in need of a programmer
1) Project Details: (be as specific as possible): Ok, Here is the situation. We own an online store and have made a good secondary income to support our family through craiglsist. Unfortunately our competitor (we know who it is), has been flagging our ads IMMEDIATELY. We have purchased auto-post software and phone verified accounts. He flags them so quickly and often that we have burned through those pva's like butter ($$$). Anyway we would like the ability to flag him back. I would like to find a programmer to help me with this and possible a couple of other projects. I would like to be able to "meet" you and communicate through video conferencing.
2) Payment Amount: 500+
3) Payment method/ details (Paypal, check? Timeline?): paypal, or escrow. timeline ASAP
4) Additional Info (about project or potential bidders):
Let me understand--
And now you want to do the same back to him? Do I understand what you're asking for?
:thumbsup:[U]BINGO[/U] - You kinda got it. I am going to give that P.O.S. a taste of his own medicine.
Originally Posted by Fumigator
... but thanks for your time.
If Fumigator is wrong and there are no illegalities here, why not take this up with CraigsList? Surely they have people who can help.
In any case, revenge is always costly, and you have a family to support.
Just my two cents.
Craigslist doesn't care.. there are whole forums dedicated to this subject. They said sorry... two percent of posts are mis-flagged, please feel free to post again. HA! I can only post so many times from the same ip and same account. It is impossible to keep my ad up under those restrictions, when they get removed within an hour of my posting. If they did care they would require captcha for flagging as they do for posting. sounds simple enough. I have spent a lot of time (not spent with my baby girls) and money trying to keep my ads posted only to have them removed by some jackass. Fair is fair. If I can't advertise he won't be able to either. Believe me, I would rather not have to go through all of this. This fool is taking money from my family, and I think he should see how it feels. I think this software should be made public (maybe i will) so that craigslist gets off their *** and does something about this problem. Anyway I have the money to make it happen and I will.
Yeah but flagging doesn't do anything unless your post is against the TOS of craigslist right?
Unfortunately that is not the case. CL does not employ anyone to review posts... or flags. Any idiot can flag.... u can even be a bot (no captcha reqiured).
Originally Posted by Afro_Programmer
I have had to purchase accounts to repost my ad... this IS in violation of CL TOS.. however, I would not be in this position if I was not flagged for no reason repeatedly. Believe me, I would rather not have to spend all this time, money and effort... but it is what it is.
How does your competitor recognize your postings? Is there some specific item that he can search for electronically?
How would you recognize postings of your competitor? Do his contain something that you can search for electronically?