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Unread 03-29-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Craigslist is only good for selling and for someone looking to get something done like web work or a project at there house like mowing, moving and so on. That is it.

I wish there would be another kind of list that has just that kind of thing. How do you know you're not doing work for someone who just posted an ad for prostitution or s&m?

Craigslist is allowing itself to be known as a sex for sale site and so will lose it's better purpose.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Does it matter what other ads they post. I do a ton of work for people I never see or even hear their voice. Paypal rocks they pay half down get half the results pay the final get the rest of the results. No need to care what they do or who they do or why they do them.... IMHO
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Unread 03-29-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Allergy Hell
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I just read the ads for entertainment and send the real nasty ones to my husband so he can laugh, too.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Don't waste your time, unless you like spam.......

'nuff said.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Mountain View, CA
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Yes, I have. Also have, in the past, posted ads. Had interested parties several times, but never went through with meeting anyone. My conclusion is its basically a waste of time, especially if you're a guy. 90% of the women on there are fake / bots. 5 of the 10% who are real are interested in messing around online but not ACTUALLY meeting up. 4.95% are women who want to hook up / go out, but you wouldn't want to hook up / go out with . That leaves about 0.05% that are real, want to hook up, and that are worth your time. E.g.... good luck!

That's been my experience anyway!
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Unread 03-29-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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good grief... for shiznit and giggles i went to the men seeking men part....
i didn't realize you could post pics of your 'junk' on there.....

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Unread 03-29-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Mountain View, CA
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good grief... for shiznit and giggles i went to the men seeking men part....
i didn't realize you could post pics of your 'junk' on there.....

LOL, the casual encounters section is just as bad. Apparently if you're a gay dude, you can have a lot of luck on there - but that's about the only group. For the rest of us, its pretty much a waste.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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LOL, I answered an ad on there once and it was in the strictly platonic section--some guy wanted a date for the afternoon at the symphony and that sounded safe enough. It was fine, tho the guy wanted to trade pix and said in the ad that he wouldn't consider anyone who didn't send a pic. Fair enough I thought and he was handsome in his pic. Problem was he had gained about 100 lbs over his pic. I just saw him posted in a computer dating site today--same pic--probably the only good one he has. Now that I know more about CL I wouldn't even consider answering one--strictly platonic or not.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Craigs List personals are full of scummy deviants - don't do it folks.

Look what happened to radio personality George Weber when he did:

'Violent sex' ad led to murder of WABC newsman George Weber, confesses teen: Cops
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Unread 03-29-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I've never had any reason to respond to any of them, but sometimes I browse them because some of them can be a real hoot!
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