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Nextdoor’s new Kindness Reminder wants to stop neighbors from being so mean

Nextdoor, the social networking app for neighborhoods, is including a brand new Kindness Reminder characteristic to try to dissuade neighbors from posting imply feedback. Now, should you try to publish a remark that’s too much like one which’s been flagged up to now, the app will immediate you to edit your response and supply a hyperlink to group tips.

Over the years, Nextdoor has gained a repute for the petty, and infrequently imply feedback that a few of its customers go away on the platform, particularly in comparison with rival neighborhood message board Front Porch Forum. The finest examples of those will be discovered on the Twitter account Best of Nextdoor which, considerably unsurprisingly, the corporate’s ex-CEO Nirav Tolia wasn’t significantly keen on.

Nextdoor’s new Kindness Reminder wants to stop neighbors from being so mean

“Kind replies make a difference,” the brand new Kindness Reminder reads, “We noticed your reply looks similar to content that’s been reported in the past. Would you like to rephrase it?” Although you’re free to publish your remark in its unique type, the colourful “Edit reply” button is clearly designed to be extra eye-catching. In its beta check of the characteristic, Nextdoor stated a “significant number” of customers selected to edit their feedback after receiving the message.

Nextdoor says the characteristic makes use of machine studying to research earlier feedback which were flagged for holding offensive content material. The firm provides that the characteristic will co-exist with the service’s present human moderation instruments.

The new Kindness Reminder is launching at present within the US, and Nextdoor says it’ll launch globally within the “coming months.”

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