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CL ad flagging...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Caveman Jim, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I am so mad I could just spit nails right now. In 2 days my ad (which is the same as listed here in the classifieds) has been flagged 4 times and I reworded each time.
    I'll be willing to bet that it is someone who has close to the same items as mine for more $$$, but it could be a gun-banning liberal with a quest to ride CL of these evil black gun accessory thingies!!!
    I have bought and sold many items on CL over the years & this is the first time anyone has flagged me. Rant over, just frusterated I guess.
    Here is my ad on NWF.

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/pa...enter-industries-mags-single-point-sling.html

    This false alarm Zombie road trip to Montana might have got my panties in a bunch too!!! LOL
     
  2. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    Maybe they dont like magazines?
     
  3. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    Write your Ad in a word program COPY-PASTE into your ad posting. When some tard flags you COPY-PASTE and your ad is on top.

    I wouldnt let it get to you just think of it as a reason to get your items on top.

    Also AVOID SCAMS 80% of emails are SCAM!! Hit the 'hide' thing so no one can email and have them call so less chances of scammers. And of course CASH only they use pay pal now and continue to use any other "secure" payment plan. But its all scams take cash only FtF sale.
     
  4. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    For whatever reasons, even unrelated to firearms, some individuals viewing craigslist will decide its their job to police things. So the mentaility that anything magazine related must therefore be firearms related sets off clanging alarms in certain skulls - however tiny.

    I had 3 guitar amplifiers for sale a couple years ago, just thinning the herd to make room for more. Some nitwit decided I was a business using craigslist to advertize my inventory, because obviously more than one amp makes me a store - right? He flagged every musical instrument ad listing multiples of anything for a couple weeks (3 guitars, 2 fiddles, etc.), even on other guys just like me explaining they were private parties.

    In every instance, this occurred within an hour of posting, day or night. Mouth breathing troglodyte...

    Eventually he found some other issue to occupy his narrow band of attention and energy. Hopefully that will happen soon to your guy too.
     
  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, it's funny that the ad was up for 3 weeks with no problems but when I added the foregrip then the flagging started. I guess it looks like a gun in the pics so they were scared of it since they have no unearthly idea what it actually is.
     
  6. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    stop including pictures of your penis.
     
  7. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really up on the levels of madness of Cavemen. Is "spitting nails" higher than "punching a dinosaur" or "dragging your lady around by the hair?"

    :)
     
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  8. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    WOW, I knew I would be caught sooner or later, thanks Cuthbutt.
     
  9. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Maybe not, but it rates pretty high though with punching the moniter & then throwing it out of the cave & then stomping the crap out of it on the pile of bones in the yard!!!
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It takes more then one person to flag an ad on Craigslist.
    They accumulate in a "Bucket" and when the quota is met, then the ad is flagged off CL.
    One vote per IP to any particular address is how it was explained to me.
     
  11. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    It would make sense, I've tried looking into the terms of use & the flagging forum but it's just too dang much reading for this old caveman... I have to calm down, there are too many holes in the cave walls from my club.
     
  12. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    CL is so easy, a caveman can do it....except you. :p
     
  13. Bowtie

    Bowtie Oregon City Member

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    I had the same issue when I was trying to sell a scope, some times it wouldn't even last 10 minutes. One thing I learned from internet research is that once you have an ad flagged, it becomes easier to flag further posts. Every time you get flagged, you get a mark against you and it lowers the "resistance" of your ads against flagging. One way to build it back up is to post more ads that don't get flagged, or create a new email address and new CL account and essentially start over. I also have gotten into the habit of using BackPage.com, Cl's closest competition and they are gun friendly, I have sold both an AR and a 9mm as well as other accessories on there with no headaches.
     
  14. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Flagging is part of Cl
    People can and will flag for any or no reason. A lone person with a modicum of know-how can flag your posts with minimal effort.
    The key is to stay vigilant. Keep track of your listings and re-post as soon as something is flagged... Sometimes before.

    I like to re-post my ad ever day or so regardless of whether or not it was flagged.
     
  15. Bowtie

    Bowtie Oregon City Member

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    This is incorrect, I have used tracking software in my ads and have been flagged by the same person using the same IP, it took them over thirty tries and about an hour or so to pull it off. CL has made changes so that the auto-flagger programs don't work as well by only accepting so many flags per min on an ad, and if they push to hard, CL will freeze the ad for a certain amount of time before it accepts new flags.
     
  16. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I didn't know about backpage.com!!! Cool, thanks for that.
     
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  17. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    maybe you should have said clip not mag in your ad
     
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  18. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've had various ads flaged of CL.
    I had a supply of ammo cans that were getting flagged. Got to the point that I gave up on posting them on CL.
    Also had a post that I will buy gold and silver (as a private collector). That got flagged as well.
    Some of those commie wanna bes on CL are just useless dicks who should have their fingers lopped off. They get off on screwing with other peoples' lives.
     
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  19. ronin223

    ronin223 Portland Active Member

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    You guys know that anything firearms related is not allowed by craigslist. Their site their rules

    You are better off posting here, oregonlive, armslist,outdoorstrader, AR15.com, strumgewehr, etc