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      01-23-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Question Craigslist - To those who've used it before?

Hi All,

I’ve just signed up for craigslist yesterday to make a posting for a roommate under the "rooms & shares" section, yet I don't see it on the listings. I looked into my account and my ad is showing as active, but nothing is showing up on the listings. When I link it to my friends, they are able to see it, but it’s still not showing up with the other listings on the site.

For those who have experience using craigslist, may you please tell me what am I doing wrong here? Thanks…

Here is my posting: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/roo/2813283436.html

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      01-23-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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I believe CL hides posts to prevent spam, you just have to re-make the ad I believe.
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      01-23-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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I believe CL hides posts to prevent spam, you just have to re-make the ad I believe.
Do you think you have some ideas regarding the listing?

Maybe itís because Iíve used Imageshack to show my photos (not sure if CL allows for external image hosting links) or it might be because Iíve used common keywords that were associated with spam (although I donít really see any)
Anything is appreciated.

Thanks a bunch
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      01-23-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
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I would just remake it, it could also be people flagging your post because they're not getting any calls on their apartment.
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nice spot...

I especially like this part; "Please include a picture and a brief description of yourself. " lol
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      01-23-2012, 12:46 PM   #6
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You can try reposting it, but using their photo uploader instead

also remember it takes some time for a post to show up, it's not instant (at least I don't think it is)

I've listed plenty of tires and stuff and it's always taken a little while before they showed up
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      01-23-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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+1 sometimes just takes a little time. I wouldn't relist it just yet as it may be flagged for spam.
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Who knew that a simple site like craigslist would be such a hassle to post on? I've read stories on how you need multiple ips, third-party software or perform other complicated tasks to just have a posting shown on the website. Apparently the website has crappy spam filters..or maybe I'm just doing something wrong.

I will let delete this posting and post again after a few days (since you can't repost for the sake of "bumping") and just use their image uploader instead. I'll just tell them to email me for larger pics of the room since the ones on the listing are low-res.

I will let you know how it goes as part of my mission to help you guys out too. Thanks.
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You can realist it, If its marked as spam they will send you and email and you have to repost it again and change it slightly. Don't worry CL is full of "actual" spammers.
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Craigslist is very easy to post on. How long did you wait before deleting the listing? Every single time I've posted on craigslist, it goes exactly as it did for you. I make the listing, with the link I'm able to see it, as well as others. It takes a while for it to show up in search results. Just be patient, not really a big deal.
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You can realist it, If its marked as spam they will send you and email and you have to repost it again and change it slightly. Don't worry CL is full of "actual" spammers.
I've made the listing on Sunday around 7:30pm, but when I made this post on this forum, it still had not shown up. I didn't get an email from them if they marked it as spam either...

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Craigslist is very easy to post on. How long did you wait before deleting the listing? Every single time I've posted on craigslist, it goes exactly as it did for you. I make the listing, with the link I'm able to see it, as well as others. It takes a while for it to show up in search results. Just be patient, not really a big deal.
What I've decided to do is to delete the post and will re-post it using the built-in image uploader just to be safe.

Will let you know how it goes...and you guys are lucky when it comes to posting. I don't know why I'm having such a hard time!
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You just used html for the initial images? I never use the image uploader...always html code. Anyway, good luck
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This might be stupid, but did you do the confirm email they send before they post it?
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