Awhile back, I shared of my experience in trying to create an account with Craigslist. Number one, I was questioning why I had to provide the phone verification when there were some people that I knew who weren't being asked to do the same thing. Number two, being I'm on dial-up and have just one land line phone, I had to sign off the computer to retrieve the phone verification access code. When signing back on, I was not able to return to the page in which to enter the code. I wrote craigslist 5 times (as well as twice today after a friend e-mailed me saying he was able to post something for sale w/o being asked for phone verification) without a response.
Why the discrepancy? I'll let you in on a little secret. When you've posted something that's been flagged, Craigslist essentially blacklists your IP address. That means no more freedom to post w/o providing a verifiable phone number. Being I used to post on rants and raves on occasion, sharing my political and social beliefs, and being my posts were flagged by little half-baked twits who don't know a damn thing about freedom of speech and who can't absorb any thought that doesn't reside outside of their own little pea-sized brains let alone be open to allowing others to have their own thoughts separate from theirs, that means my IP address has been blacklisted, thus the requirement of the phone verification.
Another little dirty craigslist secret I learned. Even if I were able to complete the phone verification process, I would only be allowed to post ONE AD every 48 hours. WTF. Craigslist has obviously resorted to fascist tactics. And for that, I am done with them. And you should be as well. I am being punished for EXPRESSING MY THOUGHTS.
Fuck craigslist. Spammers continue to find their way back into the system. There are lots of little tactics and hints online to keep those accounts going. It is innocent folks like myself who are getting screwed by this lame ass company (not to mention the little immature punk turds residing in the Corvallis/Albany area who can't accept differing opinions).
And for what reason?
Simply expressing my thoughts.
IT IS TIME TO BLACKLIST CRAIGSLIST.