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Old 07-20-2009, 09:41 AM   #26
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I pretty much gave up on CL for this very same reason. My posts would get flagged and removed within 5-15 minutes. All because scammers flood CL with their own ads while flagging down any ad that is not theirs.

CL is practically useless now.
If that is the case that sucks. I posted in the Pittsburgh section and never have that problem.


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Old 07-20-2009, 09:55 AM   #27
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Was the vehicle manufactured in 2010 or later?
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:56 AM   #28
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I know this happens for a fact. In addition to flagging other ads, used car dealers will post multiple ads for the same car in the same day to drown out other ads. They will use a little different wording so CL doesn't think it's the same ad.
Yes, I can't tell you how many times the same dealer will show up a dozen times in one search with ads for the same car... F off and go pay for some advertisements
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:57 AM   #29
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OMG se7en already explained this you yourself said it you are copying and pasting the add. Change the add. Change the title and see if that helps.

I've done this already, it didn't help.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:59 AM   #30
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Stop posting your M4M in M4W
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:01 AM   #31
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Note, it takes multiple people flagging to remove a post on CL.
yep, usually it's used car dealers who will do this from multiple IP's
I would suspect this if you see a trend of a lot of private used cars being flagged, but not used car dealer's ads being flagged. It would be interesting to see someone track this as closely as possible to determine who is doing it, then declare holy war on them online.
I know this happens for a fact. In addition to flagging other ads, used car dealers will post multiple ads for the same car in the same day to drown out other ads. They will use a little different wording so CL doesn't think it's the same ad.
Can anything be done against this ( besides going vigilante on them )?
Of course, the ATOT effect.
figure out which dealer is doing it and shutdown their ads by flagging it ATOT style
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:56 PM   #32
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Well I also posted in the help forums on CL. In their opinion, they think it's because it's a "feeler" and because the pics were too big (800x600 is too big? lol, ok). So I've corrected both and relisted (since it was removed yet again since the last time I posted) and we'll see if this one fares better.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:05 PM   #33
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:15 PM   #34
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:59 PM   #35
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Well I also posted in the help forums on CL. In their opinion, they think it's because it's a "feeler" and because the pics were too big (800x600 is too big? lol, ok). So I've corrected both and relisted (since it was removed yet again since the last time I posted) and we'll see if this one fares better.
wth?
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #36
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If your car is priced lower than a used car dealer, they would definitely flag it. Scammy assholes.
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:05 PM   #37
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Cmon I'm at least tucking my junk for the pics...
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:25 PM   #38
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I know this happens for a fact. In addition to flagging other ads, used car dealers will post multiple ads for the same car in the same day to drown out other ads. They will use a little different wording so CL doesn't think it's the same ad.

People need to flag those.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:41 PM   #39
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Can we get the ATOT Effect on this? Just say the word and I'm sure more than a few members would be more than happy to start flagging the dealers' ads like crazy.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:45 PM   #40
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Tell us who to flag and I'll get my Dee-Dee-Oh-Ess network on it.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:46 PM   #41
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Well I also posted in the help forums on CL. In their opinion, they think it's because it's a "feeler" and because the pics were too big (800x600 is too big? lol, ok). So I've corrected both and relisted (since it was removed yet again since the last time I posted) and we'll see if this one fares better.
Curious, did this one get removed as well?
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:27 AM   #42
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Can we get the ATOT Effect on this? Just say the word and I'm sure more than a few members would be more than happy to start flagging the dealers' ads like crazy.
Seriously, it sucks because I'm playing by the rules while dealers spam the living fuck out of the FS section to move their shitty overpriced cars.

Anyways. I reposted without pics (I even tried the CL pic upload so the pics were smaller and that got deleted) and that seems to have held off the flagging for some reason... we'll see how it goes.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:51 AM   #43
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Maybe because you're much less likely to sell your car without pics. The dealer no longer feels threatened.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:33 AM   #44
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I pretty much gave up on CL for this very same reason. My posts would get flagged and removed within 5-15 minutes. All because scammers flood CL with their own ads while flagging down any ad that is not theirs.

CL is practically useless now.
They are rolling out a software upgrade that puts Capcha in place.

That will stop the Dealers programs.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:15 AM   #45
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Look at this, a dealer has their ad for one car up here *5* times :

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And that's just in the Boston section, they're spamming NH too :

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And that's not all, here are the RI posts for the same damn car :

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Lame, they have *23* ads and I was having trouble keeping one up there!
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:26 AM   #46
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I flagged all of them and used their email form to tell them to stop spamming Craigslist..
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:43 AM   #47
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I flagged all of them and used their email form to tell them to stop spamming Craigslist..
i flagged them, too
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:49 AM   #48
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How do you search for something on CL across multiple areas? I hate having to look through adds in four or five cities.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:55 AM   #49
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I flagged all of them and used their email form to tell them to stop spamming Craigslist..
i flagged them, too
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damnit i wanted to flag them too! but they were removed hehe
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