Craigslist sucks

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Rarpy, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Rarpy

    Rarpy Guest

    Everybody knows and uses Craigslist, but I find their
    tendency toward censorship in their discussion groups
    and even in their classifieds to be just astonishing.
    I have seen fruitful, intelligent discussions simply
    disappear for no good reason whatsoever, not just
    occassionally but on a daily basis. I wish they would take
    a tip from Google and "don't be evil". Unfortunately
    they are popular. Indeed everyone in the corporate
    media seems to be rushing to praise them and gushing
    with accolades. And yet, is the experience actually
    so great? I find it sucks, quite frankly, which frustrates
    because it is rapidly becoming the only game in town
    for some things.

    Main problems with Craigslist:

    1. constant inappropriate censorship in the forums,
    where any view that's different from moderators'
    is labelled "spam", and reasonable posts are deleted.

    2. try buying or selling something in the classifieds
    and you discover your inbox filled with genuine spam
    from Nigeria but very few actual interested parties.

    3. essentially it seems that ever since CL was
    bought out by corporations (including Ebay) they've
    become just downright mean.

    4. for some things, unfortunately, the critical mass of
    people mainly go to Craigslist because it
    has the most ads. They're like Ebay.
    Rarpy, Feb 4, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  2. Steve

    Steve Guest

    This is the first negative thing I've heard about CL.
    Personally I think its great, and have bought and sold
    lots of stuff there. The only problem is flakes that say
    they will show up, but never do and don't bother
    to call. Thats not the fault of CL though.

    Since I started using CL, I have cut way back on fleabay.

    Steve, Feb 4, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  3. Logan Shaw

    Logan Shaw Guest


    Check out the list of newsgroups:, alt.html,
    and misc.consumers.frugal-living.

    Also, many of the points in the article are wrong. I won't
    argue about them, because that would be just what they're
    trying to accomplish with this obvious troll. I will suggest,
    though, that anyone interested in the topic should check the

    - Logan
    Logan Shaw, Feb 4, 2007
  4. Anthony


    Oct 2, 2009
    Forget about craigs list with all the changes check out the new and upcoming site for all your needs
    Anthony, Oct 2, 2009
  5. castor611


    Jan 17, 2010
    Craiglist does suck. And you should visit and use instead.

    Bad thing about craiglist is that ads expire and advertisers have to waste time to re-post them regularly. Unlike GLOBALLISTINGS, they don't impose artificial expiration dates, the ads may remain online as long as they are relevant.

    Plus, I've read that until March 15 2010, you can get NINETY percent discount on all your posting by simply using promotional code 5a2c0ec3
    castor611, Jan 17, 2010
  6. Tensigh


    Jan 28, 2010
    Yeah, they suck

    Craigslist can really suck. I was trying to sell a table and chair set, only to get it flagged. Since I had other ads there that were almost identical for other items, there's no reason why this one should have been flagged.

    Later, in the forums, Craigslist employees were smug, rude and condescending. They ended up getting in fights WITH EACH OTHER instead of addressing my issue. Some people gave some basic help, suggesting that maybe my pictures were too big (they weren't) or that the item was overpriced (it wasn't, at least, not by much).

    And isn't it totally stupid to get an ad rejected without telling someone WHY it got rejected? Referring them to the forums is lazy at best, asinine at worst.

    I guess it really is true; you get what you pay for.
    Tensigh, Jan 28, 2010
  7. Feyd


    Mar 15, 2010
    3 years later and Craigslist still indeed sucks.

    Anything posted which in any way shape or form does not agree with liberal bullshitism is flagged and removed.

    In the Ithaca rants and raves there is a constant posting of garbage and **** towards: white people in general, men in general, and white men in particular.

    Attempts to flag these posts are unsuccessful.

    However any post that rails against, say, affirmative action, or all the money spent on welfare mommies, vanishes almost instantly.

    Craigslist sucks.

    Everything being sold is either overpriced and/or damaged. If it's on CL it's because it won't sell anywhere else. Buy beware: STAY AWAY FROM CRAIGSBITCH!
    Feyd, Mar 15, 2010
  8. Wutrudu


    Mar 25, 2010
    Found something better than Craigs

    Agreed, Craigslist sucks! I spent a week(!!!) trying to find tickets to a show on there. I had to constantly re-post what I was looking for, and get into these annoying long email chains with mostly scammers and spammers who claimed they were selling the tickets I was looking for.

    I found this other site,, where I just posted the tickets I was looking for, and it found a match for me. I didn't have to keep going back. I found my tickets within a few minutes, and was able to IM with the guy selling them. Had them in my hands in 90 minutes.

    I am definitely switching to youhaveiwant for it's reliability and efficiency.
    Wutrudu, Mar 25, 2010
  9. kpebeilr


    Dec 15, 2010
    give CL the boot!


    for whatever stupid reason, too many people cannot post their ads because they are flagged, refused as spam, or "ghosted", or whatever, and craigslist is unresponsive. indeed it appears they don't give a damn. many say craigslist is a bad joke compared to what it used to be.

    IT IS TIME to leave craigslist. everybody, all at once, should drop them and use something else: the next most popular, being BACKPAGE.COM

    AND DON'T LOOK BACK. Do Not Go Back to craigslist even if you hear the problems are resolved. why? because

    1. once the users come back, craigslist will go right back to doing the same thing! why wouldn't they!?

    2. it will send a message to similar websites: when they irritate too many people, they lose them, and they don't come back

    3. can't be stupid, when it's switched around so is #1 and barely anybody remembers what craigslist was anymore, certainly won't try do pull what craigslist did! so we users end up happy ever after with a hassle-free website to post our ads on. looks better anyway

    everybody that reads this needs to spread the word. starting now. today, December 2010, we are doing it now! WHENEVER somebody mentions "craigslist" say this: "everybody is going to instead"

    in fact, go out of your way to bring it up. make it a topic.

    copy and paste this text, spread it around, email it, post it on blogs, forums, etc

    and then go right on over to and post an ad! something! anything! you didn't get to do that on craigslist, did you? it makes you happy posting an ad! so do it! at BACKPAGE.COM
    kpebeilr, Dec 15, 2010
  10. rsbl4ever


    Apr 6, 2011
    Craigslist dead?

    I dont even remember HOW MANY times I posted on Craigslist, just to get flagged minutes later. That's why I only use sites like doogieads . com or backpage now.
    rsbl4ever, Apr 6, 2011
  11. JaneLynch


    May 15, 2011
    Craigslist sucks beyond belief:

    1. Forums filled with hateful condescending imps.
    2. Inability to stop spammers, scammers, mass-flaggers.
    3. Censorship, persecution of users in forums.
    4. NYC computers services section is completely unusable. So spammed and scammed it's pathetic. 80% of ads are flagged off, legitimate or not.
    5. They took a 10 billion dollar classified industry and shrunk it to 100 million.
    6. Their site looks like DOS generated crap.
    7. Zero customer service, help or humanity.
    8. Site filled with scummy, shifty shady types selling scams and junk.
    9. Fake fake fake jobs, gigs, products everywhere you turn.
    10. NO competitors!

    We use craigslist because there isn't an alternative. I'm so SICK of looking at that ugly, seedy site every time I need to sell something or find a job. That same depressing hopeless blue and white 1986-looking junk interface filled with scheisters, fronts, nigerians, hacks, lowballers and con-artists - my GOD.

    If ever there was a need for a site to be obliterated and replaced by something better, the time is now, you hear me? Harvard, Cornell, MIT computer science majors?
    JaneLynch, May 15, 2011
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Steven Zhang

    A bug or perl sucks

    Steven Zhang, Sep 20, 2004, in forum: Perl
  2. Replies:
    Monique Y. Mudama
    Feb 7, 2006
  3. Nomen Nescio
    May 26, 2004
  4. Anonymous via the Cypherpunks Tonga Remailer


    Anonymous via the Cypherpunks Tonga Remailer, May 26, 2004, in forum: HTML
    Anonymous via the Cypherpunks Tonga Remailer
    May 26, 2004
  5. Replies:

Share This Page