My aunt stumbled across NextDoor, I've heard of it but ignored it. After her raving about it, and how it's better than CraigsList, I decided to check it out. So far, it's not been too bad. I've not found any "amazing deals" on there but, people posting information on the comings 'n goings and goings 'n comings of my surrounding area is nice. Once in a blue moon you'll get the "please use the search feature" guy, or the "two-word response" lady. It's moderated but, so far it's not really need, since only 25% of my area is signed up.
Only small issue I have is, the ads. I get it, they help support the site but, I tend to never click on ads, on purpose. So, for me, they're unneccessary. Time to remove them.
Got uBlock Origin? Get uBlock Origin!
uBlock Origin is a free and open source, cross-platform browser extension for content-filtering, including ad-blocking. The extension is available for several browsers: Safari (Beta), Chrome, Chromium, Edge, Firefox, and Opera.
Not be confused with uBlock.org. They are separate projects, I'm not sure if there's beef or what the real deal is but be sure to search for and only download uBlock Origin for your prefered browser, as noted here https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock#installation
OK, OK, I Got It
Now that you've got uBlock Origin installed, open NextDoor in a new tab. Once it loads, click on the uBlock Origin extension icon the browsers toolbar. When that menu opens, under the giant on/off icon there are 4 grey icons, the last being a setting icon to
Open the dashboard, click that. In the newly opened dashboard window, click the
My filters tab. In the large textarea add the following...
! 12/13/2017, 12:36:09 PM https://nextdoor.com/ nextdoor.com##.post-container:contains(Sponsored)
Apply changes button above the textarea. That's it.
You can now go back the NextDoor tab and hit refresh. The sponsored posts should disappear. You can always disable the ads for a second to see them, or to double-check if they are blocked, by clicking extension icon again, to open the small menu, then clicking on the eye icon (in the second row of icons) to toggle what page elements are being filtered/hidden.
Addionally, but not 100% accurate, you could use this same code to mute a persons posts, if you like. It would also mute a post that said person might have commented on also.
Use it wisely... or not.