Help Me Escape Craigslist Purgatory
April 7, 2011 5:21 PM Subscribe
I'm having endless amounts of trouble posting a job offering on Craigslist. The job is real and legitimate (I just posted it on MeFi jobs too) but for the past few weeks every-time I try to put it up though my post does indeed goes live it doesn't show up in the feed and I get no responses. Why is this happening? How do I get around it?
posted by Potomac Avenue to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Just to reiterate: the post isn't flagged or removed, it just doesn't ever appear on the site. I can see it, but nobody else can.
I posted in the Craigslist help forums and was ignored. I wrote to the CL help email and got no response. At this point I need to just figure out myself how to get around whatever issue is going on with my posts.
I am posting for a job that is far away from where I live. It could be that they are sending my posts to purgatory because my IP address doesn't match the local one? Can I somehow set my address to seem like I'm posting locally? Could someone who lived there post it for me?
I have tried different email addresses as well. So it's not just my email they've blocked.
Has anyone had similar issues with a legitimate posting being ghosted like this? Is this as dumb a problem as it seems to me? Why would they not want me to post great jobs for folks to apply to while spammy work-from-home scams get through?
Thanks in advance!