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The fuck is with Craigslist? - June 4, 2019, 04:03 PM

I'm trying to sell my Thruxton R on CL, but I keep getting flagged off in under an hour. I have no idea why since CL has such a terrible feedback system.

I started a thread on their help forum which seems to be full of HOA board members. Was hoping for some insight as to why this is so difficult.

I've sold a few bikes through CL, including one less than two months ago.

I also have a Daytona listed on CL with no problems so far. Are you not allowed to post more than one? I'd ask that on the forum, but I don't want the trolls nuking that listing as well.

Here's the fun thread on the CL help forum:
https://forums.craigslist.org/?ID=299391251


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CL is something I post on with little hope of selling anything. I seem to get a lot of attention on ADV rider and by posting a free ad on Cycletrader. I've all but given up on trying to sell bikes. I seem to catch a dozen tire kickers who want to trade me money plus an XBOX + 100 games.



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June 5, 2019, 07:26 AM

also, that thread on the CL help forum is why I stopped posting on most sites. Folks will pick away at any little thing you say and twist it in to an attempted robbery.



I say you should park it down town in DC with the keys in it and let nature work its course.


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June 5, 2019, 07:35 AM

What's baffling is the lack of feedback when a post is flagged off. What's stopping a local motorcycle dealer from hiring an army of bots to flag off competing sales?

The fact that the ads did not even stay on the site for an hour before getting flagged off makes me think that this was not just a couple of greedy dealers clicking away, but rather something automated based on word choice.

One of the original pictures I had included my license plate. While that's not really a problem, I thought maybe they have image recognition algorithms flag something like that off. Again, lack of educational feedback is what kills the site.


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June 5, 2019, 07:43 AM

FWIW, I've had my ads flagged too. My ads are short, have pictures, and I always say "Test rides will be offered at my discretion" An hour later...and it's gone. In fact, let me find an ad of mine that kept getting flagged and see if it pairs with your ad at all.






*all of my previous ads have been purged.


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June 5, 2019, 12:03 PM

Does their hookup casual encounters thing get flagged?


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June 5, 2019, 01:53 PM

They don't even have a personals section anymore.

I just use this site now.


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After 6 years of posting it on CL on and off, last week I finally sold my 09 SV650. It was easier to sell a truck that needed work done than a bike in perfect condition.


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How come whenever I list a 636 for sale it gets flagged and then I see a bunch of Superhawk ads.


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How come whenever I list a 636 for sale it gets flagged and then I see a bunch of Superhawk ads.



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