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Posting a message on EveryBlock

If you're logged into our site, you can either post your message directly from the box at the top of your EveryBlock homepage or from the "Post" link in the top navigation.

  1. You can post messages from the homepage dialogue box.
  2. You can post from any page by clicking "Post" from the navigation at the top of the screen.

Once you enter your headline and message, you'll be asked to select one of the neighborhoods you follow. If you'd like to post a message to a location you don't follow, search for it in the search box.

  1. When posting a message, you'll be asked to post it to a place.
  2. About halfway down the form, you'll find a list of places you follow. If you can't find the one you're looking for, use the search box to find it.

After you post, you’ll have 10 minutes to remove it, in case of errors.

Posting an event on EveryBlock

If you're logged into our site, you can post your event directly from the box at the top of your EveryBlock homepage. Be sure to click the "This is an event" section to fill out additional information. You can also post an event from the "Post a message" link in the top navigation; when you click that link you'll see the "This is an event" option.

  1. To post an event, simply post a message.
  2. Select the event checkbox To make it an event, just click the checkbox.

Your event will post to the area where the event takes place. If the event pertains to another neighborhood (e.g., a downtown march about violence in a particular neighborhood), feel free to post a message in the appropriate neighborhood with a link to the event.

After you post, you’ll have 10 minutes to remove it, in case of errors.

Picking a place to post

You can post a message to an address, intersection, block or neighborhood. You can post an event to an address or intersection.

You should pick the location that best suits the news you're posting. If it's about a business or building, post to an address or interseciton. If it's about a bigger topic that affects your entire neighborhood, post there. By picking a precise place, your message may actually be seen by more neighbors. This is because it'll be seen by all followers of that place, and followers of all neighborhoods and other areas that include that place.

Note that you can't post to ZIP codes or to custom locations. Custom locations are for defining more precisely the area of the city you want to follow. If you want your message to be seen by more people, we encourage you to share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and other networks.

Finally, we ask that you avoid posting the same message to multiple locations. Read our community guidelines for more.

Support your business on EveryBlock

Please don't post promotional messages on EveryBlock. However, if residents are already discussing your business, feel free to jump in, join the conversation or answer their questions.

What to post

EveryBlock is a great way to connect with people in your community. Use it to ask your neighbors questions, share neighborhood news, post events, organize local cleanups and more. Below are some examples of successful posts.

When you're ready to post, visit our message or event posting pages.

Why are helicopters flying overhead? by Ray, Neighbor

Deteriorating CTA platforms by _Gretchen, Horner Park West homeowner

Coyote on Metra tracks by JessicaP

Injured bird found by Jeffrey Littleton

What's happening with the old post office? by gassillios, Paulina & Cortez

Support the neighborhood's new hardware store by NT

Looking for neighborhood clean-up volunteers by Jeff Parker, Bleakly optimistic NW side resident

The new Original Pancake House is now open! by zgwarnki

Does anyone know how to get a stop sign put in? by Patrick, 7 year on and off resident of Rogers Park

Stolen Acura TL rims and tires by Jake H, Greenview and Wolfram

Police search in the neighborhood? by EveryBlock Becca

West Albany Park Green Team needs volunteers and donations by LA, dog and home owner living in AP for 4 yrs

How do we get recycle bins for our building? by Jules

How do we get the city to replace our tree? by Jeremy L., Neighborhood Advocate for Sustainable Change

Plumber needed by Rob S., Albany Park resident, condo owner. Dog owner.