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Unbelievable! Craigslist completely shut down 'adult services' section!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MarkUSA, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. #1
    September 4th, 2010
    Craigslist removes 'adult services' section, calling it 'censored'
    <<Under pressure from lawmakers and several State Attorney Generals, Craigslist has removed its adult services section, replacing it with a black bar that says "censored." >>
    SEMrush
    I can't believe they gave in to the pressure from the government so easily! While I never had a need to use that section, I personally know several people here in my local area that have used it on a regular basis =)
    From an Internet Marketing standpoint, this may eat away at web site traffic for some forum members. Any thoughts?
     
    MarkUSA, Sep 4, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Digital_shubhi

    Digital_shubhi Prominent Member

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    I think something like that happened in GumTree also. They closed few sections!
     
    Digital_shubhi, Sep 4, 2010 IP
  3. JoesMillion

    JoesMillion Peon

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    I saw that coming.
     
    JoesMillion, Sep 4, 2010 IP
  4. Sweetums

    Sweetums Peon

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    #4
    That sucks - oh well now everyone has to find or make up a new site for their adult site shenanigans. If anyone knows about a good free adult forum - I would be interested in knowing about it.
     
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  5. Sweely

    Sweely Well-Known Member

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    #5
    I, as someone else stated above, saw this one coming.
     
    Sweely, Sep 4, 2010 IP
  6. Mentalhead

    Mentalhead Active Member

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    No more BDSM on Craigslist? That's sad...
     
    Mentalhead, Sep 4, 2010 IP
  7. Montreal Classifieds

    Montreal Classifieds Active Member

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    it is called freedom of speech. what is the difference between US and China, except geolocation?
     
    Montreal Classifieds, Sep 7, 2010 IP
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    ApocalypseXL Notable Member

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    Prostitution is illegal in the US and promoting it is also considered a crime . As for freedom it heard they're planing to introduce some cretinous law in Georgia .
     
    ApocalypseXL, Sep 7, 2010 IP
  9. Montreal Classifieds

    Montreal Classifieds Active Member

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    Craigslist not promoting prostitution, it just advertising media. Closing that category will not resolve the problem. Other websites will replace it or other media will come as replacement.
    Websites are not liable for content posted by users under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
    The prostitution was around before and will stay. If government really wants resolve this, they should contact people advertising these services and not the media itself. All that is just politics and some politicians just trying to gain some cheap point.
    The question why eBay classifieds are out of scope? Why politicians can use sexual services, but accusing other doing that?
     
    Montreal Classifieds, Sep 7, 2010 IP
  10. JoesMillion

    JoesMillion Peon

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    Hookers are crying.
     
    JoesMillion, Sep 7, 2010 IP
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    spyder99 Peon

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    I heard in the news the other day that a serial killer might be using craiglist to search for its next victim. So I think shutting down the adult section propagated from some indirect form of crimes that had transpired.
     
    spyder99, Sep 9, 2010 IP
  12. Project Mobius

    Project Mobius Peon

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    so what? You have an escort service or something?
     
    Project Mobius, Sep 9, 2010 IP
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    Seqqa Well-Known Member

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    Lol it's like Craigslist has gone bust or something.
     
    Seqqa, Sep 10, 2010 IP
  14. Hannah987

    Hannah987 Peon

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    can someone tell me how exactly Craigslist earns money? I read that they were charging for the adult services somewhere, but aside from that? What good is this website to the person who founded it, financially?

    I think there was also issues arising from child prostitution and other stuff being advertised on that site, which might explain the quick agreement to remove that section.
     
    Hannah987, Sep 10, 2010 IP
  15. Project Mobius

    Project Mobius Peon

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    #15
    that's not gonna stop human trafficing and child pros, they can just make their own site.
     
    Project Mobius, Sep 10, 2010 IP