EXACTLY!! They have MORE than enough money to execute the same security that Amazon has. It is IMPOSSIBLE to scrape Amazon's pages and rightfully so. They've got a lot of valuable content on there that they want to protect. Why wont craigslist do the same?
This guys idea is AWESOME!! With all of the crime out here nowadays, nothing wrong with purchasing something on craigslist and having this company go pick it up for me. Safe way to do business. The only stupid idea is NO IDEA!! Remember that for all of the people making fun of his business. You OBVIOUSLY are cubicle rats sitting on your arse.
So buy an auto-flagging software and hit him. He is spamming your category and probably flagging your ads. I'd flag his ads which would be removed almost immediately and them go HAM posting all day. Wouldn't you love to see all of his ads but maybe 3 removed? Can't lie...that would be a "Yes" I know. Ive been there. It led me to developing my own auto flagging software. I'm not done but when I am, my competition who post over 20 of the SAME ads with the SAME title EVERYDAY can kiss my arse!!!! Buy bye competition:)
I'm flagging anyone's ads who post more than me and drowns me out in my category. Who gives a shit. I don't play fair and neither did Donald Trump on his way to the top. The nice guy ALWAYS finishes last. It's not just a saying...its the truth! I am one of the people with craigslist auto-flagging software under development as we speak. I will make a decision once i'm done developing it if i want to distribute it or keep it for myself. A couple quick bucks might not be so bad but then providing proper support of the application will take up every moment of my time...fixing bugs..etc.
I am so sick of reading stupid thread comments that say flagging craigslists ads is unethical. UNETHICAL? Two clicks to the left and you're in Casual Encounters....hosting at YOUR place for some NSA kind of fun. How can people bring up ethics when it comes to doing ANYTHING on craigslist? You can have your diamond ring stolen from you and listed in your same zipcode on CL in less than a day. Someone fencing your stolen goods and CL is there to help them do it. There was...or is...or was human trafficking (now on backpage) until CL got rid of the Adult Services section. Point is (yes I have one believe it or not) that Craiglist is a fkng ZOO! A ZOO I tell ya but we wanna pick and choose which categories we want to be ethical about. You all who say "Ethics" and "Craigslist" in the same sentence should be banned from using the internet. The same people saying flagging ads is unethical are the SAME MORONS looking for "No Strings Attached" sex just two clicks down.
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