Craiglist alternatives
September 2, 2004 11:23 AM   Subscribe

Now that Craigslist is not free, is there another board where can I find someone to help me with a small NYC-based php/mysql/odbc project? I don't want to use google groups - I'll be spammed for years...
posted by subpixel to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
You might wanna try the New York PHP List.
posted by ph00dz at 11:37 AM on September 2, 2004

You could use USENET via Google Groups, but give a webform out for a contact info, which would prevent spamming.

Metafilter's probably not a bad place, either, whether via text ad or related question in AskMe. :)
posted by weston at 12:26 PM on September 2, 2004

or find out when the next nyc php meetup is. I know they had/have a group.
posted by darkpony at 12:28 PM on September 2, 2004

What about Craigslist isn't free? This is news to me.
posted by emelenjr at 1:36 PM on September 2, 2004

Yes, do you mean it's not free in a "philosophical, not-partially-owned-by-eBay" sense? Cause it's still free in a "doesn't-cost-anything" sense, I think.
posted by freebird at 1:47 PM on September 2, 2004

There's still no charge for Craigslist. It's the same as it was.
posted by Mo Nickels at 2:35 PM on September 2, 2004

craigslist fact sheet

Q: How does craigslist support its operations?
A: Craigslist charges businesses a small fee to post job ads in SF, NYC and LA.

Coincidentally, subpixel appears to be in NYC and would be posting a job ad.
posted by kindall at 3:08 PM on September 2, 2004

If it's a small project I believe listing a "gig" is still free and there is a category for computers under gig.
posted by terrortubby at 3:15 PM on September 2, 2004

Additionally, hasn't craigslist charged businesses a small fee for job ads for a long time now? Subpixel's use of the phrase "Now that..." implies this is some recent change in policy.
posted by gluechunk at 4:56 PM on September 2, 2004

You could have that someone do the work virtually and post in Chicago.
posted by xammerboy at 5:48 PM on September 2, 2004

subpixel: post in the Gigs section. that is still free.

gluechunk: they just started in NYC. they've been charging in San Fran for awhile.
posted by Stynxno at 5:53 PM on September 2, 2004

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