Here’s a slightly tongue-in-cheek US article suggesting the stereotypes you might find on a neighbourhood site – ‘the wonders and weirdos on your email group’. They include:

  • The loose cannon
  • The armchair urban planner
  • The neighborhood patrol nut, and
  • The entitled pet owner.

Among the additions in the comments section, recognition is given to ‘Local conspiracy theory guy’ and the wannabe editor ‘who needs to correct everyone’s online spelling and punctuation’. Ring any bells?

So who wants to start a UK version of this list? Ah, that’ll be the List-Starter.

Thanks to Steven Clift of e-democracy.org for the heads-up.

Kevin Harris