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Why is it that when the ads I flag that are biz ops http://houston.craigslist.org/fod/4612747445.html

http://houston.craigslist.org/bfd/4620331345.html, the ads do not get deleted?  I get tired of crap like this when I am looking for deals to pick up.  Flag them all of the time, but the ads never go away.

Yep, been there. We used to have a machine mover spamming the hell out of our local CL.  As fast as CL would remove him, he'd have 3 dozen more ads up.  I think it takes them awhile for their right hand to figure out what the left hand is doing - eventually they will restrict this account.

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Why is it that when the ads I flag that are biz ops http://houston.craigslist.org/fod/4612747445.html

http://houston.craigslist.org/bfd/4620331345.html, the ads do not get deleted? I get tired of crap like this when I am looking for deals to pick up. Flag them all of the time, but the ads never go away.

The first ad is not spam, the vendor was featured in vending times magazine.

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Just because you flag the ad doesn't mean it's going to be deleted.  It takes more than one person flagging an ad for it to be taken down.  How many individual flags it takes depends on the size of the market.  For instance, it takes more flags to get an ad deleted from the Houston craigslist site than it does from the Peoria craigslist site.  The actual number of flags for each market is not disclosed by craigslist.

 

Also, just one flag per person is allowed, so you can't just keep flagging until you hit the magic number.  Craigslist keeps track of IP addresses from which the flags come and only allows one per IP address per ad.  If it weren't this way, craigslist would be useless for many advertisers because the competition would continually be deleting them.

 

Hope that clarifies the situation.

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Ron is right you got him lots of clicks.

Deee just wondering why you seem to have such a big intrest in spam adds? There is not enough time in my day to police CL.

Spam ads are extremely annoying to those of us that consistently monitor CL for good deals and routes for sale.

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The spam I get is phoney buyers. "I buy you mahine, I send twenty thousand daler to you now, you send 500 daler to shipment company very soon   please. You will be many happy I promise."

And they're usually from Nigeria

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Sometimes I see how long I can play them, I had one going for three weeks once, my typical response is, " I have many machine, how you want? I can now ship fast to you. Please send address and ssn for bill if lading. Happy day it you, Godbless you all the time"

If I'm on the road and I get one if those credit card calls I try to waste as much of the callers time as possible. I figure that is the quickest way to get off the list.

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Sometimes I see how long I can play them, I had one going for three weeks once, my typical response is, " I have many machine, how you want? I can now ship fast to you. Please send address and ssn for bill if lading. Happy day it you, Godbless you all the time"

If I'm on the road and I get one if those credit card calls I try to waste as much of the callers time as possible. I figure that is the quickest way to get off the list.

got a call saying "we have this new warranty program for any car on the road. our warranty covers all major repairs and is accepted everywhere etc."

 

me---"you mean i can get a warranty even after mine is expired?"

guy---"yes, any vehicle even if your warranty is expired. Whats make,model and year?"

me-- what if its had more than one owner?

guy---Yes, its doesn't matter, blah blah blah Whats make model and year?

me-- "so if transmission goes out it covers that?

guy_Yes, it covers drivetrain blah blah blah..What is make model and year?

me---"engine problems also?

guyYes, it cover engine no matter miles blah blah blah  what is make model and year?

me--" can i get it on my wife's car too?

guyYes, you can buy a warranty for any car you own blah blah blah  What is make model and year?

me--what if its had accident but repairs where made?

guy Yes, if it was repaired blah blah What is make model and year?

 

on and on about 20 more responses

 

then the last What is make model and year?

me--Oh its a 1973 nova

 

guy--- a very quick hang up on their end!!

 

my wife would get so mad at me doing this all the time… I thought it was just me that screws with telemarketers!!

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My calls usually comes from here!

 

(876) 376-0950

 

Jamaica

 

I won the Jamaica Lottery twice already!

 

I never answer, they just leave a recording, call back to receive the money!

 

cajun

Offhand, I don't know the currency exchange rate but the Jamaican lottery couldn't be worth much more than fifty bucks ;D  ;D  ;D

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I placed a Craigslist ad, not for vending, but for a Duplex rental. I received a call trying to convince me to change my garbage company, by somebody who was out of state.

 

I asked him, "My ad lists not to contact me about unsolicited services. If your going to ignore that, why would I ever trust your company?"

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