CNET Editors' review
These days, anyone who has searched for a new job or a new apartment has come across Craigslist at one time or another. Craigslist took classified ads from print to digital in the 1990s and is still going strong on that front today. Along with the standard fare, such as job listings, housing ads, and a personals section, the largely free Web site features an active community sector and various discussions boards.
Indeed, the community involvement is what keeps Craiglist nearly entirely free, as those who use the site also police it, flagging inappropriate listings and providing much of the customer service offered by the site. As a result, you can browse for jobs for free, sell your stuff gratis, and search for a roommate for no dinero. The few fee-based areas (job posters pay $25 per category listed, for example) support the remainder of the site's financial needs.
Craigslist's overall look and feel hasn't changed much in the many years it's been online. The site has a very simple, text-based main page with classified sections clearly defined in the standard newspaper column style. Any images or graphic art are only found in the ads themselves. One thing that has changed is the scope of the site, which is now available in nearly every major metropolitan area in the United States and about 60 different countries.
Craigslist includes local classifieds and forums for 450 cities worldwide. The listings are community moderated and largely free. Jobs, housing, goods, services, romance, local activities, and advice are a few of the items listed on craiglist.
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"craigslist is a cool site to sell, buy advertise & give"
you can admitt an ad to sell an item, and if you ,can't get the price you want , you can take it back down
some times people place bogus adds
in the past I have used this & have had good response with it. Also I liked the way its broken down into catagories
"NO moderation on craigslist-BEWARE"
none at all.
I posted personal ads several times and each time the same troll spammed my email address and posted the same insults to me on their personal ad page, all this despite my reporting all of it. Then one time I reported it I got the same, curious, reply "Thank you for your report. That post was removed."..how could this be I thought, "that post" which this reply said was removed was MINE, because I had sent a report that said "See my ad here? Watch this troll post insults to me and then flag it repeatedly till its removed."..they have their computer programmed to take keywords form your reports, like the post I.D. # and then remove it and send that same reply "Thank you for your report. That post was removed.", obviously sending me THIS particluar reply saying "That post was removed" means NO LIVE PERSON read my report, hence they would've known I WASNT reporting a post to remove, but pointing out something else entirely!! Hence, this is how come I found the place it NOT moderated...when people report someone, the computer has been programmed to look in the report for keywords, like the subject which on this site is "911" and "post I.D.", so the computer will automatically delete that post and send that same auto reply.
With no moderation any place, no wonder criagslist long time users keep saying the place is over run with scams, spammers, and trollers. Now, I can see WHY.
And this isnt only the personals section, I've read their feedback and help forums, this is going on all over the site.
I'd tend to think any positive reviews of this site are spammers posting or people from craigslist trying to promote their own site, since it's clearly NOT the publics opinions.
I forgot to mention, on a recent FoxNews report, someone from craigslist was interviewed on why there are so many prostitutes openly posting ads in the escort services section, he said, "We dont review anything. Theres too much of it". So, this is his ADMITTING theres NO MODERATION of this site. See what I mean. "We dont review anything" would INCLUDE peoples abuse reports that are sent in as well.
Btw, they just "make it look moderated", but its not.