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What was SO wrong with my LEGIT CL ad?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by moonie, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    Do any of these seem bad to you? I am selling some music instruments I dont need.

    1) "Hello everyone,

    I am out selling my musical instruments. It sucks for me to do so but school and bills call my name.

    I have had this guitar for 2 or 3 years. It works GREAT! It is a Fender and in VERY good shape.

    You will get extra strings with it and picks and some books. Even a Capo.

    I am also selling a Fender Amp. This is a GREAT amp. It cost me around two hundred twenty dollars when I first bought it. It has many different sounds and settings to add creativity to your band and songs.

    Feel free to throw me your best offer.

    I accept cash only.

    PS-This is the THIRD time I tried uploading pics but it says they are too big. If you want them, I can email you them. Just ask."


    2) WOW-I just got ANOTHER one flagged. WTF?
    "Hello everyone and thank you for looking.

    Here you are looking at a Fender Acoustic/Electric guitar. It has an output so you can use this with an amp. It is a BEAUTY!!!!!!!

    It is in good condition-comes with extra strings and picks. Comes with the case.

    If you have any questions, let me know. :)

    Thank you so much."




    I even had LEGIT pictures I took. WHy am I getting flagged for REAL postings?

    God, CL SUCKS NOW.
     
  2. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    Have you done anything from that IP on CL before?
     
  3. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    No, I have not. I actually logged in after MONTHS to sell my instruments.

    I have NEVER done any CL marketing either.

    This is TOO weird!

    I am thinking that people who got angry that I would not accept $20 bucks for my Fender Guitar and Fender Amp might have flagged it.
     
  4. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    That's always possible. You'd be surprised at the amount of normal people that get pissed off at CL for things like ghosting or flagging.
     
  5. Cyber_Demon12

    Cyber_Demon12 Junior Member

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    Couldn't tell ya. Maybe try to make the ad a little bit smaller with less info... That always seems to work for me lol.
     
  6. kkhill34

    kkhill34 Registered Member

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    Try reducing the size of the images so you can post pictures. Include a phone number as well. This should stop those flag happy viewers.
     
  7. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    I did post pictures. :)

    I never put a phone number on there because I don't feel comfortable with it. :(

    But why would you flag that? There was nothing offensive in it....and there are no aff links or anything.

    It is just a girl trying to sell her guitar!
     
  8. da buck

    da buck Regular Member

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    People like to flag ads. They don't need a reason. Adding a phone # is the way to go.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  9. matapples01

    matapples01 Regular Member

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    It MIGHT be people but you may not be able to do anything but wait until there's a break in the flagging action whether it's a person or a bot doing it.

    There was a thread on here a couple weeks ago and there was a guy who was doing some serious autoflagging...basically flagging and killing every ad posted to "thin the heard" and then putting up their ads so they would have less competition. It happens in the personal sections but I'm sure it's happening in other areas too as people find a way to "market" things through other areas of CL.

    Next time, before you post your ad, try opening a few of the other legit looking ads in the section and see if they've been flagged. If so, it's a pretty good indicator there's a bot on the warpath.
     
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  10. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    That is pathetic. I just wanna sell my guitar.

    CL is just becoming worse it seems.
     
  11. dizz

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    no i disagree this has been an attempt to get us to leave and they know they cannot keep this up for long...some people want the spam too...they will do this until they see less traffic from certain places i see adds sticking in minor markets more than larger ones.
     
  12. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Yeah I've been trying to sell some legit golf clubs on there for a while and all of my posts keep gettin taken down.
     
  13. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    Isnt it annoying? Like why the fuck would you want to take down golf clubs or a guitar?
     
  14. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    just wait a few hours to respond..i've done this b4. it alllows my ad to be live long enough b4 it is flagged