Tuesday, May 30, 2006

CL Democracy

A sure sign of a fine and effective post is that it gets "removed by the cl community." The more brilliant the post, usually the less time it us up. :P Maybe I am a raving lunatic. :P This one clocked in at 22 hours.

Subject:   flagged & removed: 165964682 (women seeking men) Instructions
Date:   May 30, 2006 3:55 PM

Your posting has been removed by the craigslist community.
Several craigslist readers flagged it for the following reasons:

SPAM: posting appears to have been posted too frequently, OR in too many categories, OR is being regarded as commercial spam. To advertise a business or service, please post under "services offered"
MISCATEGORIZED: posting appears to be in the wrong category
PROHIBITED: posting appears to conflict with craigslist Terms of Use http://www.craigslist.org/about/terms.of.use.html#conduct

We have found over time that over 95% of postings removed by flagging are in violation of our posting guidelines, and/or the craigslist terms of use:

http://www.craigslist.org/about/terms.of.use.html

After reviewing your posting and our policies, if you are convinced that your posting was one of the 2% that are unfairly flagged, feel free to repost.

The flagging system is a work-in-progress, with all the pros and cons of a democracy - Please post ideas for improvement in our feedback forum.

Sorry for the hassle! and thanks for your understanding.

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