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Despite the luxurious three figure income that freelance writing provides, I still find myself seeking side work from time to time. Fortunately, I’m not just a snarky writer, I also happen to be pretty good at fixing broken electronics as well. I often post my repair services on Craigslist, but recently I’ve noticed a lot of my ads for Xbox 360 repairs getting flagged down. Given the fact that I don’t offer any modding services that violate the Craigslist terms of service (and the law for that matter) I was surprised my listings were getting taken down. I was even more surprised when I saw listings going down within minutes of going live on Craigslist. After this happened a few times, I decided to check out the policies governing flagging on Craigslist. From the Craigslist: Free classified ads receiving a sufficient number of qualified negative flags are subject to automated removal.
Based on that description my assumption was that multiple users had to flag a listing down in order to get it removed from the site. After Googling around for a bit, I discovered that several programs are available for purchase, and they make it really easy for one person to get a posting removed from Craigslist. Autoflagging software connects to a proxy server, flags the posting in question, switches proxies, flags the listing again, and repeats that process until the listing goes down. With this new-found knowledge I was certain I had cracked the case. Obviously, another repairman was using an autoflagger to remove my listings. After contacting a few other local repairmen in an effort to find the culprit, I found that I wasn’t the only one having this problem.
At least two other repairmen were going through the exact same thing, so we all contacted Craigslist about the issue. Craigslist never responded to me (or the other repairmen), so I decided to dig a little deeper. I started adding tracking code from to each of my posts in an effort to track down the flagger. There are a couple of ways to determine which users are the ones doing the flagging. The last person to visit a listing before it goes down flagged it down, and there’s a good chance that anyone visiting a listing multiple times in less than a minute flagged it down. I was completely surprised at the results I got from Stat Counter. It turns out that one single person making no effort to disguise their IP address, or location was responsible for almost every flag.
In fact, it appears that all they have to do to get a listing removed is flag it over and over again. Just to be clear, that flagger wasn’t solely responsible for every listing that got flagged down, but almost every listing they attacked did get flagged down.
One listing actually got removed after one single flag from this user. I contacted Craigslist with this new found information, but I never received a response. No system is perfect, but it seems that it should take more than one flagger to get a listing removed from Craigslist. The current flagging system leaves the door open for a great deal of abuse.
Anyone looking to bump competitors off of Craigslist can do so with minimal effort. So, what’s the solution? Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer to that question. Every time a listing goes down in this manner, I contact both Craigslist, and the flagger’s ISP with all of the relevant information, but it seems like neither is willing or able to do anything about it. Author Posted on Categories Tags.
Facts: 1.Craigslist is being ruined for legit posting through abuse of the unaccountable anonymous flagging system. This sytem needs to be shitcanned for something else that locks out the cowardly scum who abuse it now. CL keeps making it harder for individuals to post legit ads(captchas and worse, phone verification) while the SPAM floods in with bots and scamware anyway.
The CL ‘flagging forum’ is a goddamn JOKE resulting in NO action. Just the same old parroted brainless useless responses from halfwit know-nothings in denial about OBVIOUS rampant flagging abuses. The only way Newmark & co. Will wake up to the problem is if another Craigslist Killer appears who decapitates a few nazi flaggers, then eats their livers with fava beans. 1.Craigslist is being ruined by bad posting through abuse of the idiots abusing the posting system held marginally at bay by the flagging of responsible CL users. This system needs to be reenforced by lowering the flag threshold so that those abiding by the ToU have more effect against the scum who abuse it now. CL keeps making it harder for individuals to post bad ads(captchas and better, phone verification) while the SPAM floods in with bots and scamware anyway in spite of the best efforts who take the ToU seriously.
The CL ‘flagging forum’ is a BLESSING resulting in many improved ads and more responsible CL users. We just need more volunteers to help educate the horrible abusers who are in denial about OBVIOUS abuses and entitlement issues.
I had the same problem and did the exact same thing with statcounter and found my flagger then I dug a little further and figured out who that ip address belonged to one trick to figure that out is to send emails to your competitors from a gmail account that is not associated with you or your company act like you are a potential customer to get them to send an email back to you when they email you back, check the email headers for the ip address that the email came from. If its the same email address as the person flagging you, then you know who your flagger is then the next trick is to get them to stop You can always send them a cease and desist letter, threatening legal action if they continue to disrupt your business.
I placed a post under items wanted indicating I was in search of a vehicle and it has been flagged for deletion 7 times now 3 times today so far, A vehicle is an item, it is an item I need therefore I posted it in items wanted and I was not begging for the item I indicated what I could afford to pay. If Craigs List wants it under the Cars and truck catagory then ad a wanted catagory to the cars and truck catagory Craigs List need to remove the flagging function until they can make improvements on it so that they can preview the ad before it is deleted to prevent spiteful vindictive flagging. To tell you the truth this is why most of us flag post.
I’m a DJ and this person is trying to get a DJ for $120 on NYE. Most likely he’s getting paid $800+ and were flagging this piece of shit.
We flag any BS Cheap DJ post or DJ’s posting for cheap. They don’t understand our equipment is not cheap to repair.
Some speakers cost so much to repair in the range of $600 to $1000 each blown woofer. Here is the add. DJ Needed For NYE Party (Equipment Provided) Hi, My friends and I are having a pretty small but still super sick New Year’s Eve Party at my buddy’s place in Woodland Hills and we need a DJ. We’re all in the film industry and have our own equipment, tracks, turntables, speakers, etc. And we could ordinarily do it ourselves but but just need someone to spin the night away. All you have to do is show up, be ready to bump it up, and enjoy yourself. We’ll provide gear and a good time.
Being a small party, we can’t afford to pay that well, BUT we can give $120 for you to spin from 10 PM to 2 AM (4 Hours), give you free booze, and keep you on retainer as a DJ for any events we do (We’re a videography/live event company and are always asked DJ recommendations for big events). Questions, concerns, or ideas? Location: Woodland Hillsit’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests Compensation: 120. It’s people like you who ruin CL for the rest of us. The only “piece of shit” here is you. It’s none of your business what he is willing to pay. If someone else is okay with his offer it’s their problem.
Don’t flag people because you don’t like their rates. I don’t use CL for buying/selling often, but I use the casual dating and the musicians wanted sections regularly. I’m sick of seeing an ad I spent a considerable amount of time writing get taken off because some jealous shmuck didn’t like what I have to offer to other people.
It takes a coward to flag posts. If you have a problem with an ad, message the poster and confront them like you still have your nads attached. Hey DJ DILLHOLE oooh my equipment is expensive thanks for your mad copy and paste skills hope your dj is just as tight. The add says use my equipment money and booze so lets assume its new years in Alabama id say its not as bad as u make it SO STOP U FLAGGITSDEM RALEIGH BOYZreally gimme a min to look into you. No wonder people hate you ya really have nothing better to do SADThe IP thing i think your missing something there ip is the same but if you log out of your craigslist and into your wifes and flag again your ip is the same but the flagging power is increased get it looks like the three strike rule to me for the guy i once tried it on to figure it out SORRY. I hope you die a horrible death something like being raped to death by a gorilla. It truly is pathetic fucks like you who cause people lots of trouble for your own greedy dipshit reasons.
/he isnt undercutting you dipshit, he just had his own gear/venue/booze and was offering someone a decent deal. Your pathetic monkey ass would rather charge a shitload more so you cancel his ad? Fuck you and the ignorant whore you fell from I assure you karma doesnt forget. You will pay for your deeds one way or another idiot.
The invisible posts you’re referring to are referred to as “ghost” posts. Ghosting is actually automated, and has nothing to do with whether or not you annoy CL. A post gets ghosted when it gets flagged too often over a certain period of time. I don’t know that CL has publicly admitted to the specific numbers of posts or time periods that they use to determine whether a post gets ghosted, but the process is automated and has nothing to do with them punishing you for reposting – they’re punishing you for reposting something that gets flagged down each time it goes up. Now, like I said in the article, flagging is broken, and as such, so is ghosting, but it’s important to understand how it all works. Right, why try to have a voice, and be part of the solution?
Do you know what you sound like? And if you don’t like the war in afganistan, you should just get out of americaSomething is definitely wrong when brand new legitimate ads for fairly priced items from loyal users who respect fellow users and the TOU get flagged down in an hour.
If this kind of atmosphere persists, the only people using it will be spammers, and kids who can’t spell trying to sell their bmx that has “ovr $1200 of upgrayyds” for $750. Hell CL responded to my raleigh boyz super troll club, they blocked me.banned me.they even took raleigh RR off their master list and get this.they blocked the word ‘raleigh boyz’ from being posted ANYWHERE in the world on their siteold craig himself was making comments about my RBz club.I made my own website years ago called master troll and I gave tutorials and private instruction to my group of trolls. CL gave in and relaxed their enforcement, they made MAJOR changes to block trolling and mass flagging most of us moved on. Last year I was on a talk show in Europe talking about CL and the rude americans. Yea, read the article, don’t just look at the pretty pictures – my assumption was that you would have to change IP’s in order to flag a post down on your own – after all that’s how all the script kiddies do it – they just write code to proxy hop, flag, and proxy hop again. I tested the stat counter by viewing the ad, and seeing if it caught my own IP – it did. From there, I let it run, and the results were what’s listed above – someone hitting the ad from the same IP over and over again was getting the ad flagged down.
I’m not exactly sure how or why it worked for them, but it did work for them. This is true I heard from one of my friends who knows someone who is flagging my ads because I am selling the same things they are, but cheaper. How is there any salvation to those of us who get flagged from a competitor? I tried to contact CL, but I didn’t get a response. I read that if you had a paid CL account that you cant be auto flagged and removed. I have yet to find out how to get a paid account I would pay not to have a competitor flag me and have my ad removed when I was within the CL tou.
Woody, you dont know the difference between the hole in your head or a hole in the ground. Most flagging that I have encountered is due to selfish people who dont have a life and cannot compete with others so they flag their competition. So the flagging providers make money, which who know may give some kickbacks. I wont mention names. It’s a war and we are forced to retaliate in kind. Go use some else other that CL. No because despite the BS that we have to put up with it is still a free source of business leads.
So the flagging wars will continue until someone gets hurt. Trust me someone will and then there will be some sort of lawsuit to shake things down. Hang in their fellow posters, alot of us feel the pain. Never Give Up! Never Surrender! Flag your enemies into the ground if you can find them! If CL is reading this do the letters “FY” mean anything to you, because apparently you don’t give a darn.
Let’s take For Sale/Farm & Garden as an example. Why would it be acceptable to post Boarding? Or Hay delivery? In a For sale section?
Do what you AGREED to do post ONLY in the site most local to you. Post ONLY in the one category that is appropriate to what you’re offering. QUIT eBegging for free shit. No one want to police you. You’re attitudes leave no choice if we want CL to remain marginally useful to the majority. What you’re describing is how the flagging system on CL is supposed to work.
In your scenario, ads that broke the rules get flagged down while legit ads get to stay up. In theory, it’s a sound system. Unfortunately, that’s not how flagging actually works. If you don’t believe my story for whatever reason, look around the comments here. People posting posting legit ads in the right category in their local CL are having their ads flagged down immediately.
They are using CL as it is intended to be used, but they’re still being flagged down by people who are abusing the flagging system. You’re right when you say that someone misusing CL deserves to get flagged down. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who didn’t do anything wrong that are getting flagged down too.
I would also argue that the TOS didn’t intend for people to police CL with bots designed to flag posts down automatically based on specific keywords or phrases. Further, these bots allow one person to do the flagging of hundreds of people – that would also seem to go against the TOS. These are the problems I’m addressing with this article, and these are the problems a lot of the commenters here are angry about.
Just because you personally haven’t had a problem, that doesn’t mean that the flagging system is working as CL intended. Oh, and as for why their best guess wouldn’t be legit, I suppose sometimes they are right, but the fact of the matter is that they don’t have access to information on when and how a post was flagged.
So, a post that got flagged down by an automatic flagging bot would look the same to them as one flagged down for legit reasons. In either case they would try to find something wrong with the ad. If they’re trying to find something wrong with an ad that was flagged down by a bot, nothing they say is going to be helpful – if you tweak your ad you’ll probably still get flagged down by the same bot.
HH the people trolling the help forums are NOT experienced as you think. ANYONE can go do what they do. I did for a day just because I was bored. They are nobody. Most just want to call everyone a spammer because they have no authority in their own life. They are either minors or house husband whose wives wear the pants so they go on the help forums to feel like they wear the pants for a change.
And the people going there for help often are following all the rules. You don’t know what you’re talking about. It has nothing to do whether we understand flagging or not. Most of us who have repeatedly gotten our ads flagged have looked there first to see if we are violating the rules.
I’ve had numerous ads flagged. How about “Free queen matress, boxframe, and springs”. In the free section. Down within one hour. Or free kitchen tearout. U demo, u haul, free. The listed items.
Down within 1 hour. Posted in free section. With very good, not too big 4 pictures.
I’ve put very benign ads on such as selling coffee table with pictures for reasonable price in the appropriate category. Down in one hour. I’m suspicious now that if you’ve had one ad flagged many more will be, and the more flagged the worse it gets. I’ve spent an hour or two reading the rules and trying to understand what it is I might be doing wrong.
If you can track their IP they might be able to flag you based on my IP so it doesn’t matter what I put where. Free moving boxes in the free section shouldn’t be flagged! Personally I think CL has it ass backwards. The poster should have some protection but all the benefit goes to the flaggers. I’ve even thought of starting a new ‘CL’. Actually, I found out today, it really has nothing to do with rules, unfortunately. I’ve recently had an ad taken down for a short term domestic gig, which I revised several times and put back up.
Yeah I just got done with that forum no matter how polite you try to be they all talk to you in a degrading manner and try to make you feel stupid. I have had more than one cl account. My first one was tied to an email I couldn’t get back onto after my last computer got bombarded with viruses. Second one I was being targeted by some jerk who was giving me a hard time, third one to get around said jerk. Yeah im flouting the rules because somebody is flouting the rules to hurt me.
I started off following the rules but the more I got screwed with the less I cared about the rules and after dealing with those asshats at cl im determined to get around them just for spite. Looking into proxy servers. I have had mainly one ad for a vehicle flagged. That ad was flagged about 7 times. I would just keep reposting it.
I emailed C/L about this issue several times. I have been thinking this thought for a long time. I DON”T THINK ANYONE IS ACTUALLY WORKING AT C/L.
That is why we don’t hear back from them. Anything I have ever received from them was from their ROBOT. DO NOT REPLY.
I think the whole thing is running on a computer based program that is from the Twilight Zone. It is there to mess with our heads when it feel like it. But, I will say this.
I have sold several thousand dollars worth of junk (oops! Items) over the years using this free service.
How can you really complain? What your going to find on CL regarding flagging is the blind leading the blind.
First the people who are helping in the flag forum are nothing but assholes, pure and simple. They have no clue as to what is going on. I have used Craigslistadtracker.com and you would be astounded as to who is looking at your ads and from the repeats you can see the flaggers are cowards and hide behind proxies. Below are Ip addresses I picked up that are looking at my ad. If you see the IP coming up more than once or from the IP 166 series you can be pretty sure that they are flagging you. One way to prevent flagging is to post, wait for it to hit then delete.
You will be warned that if you repost within a certain time frame you would be overposting and subject to removal. What you do is wait until just before the ad expires you repost. It will repost to the spot that it originally had. In addition you need to continually change the header on your ad. Everytime you change the header, the title, the flagger has to reset and begin again. Takes time but the ad stays up. The easiest way to change the header is to place a symbol in front of the title.
Example, hot time in the city, change to ^hot time in the city., at the same time indent your ad, it will drive the flaggers crazy. It’s an underground flagging team sponsored by Ebay. Ebay has wanted to buy the remaining shares of Craiglist for years.
No progress to date. They only own that 1/4 interest purchased many years ago.
They need over 50%, or 1/2, to control the company and brand it Ebay with fess of course. Ebay has no other options. They need to increase profits and grow the bottom line for it’s sharelholders. Reducing the amount of successful transaction on Craiglist, causing some to migrate to Ebay for the item, helps them achieve this growth. Ebay sucks if I am correct about this. Wait a minute, Ebay sucks anyhow!
Kiss_My_ASS flagging Bitches: U MOMMA DUN TEACH U REL GUD?? U SOND SO SMART! TLKIN DEM BIG FANCY WRDS! HEHE!@c3f4c1fa48dbbd18aeeb0d:disqus U’S TEH SMATEST OF EM! NOW U GON TCH ME, YA?
This is how you sound to me, so please stop talking that uneducated bull-shit and crawl back into the closet, as obviously your not ready to be out in public. “shitted” is not a word and for the love of GOD, there is a shift, space, and comma key. Please learn to use them so you might pass yourself off as even -somewhat- intelligible. You know they’re there.
I usually don’t care about retards on the internet, but you.. You were just so special, I had to make a comment. “Your just an educated fool” ya know? As for CL, I only use it to sell feeders and rats. I flag every-so-often, but only when the post actually deserves it. I.E (that is, since I’m not sure Kiss_My_ASS would understand) when they are blatantly breaking the rules, or when individuals getting into posting fights.
There is a forum for that crap, so nothing irritates me more than two people arguing over how these sorts of posts should be in the forum. Hell, I’ve been flagged for selling cheaper feeders.
It can be frustrating. I have been selling stuff for years on CL. I get flagged all of the time. However, a few years ago I discovered a system that works. I have 5 CL accounts, all have unique gmail addresses with phone verification. I post an ad one day, then delete. I rotate my accounts.
Eventually my account gets shut down, But my ads rarely get enough flags to get removed. I never let CL host my pictures, my phone number is a jpg.
And I never allow emails. I don’t put all kinds of key words either. I have considered trying to sell my stuff on other sites, but CL is still the king. I figure if I get flagged, I deserve it.
There is no way for anyone from CL to stop me creating more accounts. I change my IP every time I log into my account and clear my cookies too. Yeah, this seems to be pretty common. Just last month I advertised an item for sale and got flagged. Not sure why. Although, I think one of the potential buyers flagged me to avoid others from seeing it. I posted it several times and got flagged several times.
I had a good price on the object so it sold pretty quickly. This is not the first time. I have had ads flagged for no apparent reason many times.
And yes, that craigslist forum or whatever that community help thing is, is WEAK! Just a bunch of grumpy idiots with no life hanging out on craigslist or whatever. They were no use at all. I have had the same issues with CL.After going to the help forum I was immediately attacked by the people I thought were staff (considering they are on there CONSTANTLY and go off on everyone that asks for help by quoting rules)and told to take my rants another place,that no one person could flag another -that it took hundreds(if not thousands) of readers and was then told they were not staff,that literally nobody cares and there is no staff on CLvery professional and classy lol. So after coming upon your article and seeing you actually researched it I tried to copy and paste it to the forum but you can’t if your new CL has just gone down hill and turned trashy.I appreciate your well written and well researched article:).
Sadly, if you incur the wrath of one of Obama’s ‘internet warriors’, who have multiple-ID software, flagging software, etc (Rants & Rave, Politics), they can actually attach a ‘flagging bot’ to your account, with, again, CL doing NOTHING. My posts, now, last 5-20 seconds OF POSTING. They haven’t even made to the boards!! I post, look at my account page, and within 10 seconds it turns pink to ‘REMOVED’, so PLEASE do not come on here and talk about how this is all on the up and up, and how it’s multiple people flagging.
IT REQUIRES MULTIPLE IP’s – which is what flagging software generates. CL SHOULD take a hand in this, but as someone below says, it’s just a trash-website, now. And anyone who doesn’t believe this needs to do a little research in ‘Obama’s internet warriors’, “I was a paid internet shill”, “Software developed that gives user multiple ID’s and ability to remove others’ posts in chat rooms’, etc. CL is U-S-E-L-E-S-S. I complained to them – several times, of my posts (even piddly for sale stuff) being removed LONG before it made the boards. Their ‘solution’ was to block my account. I could ‘renew’ – I could not post new.
I’d get a “This post is being blocked due to similar posts. Users prefer not to see the same posts over and over”, or words to that effect. Even ‘TEST’ as a post, and the same ‘posted multiple times’ message. If I ever meet someone from CL, I’m probably going to slap them. Sadly, if you incur the wrath of one of Obama’s ‘internet warriors’, who have multiple-ID software, flagging software, etc (Rants & Rave, Politics), they can actually attach a ‘flagging bot’ to your account, with, again, CL doing NOTHING. My posts, now, last 5-20 seconds OF POSTING.
They haven’t even made to the boards!! I post, look at my account page, and within 10 seconds it turns pink to ‘REMOVED’, so PLEASE do not come on here and talk about how this is all on the up and up, and how it’s multiple people flagging. IT REQUIRES MULTIPLE IP’s – which is what flagging software generates.
CL SHOULD take a hand in this, but as someone below says, it’s just a trash-website, now. And anyone who doesn’t believe this needs to do a little research in ‘Obama’s internet warriors’, “I was a paid internet shill”, “Software developed that gives user multiple ID’s and ability to remove others’ posts in chat rooms’, etc. CL is U-S-E-L-E-S-S. I complained to them – several times, of my posts (even piddly for sale stuff) being removed LONG before it made the boards. Their ‘solution’ was to block my account. I could ‘renew’ – I could not post new. I’d get a “This post is being blocked due to similar posts.
Users prefer not to see the same posts over and over”, or words to that effect. Even ‘TEST’ as a post, and the same ‘posted multiple times’ message. If I ever meet someone from CL, I’m probably going to slap them.
I have actually done this; it works. First file a small claims suit against the offending IP address. Any amount is fine. The moment you’re filed, u have subpoena authority.
Go to any cheap attorney and pay him (I’ve gotten it done for as little as $203) to file a subpoena against the ISP of that IP address, for any and all records associated with that IP address, including the owner’s name and address. They MUST comply. If your harasser is going through a proxie, then you must serve a subpoena for each proxie. You follow the bread crumbs back to the source. The last one I did traced back to a guy in Ohio or something who owned a fabric shop. Turned out he was friends with a tattoo artist in Seattle who wanted me flagged off. More people need to do this and make it very public.
Once you have your culprit, add his name to your suit, and hopefully collect damages. People stupidly say “stop using Craigslist”. And the effective alternative is? People were looking to know my real name, my family is very well off, the rant losers could have made trouble or done something illegal, one of my texas trolls took the tricks I taught him and went after some judge, the cops got him. People who come to CL cant be victims just because they get flagged, Everyone knows rants and raves it the CL toilet, the CL staff passed me secrets. At one time I could take out any post in the world with one flag. Facebook is different it involves your real name and pictures.
CL is in the news for being a dangerous site everyone uses fake names and emails. CL is not the only game in town.They have a big name because of the criminal activity in the news. Yes this is so aggravating i think i almost had an aniorism one night cuz of it lol. Not kidding; i was steaming mad and i believe it could make someone do something rash.
But i just wanted to say that i seem to just re-post my stuff and it stays.. Like; i will wait til the next day and re-post and then. No flag/remove. I know it sucks when they flag you immediately. Very damn aggravating but i havnt had to repost in a while.
Maybe they get tired of it. Good luck to all. I feel your pain.
It took me years to figure out that Craigslist is completely dishonest about their “community flagging” system. They willingly throw their users to the wolves without any desire to protect those who would be discriminated against, ganged up on and annihilated by abusive flaggers – regardless of how careful the poster is in following the TOU. It’s a lazy system of managing posts that gives power to lone wolf flaggers or small groups of rogue trolls to delete ANY ad they choose for WHATEVER horrible reason. They say its about the “community” when its really just vigilantism. Craig himself avoids any conversation about himself flagging system, which means that he KNOWS that they are culpable for major financial damages by allowing certain posters to rule over others.
After all, who designed they system? Who employs it? Who sets the parameters?
And why lie about it? Since there are no reasonable options to Craigslist at this point in time I would encourage any and all to challenge this brand of ILLEGAL discrimination and force CL to employ a better system of ad management. One that respects the rights of the user. Craigslist is under cyber attack by terrorists who have hijacked the flagging system individually, and with a variety of malware that infiltrates and attacks user accounts. This is a attack not only on Craigslist, but on inter-intra state commerce in the United States and a clear and present danger to the flow of information on Craigslist across the United States and the world.
Since Craigslist is constantly recruiting these cybers to police their site, they have given them the ability to do so, and are directly complicate in this activity and just as guilty as the people they recruit. They have become the 21st Century Information Nazi’s, disguised as a classified ad site, which benefits mostly themselves. Since they do not want to shut down their flagging system and remedy it, and place other protections to keep their advertisers and users safe, a federal investigation if warranted and will be called for shortly. Heads up.the raleigh boyz are not terrorist but they do have a new generation of flag bots that push through the CL flag filtering measures. 2015 CL put a bounty out for the boyz and again blocked the word raleigh boyz.
2016 CL at great expense revamped their flag system again to thwart the boyz.anyone notice the little trash cans associated with flagging.so cute.the boyz will find a way to overcome it. Check out ”’offersup”” a new way to sell oh btw who says you have freedom of information or speech on paid websites. Its not a right there. Make your website.craig did. Mike, thank you for sharing this information. I realize that I am late to the game on finding this post, but let me tell you, it has helped me to realize that I’m not alone.
I’m a freelance writer as well and have been facing flagrant flagging violations by people, who I am sure are competitors, just feasting away on my ads. It is utterly infuriating. At the very least, the knowledge that the headers are tipping their programs off has helped. I’m now varying my titles in the hopes that I will become too much of a challenge for them to keep up with. I think I’m more determined than they are.
And while Craigslist is by no means the end-all, be-all of advertising my services, it is unfortunately a lucrative aspect of it for me. I simply can’t turn away from it. Anyway, thank you again. I hate to bring political parties into this – mainly because anyone who believes in “their party” is a dupe, but CL is a HUGE backer of the current traitor in the White House, and their staff think he’s come down from the heavens.
That being said, what the CL staff IS, is a bunch of sycophants, who believe in ‘free speech’ – as long as they control it. I have anti-government posts (which happened to be based on true and factual information) REMOVED IN SECONDS OF HITTING ‘PUBLISH’. Literally, seconds. What these little company pissants do is find someone who’s ‘free speech’ they feel should not be exercised; Telling the truth, exposure, exposing lies, exposing Obama, etc., so it was explained to me (by someone who WORKED at CL, previously) that a ‘flagging bot’ is then placed on your account, with multiple ‘keywords’ which will AUTOMATICALLY trigger an almost instantaneous removal. I’ve had ‘for sale’ posts removed in seconds for my mistake of trying to post the truth in POLITICS, but it pissed off a Craigslist-employed loser, who then placed a flagging bot on my account, removing 10 posts down my account list – in one instant – most being simply ‘for sale’ posts in appropriate forums. I had what’s known as a ‘troll’ on CL harassing me, sending me threatening E mails – anonymously, of course, protected by CL.
I would have been happy to meet and settle the issue, but as it turns out, he LITERALLY was a diminutive little loser, ACTUALLY living in a rented room in a TRAILER. Someone knew him from High School and outed him. I contacted CL, however, forwarding the unbelievable E mails this clown sent. CL NEVER responded. The troll went merrily on, harassing EVERYONE. They CLOSED my account. Applying logic to CL is like trying to apply logic to government.
To be completely honest, many users posts are strictly prohibited and they post them anyway. They ignore the simple rules provided by Craigslist to make the site better for everyone. For instance, there are no “Wanted ads” or “pet ads” permitted in the FREE section of craigslist.
Every day, I find numerous prohibited ads like this that truly need to be flagged. Why people insist on breaking simple rules is beyond me.
You may not all like craigslist, but their simple rules are there for a reason and yet many of you continue to abuse them. I also find a lot of dealers posting the the “by owner” section. If people would just follow the simple rules, then a lot of this flagging would become unnecessary. As for people flagging others to eliminate competition, shame on you!
What comes around goes around. Craigslist is an absolute joke and their arrogant attitudes regarding dealing with the many flaws only ads to the frustration. Just like America’s problem company Comcast, the only way to stop them is to fight back by ignoring the shi* outta them and doing everything within your power to avoid using their services. This being done en masse in America seems highly unlikely with the many braindead sheeple, but I can still dream about the day Craigslist gets their as*es handed to them by a newer and much better service out there. Fight back, walk away from Craigs dumb non functional douche bag list!
First of all, I got to call this guy out on his lying. I know for a fact that Stat Counter does not work with Craigslist. In fact, they directly told me that Craigslist does not allow Stat Counter. Don’t let this guy con you into buying anything. I’m sure that us his whole point in posting this, in hopes that you will download and buy Edit Plus ( which you will find out you need after you got yourself a Stat Counter account). If you can’t trust someone like this to be honest with you in the first place, his product isn’t worth buying.
Besides that, if you trying to make this happen for Craigslist, I promise you will not get results. Don’t take MY word for it.
Contact Stat Counter Customer Support and ask them yourself. This article should be flagged because technically, it is false advertisement. Maybe I should contact the BBB and have them check this guy out out. Anyways, email and ask them yourself about using this on Craigslist.they will tell you it is not allowed on there.
I hope I saved somebody from helping out this conning, manipulative liar who wrote this false advertising ad. You will think twice about this, writer, cause I am reporting you to BBB right now.
By the way, writer, why don’t you prove to the people that the picture above is giving out Stat Counter result from Craigslist? Why did you cut off the title or reference stating what exactly that picture is stating? I know it’s not Stat Counter.
That would be purely impossible. Public, do not believe the pic in this blog that has a list of whatever happening 29 Apr IE 9.0 Win 7 South Jersey Craigslist.it’s not a Stat Counter report.
Do you even see the title Stat Counter anywhere in it? No, cause this guy is a CON ARTIST, SCAMMING piece of shit! Flagging as you have described is simply not possible any longer. Craigslist has long since incorporated some additional measures to prevent flagging abuse by one person. Some of those measures are: only flags from local IP addresses count, only 4 flags are counted from a given IP address over a specified time frame like an hour, the system tracks other things that are now sent by internet browsers to catch people jumping IP addresses. All the while they have instituted similar measures to stop abusive ad posting. Some of the abusive ad posting measures include making ads easier to remove when someone posts lots of ads in a short time frame, filtering on certain words that are prohibited, catching text being obfuscated in pictures, tracking ad posting IP addresses, tracking information sent by computer browsers, and so on.
The fortunate thing is that if you post within the rules (written and unwritten) and community norms, you rarely will have an ad with a low enough flag threshold that anything other than dozens to hundreds of people flagging it could cause removal. The whole “vindictive flagger” or “competition flagging” abuse thing is so unlikely that certainly there are problems with the ad or how someone is using/abusing Craigslist causing their issues. I have been very unhappy with Craigslist these days. I don’t sell a lot of stuff, but when I do, I have always preferred Craigslist over eBay because eBay’s fees are too high for some things.
I haven’t ever had anyone flag one of my listings on Craigslist, but I have on numerous occasions received nasty emails from other people on Craigslist, who are only emailing me to cut me down for what I’m selling and/or the price I’m asking. But I always have OBO on every item I’ve posted for sale.
I just flagged an email from someone tonight who sent me a nastygram because he thinks my price is too high. Why can’t people just leave others alone? If you don’t like what you see, keep scrolling and pass it.
No need to be nasty. I ended up here by doing a Google search for “what happens when I flag an email from Craigslist?”. Well Well CL had to make more changes to thwart my latest flag bot.the 2015 bot was unstoppable and it was a great piece of hardware that bombarded the CL flag abuse filters, for years we proved ourselves in toilet R&Rs and these flag bots were fetching 1000s per copy with the unscrupulous realtors and auto dealers.soon there were too many bots successfully flagging many post and CL had to revamp their site’s flagging system again. The Cover Letter Book James Innes Pdf Files. Anyone notice the little trash cans associated with the flagger.tee hee yes the Raleigh Boyz super troll flagger club made a another mark on CL.