The Neighboorhoods app could benefit from better filtering and confirmation of posts before they go live. I know, this is probably super difficult but below are my reasons why. Lately I’ve found the Neighboorhoods part of Ring to be less and less useful because the signal to noise ratio is getting worse.
I’m running into a problem where there are so many false alarms or frivolous posting where it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t. It seems like people are using it like a social network.
Specifically, I get posts asking if anyone knows whats going on down the street. Or “I heard a loud boom, anyone else here that?”
The worst right now is the constant reports of gun shots. If I were to believe the number of posts about shots fired I’d think I was in a war zone. It’s having a “boy who cried wolf” sort of effect in that I don’t take them seriously anymore and that’s going to cause a real event to go ignored when it actually does happen.
Is there a way for Ring to verify posts before they go live? I’d rather have a slighly delayed but confirmed post than a shower of bogus ones that drown out legit concerns.
I’ve taken to reporting these as inappropriate but I don’t like that solution either because I could make a mistake in the opposite direction and flag something that’s legit which is just as bad.