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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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This is not a shameless ploy to get you to look at my f/s ad.. so if you think it is, don't read any further..

I have a listing here on gl for a trailer f/s. I posted the same ad to craigslist, and it was flagged & removed 24 hours later..

wtf..

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http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=90350

I got 1 email from a prospective buyer in the 24 hours the ad was up.. when I called him on the phone I mentioned that the craigslist ad was removed he said 'yeah, thats been happening a lot lately, I'm about ready to give up on selling stuff there'....

anyone else have any problems - or do you see any reason why my GL ad would be flagged on craigslist?
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Maybe the way you ranted about secretary of state someone misinterpreted it.

be short and sweet and then when people call tell them about your feelings toward going to the sos. sometimes what is read can easily be misinterpreted.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #3
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is your craigslist ad a link to gl4x4?
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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You used the words 'beaver' 'tail' 'cox' and 'ball'.
It was flagged for inappropriate language.
No lie- happened to me and that was what I was told when I complained on their forum.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #5
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is your craigslist ad a link to gl4x4?
nope...
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #6
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You used the words 'beaver' 'tail' 'cox' and 'ball'.
It was flagged for inappropriate language.
No lie- happened to me and that was what I was told when I complained on their forum.
any idea if this is something that is automatically flagged or does a human do it?

added piece of info here - the exact same ad ran from April till it expired w/o issue..
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #7
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any idea if this is something that is automatically flagged or does a human do it?

added piece of info here - the exact same ad ran from April till it expired w/o issue..
I'm not sure, but I do think that they are using a software nanny, my neighbor had a bunch of used work shirts for sale and he got flagged for using the word 'Dickies'.

I've only noticed it in the last month or so. Reposting your ad will get you flagged too, even if you delete the original.

C-list had to do something tho- too many dickwads were screwing it up.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #8
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here's my 2nd attempt http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/for/756301487.html
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #9
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Looks safe, don't post in another geographic area on c-list (ie metro Detroit) as double posting will get you flagged as well.

Between myself and two neighbors, we have c-list ads posted 15-20 times a month, it's been getting real picky lately.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #10
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I got nailed once before for the multi-metro posting..

Thanks for all the feedback..
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Old July 15th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #11
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It's EVERYWHERE peoople have been flagging stuff for no reason
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Old July 15th, 2008, 06:38 PM   #12
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hmm, I wonder how.

Could it be something like when a CL list gets posted here, picked on, and flagged to death?
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Old July 15th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #13
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hmm, I wonder how.

Could it be something like when a CL list gets posted here, picked on, and flagged to death?
yeah, but a month or so ago i was GIVING away a propane grill.
all the ad said was free grill, some rust, still works 3 burner come and get it.

got flagged 4 times in 2 days
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yeah, but a month or so ago i was GIVING away a propane grill.
all the ad said was free grill, some rust, still works 3 burner come and get it.

got flagged 4 times in 2 days
If that's how you worded it that was some asshat doing it.

I've tried to get an answer from c-list if they are using a language filter, hoping to alert them that it's a bit overzealous, but no response as yet after 2 weeks.

As usual, Craigslist was a good thing until the jerks screwed it up for everyone. My wife has her ad on there for home health care, it's been getting flagged lately.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #15
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If that's how you worded it that was some asshat doing it.

I've tried to get an answer from c-list if they are using a language filter, hoping to alert them that it's a bit overzealous, but no response as yet after 2 weeks.

As usual, Craigslist was a good thing until the jerks screwed it up for everyone. My wife has her ad on there for home health care, it's been getting flagged lately.
from what i've gathered the only filtering/flagging is all manual done by users and a select group of mods per location
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Old July 15th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #16
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Someone else selling a trailer in the same location you listed yours flagged it since it was competition.

Regarding the free grill, it was probably Immortal making sure he could get there before any other street urchins did.
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the flagging on c list is out of control
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Old July 15th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #18
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As usual, Craigslist was a good thing until the jerks screwed it up for everyone.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #19
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Someone else selling a trailer in the same location you listed yours flagged it since it was competition.

Regarding the free grill, it was probably Immortal making sure he could get there before any other street urchins did.
I bet you're right on both counts... he's got quite the freebie collection
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