It seems it's the same the nation over!
Yes - and in addition to the kind of posts you mention, there's also the occasional post about planned or proposed developments to improve the town, which never fail to bring all the grumpy locals out in force, moaning in the comments along with their "angry face reactions".
As well as dog poo and lost dogs/cats we also have endless questions about the bin collections: What day do the bin men come, what day will they come if there's a bank holiday, why haven't some bins been emptied, has anyone seen a missing bin that wasn't returned after being emptied.
The quality of any moderation is a big factor in the quality of any group. My local group is well moderated with each post approved by the owner before it appears. That keeps out a lot of the rubbish.
Yes, similarly we too have a "rival" group - but rather it is focused on taking the (expletive) out of the posts in the main group, albeit in a lighthearted manner.So we also have a rival 'banned from xxx' page which is quite amusing.
Goodness, don't get me started!As soon as you hear a helicopter in the sky or an emergency siren I guarantee they’ll be someone on the group asking why it’s there.
I'm going to start a local one.
Here's my first post:
It's disgusting how much dog poo there is around here, it leaves nowhere virgin for my dog to crap on.
I reckon it'll be an overnight success.
They weren't doing nothing. They'd seen some dog mess, so stopped their car to post about it in the local Facebook group.A car pulled up by the side of the road earlier, and just sat there for 10 minutes doing nothing. It then went away again. Anyone know what was going on?
... especially with the reduction in the number of newsagents with cards stuck up in their window.short of knocking round everyone in the local area what better way to find a decent trade?
absolutely. However, a moderator and founder of a (previously public) local facebook group near me got so fed with the verbal abuse he was getting because of his insistence that businesses that advertised (for free) be local (and, this is guesswork, the lack of support he got from other moderators) that he walked. I was never a member, there was so much hostility.These are all moderation issues ...