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Old 03-25-2018, 05:40 PM
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Default Craigslist personals gone now

I saw on reddit /r/swingers that CL voluntarily yanked their personal ads because of that law that just passed making websites legally guilty for any cp or slave trafficking that goes through them. I just saw a post in the personals section of this site looking for a FFM threesome... not a triad, but a just-sex threesome. I wonder what kind of effect that law is going to have on other free sites, such as this one, as well as semi-free sites such as OKC, and apps such as tinder and feeld, when it comes to people trying to fill the void left by the CL personals. Personally, i'm not sad to see it go, but i don't think the law will have an iota of an effect on the problems it's supposed to address, it's just another excuse for the T Rump to censor the media, CP and sex slavery have been around before the internet and now they will find some other way to traffick which won't be as easily tracked, but whatever. Just waiting to see if the personals section on this board and on reddit gets a spike in usage from all the CL refugees...
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:07 PM
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Craigslist spent most of 2010 repeatedly walking into corners because of its "adult services" ads.

The current flap is (IMNSHO) whining: "Weh!! The big meanies say that WE ought to be responsible for what we publish!!"

Obviously, the ACTUAL target of HR 1865 is Backpage, which not only published ads for whores & even for buying/selling children, but optimized their software & marketing to seek out that trade, & even got to the point of giving the worst of them discounts.

The "personal ads" that show up on Polyamory.com are mostly from clueless people who want to get into sexual swinging BUT pretend it's "poly" (even if they can't define it). And users have no way of knowing how many dubious ads (& maybe accounts) have been deleted by Mod/Admin.

Furthermore, this site is NOT well known, & is NOT heavily trafficked, & is NOT commercial. Aside from the nonmonogamy, it's more innocuous than Match.com, & waaaaay far below OKC etc.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:27 PM
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ref2018, I notice you don't suggest that Facebook will gain the uptick. What is the reason for that? Why would Polyamory.com get the traffic & not (say) @swingerswebsite

I rarely use Craigslist except for the "Musical instruments" ads... but didn'tthere used to be headings like "sex" & "relationships" in their "discussions"?

Figuring what a shifty/weaselly lot human beings are, I pulled up the "marriage & LTR" thread, which is
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An all inclusive place for committed couples and those considering a permanent commitment to discuss their marriages and relationships, and to share experiences with others with a view to nurturing happy, healthy lifelong relationships.
So, let's consider the topmost headers:
  • San Diego casual encounters
  • Bi guy
  • Rough fuck
  • grosse pointe scs guys, bi?
  • so this is the new casual encounters
I won't be surprised if the CL ads get hidden in some boring category nobody ever looks in.

I can't even blame Trump or the GOP on this one. It appears entirely non-partisan, yanking up self-righteous hand-wringing from Libs & Cons & Mods equally.

However, it's awfully damned clear that the "free market" Right & the Randian Liberaltarians got some fancy 'splainin to do.
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Old 03-25-2018, 08:14 PM
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No Dating & Friendships spike so far ...
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:06 PM
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Tony, i am sorry i left out poor facebook. I also left out fetlife. And i'm sure the blacks are being left out again too. I apologize to you from the bottom of my heart to the top of my head for not listing all the things and expressing all points of view. That is why we still need you here to keep us all in line. Good day to you and yours, may your wine contain no hemlock, and may you not get hit by a garbage truck or have a plane fall on your car while waiting for a red light to change to green. For it would suck to be you if that were the case.

ETA: Hi Kevin <3

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Old 03-25-2018, 09:16 PM
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:09 AM
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Meh, craigslist was all scammers in my area anyways.

BTW, all the escorts on backpage moved to the personals section.

This country just keeps getting more and more backwards.
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There is a new site called doublelist that is taking its place.
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:18 PM
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Yes, CL personal are dead. I tried some alternatives from here: http://onenightstand1.com/craigslist...ives-personals , and all are nice, free, worldwide classifieds, with personals section, but volume of ads there can't be compared with CL...

Sooner or later some site will replace CL, it need just some time...
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:12 PM
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There is a new site called doublelist that is taking its place.
The double list is OK, but there is at least 10-15 similar sites, and since I was looking at many, I don't see that DL have a larger amount of personal ads than other who are trying to replace CL personals.
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