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Subject: Posting on Craigslist
Date Posted: 10/14/2008 7:49 PM ET
Member Since: 1/6/2006
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There is a person who is a member of this site who is constantly posting on Craigslist about this site, trying to get people to sign up using their email as a referral.  Is this allowed. It seems very wrong!


Date Posted: 10/14/2008 8:06 PM ET
Member Since: 1/6/2006
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Last Edited on: 10/14/08 9:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/14/2008 8:36 PM ET
Member Since: 3/8/2007
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Why does it seem wrong? I really want to know because maybe I am not looking at it from the right angle because I don't see a problem.

 PBS wants to get the word out there about the site, so they offer credits for referrals.  I work at a VERY large place with over 200 people.  To me it would be the same as putting up a flyer at work. 


Date Posted: 10/14/2008 8:38 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2007
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I'm sure PBS allows it - but CraigsList considers it spam, so you can flag it, if you want. I flag those all the time, they disappear eventually.

On another note, I would remove that email address from your post. It could be just me, but it seems inappropriate (ETA: listing the email address, not the CL listing!).

For the official record, CL ( http://www.craigslist.org/about/terms.of.use#conduct ) prohibits listings:

k) that constitutes or contains  "affiliate marketing," "link referral code," 
"junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited
commercial advertisement;\

l) that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if:
posted in areas of the craigslist sites which are not designated for such
purposes; or emailed to craigslist users who have not indicated in writing that
it is ok to contact them about other services, products or commercial interests.

m) that includes links to commercial services or web sites, except as allowed
in "services";
THIRD & FOURTH EDIT, geez... to fix format of C&P. If this doesn't work, I don't care anymore!!!!!!!! :-)

Last Edited on: 10/14/08 8:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 10/14/2008 8:50 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 10/18/09 8:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/15/2008 10:21 AM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
Posts: 13,147
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They are trying to get referrals. Why is that wrong? If I was you, I would be happy that more people are looking at this site and maybe signing up. That means more books for everyone!

I found this site from one of those craigslist ads. I sure am gald I did!

Last Edited on: 10/15/08 10:22 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/15/2008 11:12 AM ET
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Last Edited on: 3/27/09 11:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/15/2008 1:20 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I found out about PBS from a CL posting.  The postee did not list their email address, but they did list the PBS website.  I saw the posting a number of times thru the months.