 22nd Mar 17, 5:54 PM
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    Stephanie4304
    Helpfulpeeps.com
    I was a user of Streetlife for a long time and tried to move over to Nextdoor but it wasn't for me..... The community didn't seem as friendly, which really sucked and we all know about them showing the exact location ... kinda scary! I came across Helpfulpeeps back in January after seeing a Facebook ad and I'm pretty hooked!!! Everyone is super friendly.. It's all about helping each other and asking if you need something and I've been totally shocked. Got some help with gardening which was a bit out of the blue. Thanks to everyone here because there's some new places for me to try .... hopefully helpfulpeeps is a bit of a welcome relief after this Nextdoor trouble for you guys too
    • MAsghar
    • By MAsghar 23rd Mar 17, 7:21 PM
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    MAsghar
    Lohalo.com
    A far better way! Try Lohalo available as Mobile App too for iOS and Android.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 23rd Mar 17, 8:33 PM
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    RumRat
    More spam in this thread than in a Monty Python sketch.....

    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • EmmaK145
    • By EmmaK145 24th Apr 17, 10:34 AM
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    EmmaK145
    scooploop.com
    I was really sad when Streetlife closed and wasn't happy with Nextdoor at all with their restricitive loacation and abominable privacy settings (or lack of!!). I saw an ad on Facebook for ScoopLoop this weekend and it's by far the best alternative I've seen since the whole ordeal. Privacy is not compromised, the area sizes are decent and not as restricvtive as Nextdoor's and the layout is way more user friendly than other local sites like MyStreetLink and Kahuti I've seen. Membership is a little low at the minute they only launched recently but I think it's the best alternative to Streetlife. It's also UK owned and operated, by a small team in London who are extremely responsive to feedback.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 24th Apr 17, 2:58 PM
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    Farway
    I've had a quick look at tha above, seems like business orientated, find a plumber sort of thing, not chat about local stuff, like dog poo on pavement or fly tipping
    • Andy Jonson
    • By Andy Jonson 10th May 17, 5:50 PM
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    Andy Jonson
    Wow scooploop could do with some members, nothing like streetlife. That was a waste of registration, as for kahuti if you want to read pages of jokes, cycling vs car debates and numerous pages of inane chit chat it is certainly the place to go.........................
    Will keep looking :-)
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 10th May 17, 11:03 PM
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    chrisw
    Despite the original concerns over Nextdoor, it does seem to now be picking up where Streetlife left off around me.
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