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Dude, you're totally harshing my network connection.

I feel like a dick asking this, but is there any way to tell if my neighbors are throttling our shared internet connection with downloads? And if they are, is there any way to partition the connection so my connection's not affected? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Feb 3, 2011 - 24 answers

Help with a Barking Dog

My boyfriend is working the night shift for several months, and our neighbor's dog's barking is waking him up in the morning. We are looking for suggestions on how to handle this. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 19, 2011 - 26 answers

neighborhood handyman is a supposedly reformed predator

Should I tell my neighbors that their landscaper/handyman is a violent sex offender? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Dec 2, 2010 - 79 answers

All my router-y neighbors are jamming my internets!

How can I reduce/eliminate interference from other wireless routers in my apartment building? I have a Belkin Wireless N+ router connected to a Linksys modem with Comcast cable internet. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Oct 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Why *wouldn't* we want a legal agreement for a shared fence w/neighbor?

Please help me figure out if I'm being unreasonable to want more than a "handshake agreement" between my condo association and our neighbor to have that neighbor a) build a fence that b) straddles our two properties and c) wants us to pay 1/2 of the construction costs for, and that d) we'd "co-own and maintain." Condo drama inside. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Oct 5, 2010 - 38 answers

Help; we can't breathe!

What are our legal options for relief from a neighbor's constant, extreme cologne when we have a severe, documented medical response? [more inside]
posted by tangram1 on Aug 19, 2010 - 32 answers

Scary Neighbor Or My Bad?

What should I do about my angry new neighbor? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Aug 4, 2010 - 49 answers

I know, I should've listened to my wife

I was nasty and petty to an unpleasant neighbor, and now I feel terrible about it. How do I improve my confrontation skills, apologize to my neighbor and stop beating myself up? Painfully self-conscious guilt fest below the fold. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2010 - 57 answers

Thanks, but literally, get off my lawn.

Our next-door neighbor's opinions about lawn care differ from ours. Hijinks ensue. [more inside]
posted by clavicle on Jul 9, 2010 - 54 answers

Dogs and public parks

I was just called an A-hole for letting my dog pee on a bush in a public park. Is this a typical reaction? [more inside]
posted by deadweightloss on Jun 20, 2010 - 54 answers

Make it go away.

What is this noise coming from the apartment upstairs? I'm being driven slowly insane. [more inside]
posted by venividivici on Jun 16, 2010 - 13 answers

how to deal with terrible neighbors (xenophobic edition)

I'm living overseas, and recently moved into a new neighborhood. My neighbors have the obnoxious habit of congregating outside on the footpath and talking smack about the local foreigner-me. The things I hear are always heart sinking, and sometimes mindbendingly scary. What should I do - if anything, and how can I stop it from getting me down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 39 answers

Obnoxious loud drunk teen neighbors

Loud, annoying neighbors: what to do? Our next door neighbor's (19ish? maybe 20?)-year-old spends all summer out in the Party Garage with ALL his friends, making noise til all hours of the night. [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on May 14, 2010 - 50 answers

Scat, cat!

How can I best protect the baby birds in my backyard from a prowling neighborhood cat? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 4, 2010 - 26 answers

Neighbor Craziness Problem

What kind of crazy is my neighbor and can my landlord do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by fries on Apr 26, 2010 - 20 answers

What is the threshold for neighborly decent exposure?

I moved into a new apartment where my back windows now face other neighbors, not too close, but not very far either. This exchange of views is a new thing to me. My question is: how dressed up do you have to be in order to avoid offending the neighborhood? Anyone with "rear window" experiences? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Should I take an apartment next to a coworker I'm attracted to?

Should I take an apartment next to a coworker I'm attracted to? [more inside]
posted by Gnarly Buttons on Mar 13, 2010 - 50 answers

What to do about the dudes on the porch?

A group of young men are always hanging out in front of my building, drinking beer and smoking weed. Recently, there was some sort of fight that left my neighbor's window broken, and it's gone unrepaired for weeks. From what I gather, this fight has something to do with my neighbor's apartment being burglarized. Right now, I'm feeling intimidated by my neighbors and don't know how to handle the situation. [more inside]
posted by coelacanth! on Mar 2, 2010 - 29 answers

What are my neighbors exploding?!

What could my neighbors be doing that would cause explosions that shake our house (across the street and set back a ways from the road, in a rural subdivision)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 - 41 answers

precarious trash

Mefites I would like to solicit advice in penning a polite yet firm grievance letter to an unknown person (or parties) in my apartment building. [more inside]
posted by sequin on Jan 24, 2010 - 14 answers

is it worth confessing your innocence to someone who is prone to writing you condeming letters?

I received a not very nice letter from my neighbor. Is it worth explaining to this neighbor that I did not actually litter? What happens when someone reports you for littering? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2010 - 46 answers

How to deal with a new annoying neighbor?

It's always been a quiet apartment building, but now we have a new downstairs neighbor that makes noise until 5AM and makes the common-use hallway smell like marijuana and cigarettes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 24 answers

My wonderful apartment smells like smoke.

A new neighbor moved in and now the hallway and my entire apartment reek of second-hand smoke 24/7. I live in Pennsylvania. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jan 12, 2010 - 17 answers

How to prevent people from throwing away their trash in a can not theirs?

What to do about people putting their trash in trash cans which are not theirs? [more inside]
posted by Charmian on Dec 23, 2009 - 24 answers

Throw shit away in another person's can?

Right or wrong: throwing away a tied-up plastic bag filled with your dog's feces into another person's trash can (with trash already in it) at the curb. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Dec 15, 2009 - 67 answers

Scoop your poop!

How do I keep my yard free of dog crap? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Dec 10, 2009 - 20 answers

Dealing with a loud animal repellant

Dealing with a neighbor's loud audio 'animal-repellent' that you can hear, even though you aren't supposed to be able to. [more inside]
posted by empath on Nov 24, 2009 - 16 answers

To Call or Not to Call

I called the police after watching my neighbor chase a family member across the street, yelling and screaming. I requested that I remain anonymous, but I'm worried that I won't be, is there a law about this? (state of Oregon). [more inside]
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration on Nov 3, 2009 - 27 answers

Somebody hurt my cat, how do I find out who did it?

Teenager next door had a party that spilled over into the field behind my house. My cat shows up severely injured. How do I get to the bottom of this? [more inside]
posted by Zebtron on Oct 26, 2009 - 38 answers

How can I tell which apartment buildings block neighbor noise best?

I'm looking to buy a Manhattan apartment (most likely co-op, not condo). What should I be looking for (or avoiding) to minimize my chances of hearing a lot of noise from my neighbors?
posted by sunflower16 on Oct 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Too many condo noise rules = no condo for us?

My fiance and I are in the midst of buying a condo. Offer accepted, inspection went great, still collecting all the documents related to the condo association. Yesterday, we got a three page document that is the "noise abatement policy." We are not happy. But should we suck it up and still buy the place? [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Oct 13, 2009 - 37 answers

Not Exactly Mister Rogers

So I just moved into an apartment, and found out that I have a psycho neighbor. [more inside]
posted by milinar on Sep 10, 2009 - 32 answers

Back off Mrs. Kravitz

I recently moved into a 4 unit apartment building. Across the hall lives a single older woman who is proving to be quite the busy body. The girl downstairs from her and she are friends. The young woman that lives down stairs works for some sort of cash advance operation and when my Daughter got a ride home from a co-worker tonight, this neighbor of mine saw and recognized the driver as someone who borrowed from the cash advance agency, but never paid back, and verbally accosted her in the driveway of the apt. building. It was 8:30 at night and she was wearing a nightgown. I found this very unprofessional, and honestly irritating. What I want to know is how can I handle this without it becoming a building war. I've only lived here a month, but her bulldog approach was very insulting to my guest and very inappropriate. The situation could get sticky since the neighbors are pals. Ugh...what to do!
posted by gypseefire on Aug 31, 2009 - 26 answers

Is there a way to speed up the construction of the house next to mine?

Is there a way to speed up the construction of the house next to mine? [more inside]
posted by hellbient on Aug 13, 2009 - 5 answers

What bird is making this noise and what can I do about it?

What kind of bird is making this annoying noise (mp3 file; alternate link here) behind my Manhattan apartment building? And what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Aug 7, 2009 - 24 answers

Help a non-dog owner understand.

Help a non-dog owner understand. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Jul 30, 2009 - 59 answers

Horrifying screaming next door

Neighbor teen middle-of-night horror screaming! I don't know what to think. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 54 answers

Will I have to hide my collection of "R"-rated movies if I have them over?

How should I interpret these recent interactions with my new, very-LDS neighbors in Sandy, UT? Will a housewarming party be more awkward than it's worth? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Jun 19, 2009 - 26 answers

Can we, and should we, try to help this bullied kid?

My 8-year-old neighbor is being bullied and his parents aren't helping -- is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Jun 10, 2009 - 44 answers

How to protect ourselves when reporting child abuse at a neighbour?

Best way to handle reporting (suspected) child abuse at our only neighbour? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Jun 7, 2009 - 26 answers

Hey you kids, get off of my shared lawn!

What can I do about young people in our condo/townhouse complex? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 7, 2009 - 63 answers

Noisy neighbor advice

Advice on noisy neighbors. My family just moved. Our immediate neighbors are elderly and hard of hearing, and so the TV volume is quite blaring in the evening, grating for us, but hard on our 2 year old. They seem like nice people though cant understand why our 2 year old needs to go to bed at 8. Wondering the best approach to this? Buy them so wireless headsets? They might not like the gesture nor be able to adapt to the intrusion of this new device. On our end we have tried white noise, but the windows need to stay open with the heat.
posted by dougiedd on Jun 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Noise canceling technology for a whole apartment?

Any good solutions for canceling out my neighbor's bass from their stereo without headphones? Headphones aren't an option all the time if I need to sleep. Are their nose canceling stereos? How well do they work? What else could I try? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on May 25, 2009 - 13 answers

What do I do? How can I make them move?

How do I get rid of really bad neighbors? Are there any legal issues with giving out their landlord's cell phone number? Are there any Philadelphia-specific ways to get them to move? [more inside]
posted by Brachiosaurus on Apr 28, 2009 - 38 answers

Please Help Us Deal With A Nasty Neighbor

Please help us figure out what to do about our nasty neighbor. We have a chain link fence between our yards. Because we were on great terms with the people who used to live there before her, their detached garage forms part of the fence that keep our two Labrador dogs in our yard. Two short sections of fence on her property connect their garage to the rest of OUR fence. She just told us that she is going to take those sections down tomorrow, which means our dogs will be able get out of our yard. That is what I need advice about ASAP. [more inside]
posted by 14580 on Apr 24, 2009 - 43 answers

Help Me Help Them Help the Earth

In honor of Earth Day, help me find a creative way to encourage my my neighbor to recycle. We have curbside recycling once a week and they never recycle anything. Their trash is an amazing collection of plastic water bottles, aluminum cans and lots and lots of paper. I hate to see all of this stuff go into a landfill when we have recycling and they have so much to be recycled. Can I do anything to gently prod them into maybe recycling? Is it even my business?
posted by Leezie on Apr 22, 2009 - 28 answers

What's the best way to deal with my annoying neighbors?

My upstairs neighbors and I have had small battles throughout the course of the year, but it's been getting worse as of late. Recently they've taken to stomping around at odd hours of the night, and it's driving us crazy. What's the best way to defuse the situation with them? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Apr 15, 2009 - 28 answers

good stories make good neighbors?

Please help me remember this little zen-like "life-is-what-you-make-it" story about moving to a new neighborhood. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Mar 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Am I the horrible neighbor they seem to think I am?

How late is too late to expect to be able to make a moderate amount of noise in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Mar 9, 2009 - 31 answers

Sharing snowblower ownership

What do I need to consider when sharing ownership of a power tool with my neighbours? [more inside]
posted by ParsonWreck on Jan 30, 2009 - 10 answers

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