For those of you not acquainted with the changes that have occurred on Craigslist through the years, you may not be acquainted with this term. “Ghosting” is the term connected to when you make a post on Craigslist, and the framework lets you know that your post has been distributed however your post never shows up on the front page of Craigslist. The framework provides for you a post ID and a URL and you can see your post on the off chance that you put the post’s URL in your program, however tragically nobody else will have the capacity to see it in light of the fact that it will never show up on the front page. Your post gets like an apparition meandering the back corridors of Craigslist capriciously searching for somebody to take a gander at it, however nobody can see it. It’s a tricky way they found to dispose of individuals they don’t need posting on Craigslist. So how would you keep your posts free from ghosting? Continue perusing!
When ghosting, each post you made might appear on the front page of Craigslist. Each time your post was hailed you might get an affability email letting you know that they were sad that your message got hailed. In the event that your message was uprooted by the Craigslist staff, you might not get an email about it. Your post would essentially vanish without any cautioning. Individuals in the end got astute to what was occurring and might keep an eye on their messages. Hailing got to be such an enormous issue (and still is) that individuals might need to make different posts, or continually check their messages simply to keep their posts dynamic. Before long Craigslist acknowledged what was occurring and as opposed to doing something beneficial or valuable to take care of the issue, they chose to so something tricky and insidious. They chose to simply Ghost anyone that they had the scarcest suspicion might be inconvenience. Some of you may think this is splendidly reasonable. After all what’s the issue with disposing of inconvenience producers? The issue is that this is connected aimlessly to practically anybody. A 70 year old granny can make a post offering her tasty treats and have her post ghosted for no reason whatsoever. While a whore can make an inspire sexual offer and that post doesn’t get ghosted.
The staff at Craigslist operates with no rhyme or reason. Don’t bother trying to figure out why they do it, just accept that it will happen. Don’t bother asking them why your perfectly innocent post got ghosted because they will either not respond, or they will give you some BS answer about it has to do with bandwidth or some nonsense like that. They have ready made answers to pacify the gullible.
You can get on Craigslist any day of the week and you can discover heaps of spammers, individuals making numerous posts inside the 48 hour time period that the TOS says you need to permit between posts, and they don’t get ghosted. You feel free to have a go at making two posts in succession and you’ll be banned forever. No warnings, no survey process, simply BANNED!
Another way to get ghosted it to get flagged. Just like I discussed in another post, you can get fagged by a competitor just trying to beat out all the competition. So you get flagged, you MUST be a trouble maker, and EVERY post you make from that moment on will get ghosted.
So do we let Craigslist get away with this? Hell NO! I’ll tell you some tried and true methods I have found to get around their underhanded Nazi, fascist tactics. It will mean a bit of work, but for those of you that don’t like being pushed around and don’t appreciate some jerks in this world trampling all over your right to free speech, you’ll find it’s worth it.
First of all there are lots of free services on the internet, I suggest you use them. Free emails are especially useful. Get a free email account and use that to get your publishing email. There are many emails that self destruct after a few hours, use those. Don’t bother keeping an email account for too long or they’ll get wise to you.
If you advertise a phone number in your ad, use a cell phone. Many companies will allow you to change your number every so often. There are also disposable phone numbers that you can change frequently.
If you advertise a web site or have the post send customers to your website use free websites and change your address frequently. Use free domains, and use URL redirecting sites. That way you can have many different web addresses but they all go to the same place.
When you log in to make a post on Craigslist use a proxy server. Change your IP often. Change computers if you can. Clear all your cookies and Java script. Change the referrers in your browser to 1.
Keep checking on your posts and if they don’t show up you know you’ve been ghosted and it’s time to change any of the above. Change the name you use. Change the wording. Be creative. Copy what other people post.
You do these things and you will have the capacity to continue posting on Craigslist and they will NEVER have the capacity to phantom you. Each time one thing fizzles, proceed onward to an alternate. Keep them on their toes, and make them work at it. The issue is most individuals only give in, and that is the thing that they are depending on. In the event that every one of you battle back, they won’t have the capacity to play amusements like that with your posts. I’ll continue redesigning this data each time I take in something new.
I can let you know that I have been banned ordinarily from Craigslist regardless I can make posts there today by utilizing these strategies. I wasn’t banned for being an inconvenience producer in the customary feeling of the statement. I was banned in light of the fact that contenders didn’t like that I had more level costs than they did, and I was getting hailed. To aggravate matters I really composed protestations to the Craigslist staff and to Craig Newmark himself. That pissed them off! So as opposed to helping me they banned me. Pleasant right! So I chose to impart my privileged insights to everybody.