Whats up with Craigslist?

@irishmist (3820)
United States
June 1, 2008 1:55pm CST
I visit Craigslist almost everday, and I'm really sick of seeing all the spam ads and all the same re-post over and over again. These spammers are placing ads in job sections, as well as the pet section, and everywhere else that they can. People don't want to see these ads when they are looking for a job, pet or even looking to buy something. Here are some ads that really bug me. food/bev/hosp 1. Do you like working in the food biz? Click the ad and here is what you see. Type at home and start Making $250 to $1000 a day. Now what the heak does this have to do with food?2. Needs candidates for Research. Now this is the same ad as above, only it is worded diffrent, but the website is the same. www.Type4Freedom.org. So does this have anything to do with food? General labor 1. Clerk/ Great Job, Albany.... This Sunday. CSV Assistant. This is the same site as the 2 listed above. These are just a few examples. Everywhere you look they are offering you a chance to make big money. There are also the paid to click ads, these really bug me. People are looking for real jobs, not work at home scams. Another thing that bothers me is people who post job ads, but don't tell you the name of the company. Cafe hiring: Please respond with an email, and how we can reach you. We will get back to you if we are interested. What the heak kind of ad is this? People want to know the name of the place, and some detail about the job. Not to mention they type in all lower case. Ok so let us move onto flagging. There are some people out there that have nothing better to do but flag real ads. I have read many ads that were real and there was nothing wrong with them, but they got flagged. What is up with that? Now here is one that I like: The Babysitting section. It amazes me how some of the ladies can get in online arguments with others. Please take it to the Rants & Raves section. Craigslist is a really good site,and is very helpful, but some things are just getting out of hand. What do you think about craigslist, and have you ever had an experience using the site?
1 response
@billyoo (17)
2 Jun 08
I was going to use craigs list but i'm a bit worried now, how long are we going to have to put up with spammers when we have so much technology. Can't these big giants that run the internet stop this yet, and i think that i have come across a lot of spams i just hope that i do not get caught up in one without realising it as i have done in the past.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I would not worry about using craigslist, it still is a great site, once you get past all the spam.