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What are the best Craigslist advertisements of all time?

Hey Crackhead remains my all-time favourite craigslist posting. It’s too good to quote one extract—you just have to read the whole thing.

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Craigslist is fighting back. Its latest gimmick is phone verification. Posting in some categories now requires a callback phone call, with a password sent to the user either by voice or as an SMS message. [...] Spammers tried using their own free ringtone sites to get many users to accept the Craigslist verification call, then type in the password from the voice message. Craigslist hasn’t countered that trick yet.

John Nagle # 26th May 2008, 8:40 am