At this point, this is the closest thing you will get to the old CL Personals. I have checked extensively. There is nothing else. There isn't a ton of traffic, but I see it very slowly increasing day by day. People just need to be aware of it, then it should spread like wild fire hopefully. First they now only accept gmail and yahoo. You cannot get a verification otherwise. They added phone verification too. And yet the flagging wars have started.
I think I'll try Tinder. I looked at doublist. There were some ads for today in my area which was encouraging. I wasn't able to see anything but the titles though, opening the post didn't show the content of it or the pictures. Tried the site via VPN out the Netherlands and the post content showed up.
I noticed that too. Disabling my adblockers showed the content. Guess I'll just have to flag things selectively if I want to see posts. There's only 3 postings and they're all hundreds of miles away.
I went and checked and you're right. Obviously Craigslist knew illegal activity was going on for a long time, why didn't they do something about it? Like verify accounts and make you prove your identity before you can post?
I guess Craig made his money and ran. That's like asking why boost Mobile didn't make sure everyone who bought a phone from a gas station wasn't a drug dealer first. It's an unreasonable burden to place on them. Uh, no it wasn't for any illegal activity.
Pretty terrible bill that does nothing to help stop actual sex trafficking or protect sex workers. So if prostitution is an unstoppable activity that is relatively dangerous, do you make it more illegal or make it more legal? If you drive it underground, it just makes it harder for people to get help. If you regulate the shit out of it, maybe some of the danger goes away. Then put a system in place that will help the people that need it.
Bring things into the light only makes society safer. Less drug dealers fighting on the streets, less likey for John's to beat the shit out of tricks, more medical and psychological care for people who need it. Kill curiosity in a safe way, and all of a sudden it has less hold over you. By holding websites liable they at least, for the time being, hinder that flow of activity. Plenty of experts and social scientists spoke out against the shut down precisely because it makes it more difficult to catch these criminals by driving them under ground or onto websites outside the US.
It basically sounds like the consensus among sex trafficking experts is that this will exacerbate the problem, not help it. Here to save the day! Welcome Firechat and Mastodon. The community just needs to start using these plataforms by announcement in places like here. Let me explain how to use these things. Firechat is a communicator that is totally descentralized.
It can communicate phone to phone using regular networking like wifi or your data plan. But also you can turn that stuff off and just talk to the locals using Bluetooth.
I know, it's crazy! Like if you go to a club, you can just post, I'm here and talk to those users who are close by. There is a local channel just for that purpose. It's not a clone. It basically works by having a login to an instance. There are videos, links images and sounds.
It's federalized, but it can also be localized. Like there can be one or fifty for San Diego, another 20 for Los Angeles. Or to you could like get together with a mini group and just toot to them all day. No one else in the middle do long as you can have one of your friends leave his computer turned on all day for this Anyway, there go Google these two things and see if you can use them.
It is a bummer to loose CL, had a lot of good times through it. I am in MI, my best alternative so far has been local classifieds like classopia. We are currently working on pvssy.
Everything had to be pre selected questions and answers to comply with the new laws in the US. Anyway the website is still under construction but we are making progress daily. If you like it please post and spread the word. Less than a minute.
The funny part is Facebook and Twitter are both in violation of sesta. There are literally ten of thousands of escort ads all over both websites. The moral of my story is be careful with a molestation victim who engages in incest with her 3 brothers.
Maybe the bipolar and skitzo was caused by that. Now please tell me your opinion! Fetlife is more like Facebook of sex, not really a POF for sex. Fetlife is really confusing, poorly designed, and they do a horrendous job at a personals section. Not really about hooking up with people. And there's a much wider acceptance of various non-monogamous configurations and understandings.
Not that I approve, but it sure as hell is popular! All of that makes it a great place to find sex partners. If you are willing to meet up with someone in a semi-public place and get to know them in person. Very very poor substitute, but it covers many of the same areas of interest potentially. Definitely more social network than it is dating network and it's set up that way.
It's only the US where the personals are gone. Pick a city and just start posting, others will follow along. Canada's personal section is now gone as well. Craigslist deleted the personals sections for all countries now. Side effect of their servers being in California I imagine. Personal ads are gone worldwide on CL. Their lawyers are probably telling them that ads in Asia or Africa open them to prosecution because the US law is written so broadly.
We could, but then it would infringe on Canadians looking for a good time. And good luck letting everyone in California know to look in the same section. Give it time to fix issues and for others to migrate over. Unfortunately, backpage is also closed. I think the best option could be Casualx: I hope Craigslist can be back soon. Might as well just use Tinder or POF. At least you can do more than flip through pictures and profiles for free with those.
I tried many posts on doublelist as alternative of craigslist, they never approved my ads. Maybe they are approving their personal post ads only. I got the same bullshit. Takes like to review then it says it was removed for violating guidelines. I see folks straught up nudes and talk about drug use in slang terms but my simple text based ads get removed.
I dont get ir either. Moreover the ads are moderated someone checks that users and ads are not fake so the most of the ads are real. I call 'BS' on your 'not fake' statement. I just looked at their Casual Encounters area, W4M, and nearly all of the 'women' there are 'bots or pros.
Those that I looked up all had area codes that didn't match the STATE that the purported post was from, so they're 'bots or pros that are out of town on 'the circuit'. After the CL personals section is closed, I tried to find some other sites to replace it. I found out that the CasualX app and the doublelist. You may try it. And the another craiglist site backpage.
Be always careful when using such free ad post sites. It all about the content. Hopefully well see something with an active user base fill the hole soon. Like CL this one is free to post and read - not a scam site like most the others.
Just looks like it needs more people to start using it. For past few months, since I am using few of those sites I can see rapid growing of posted ads in personal sections: That means that people slowly "switching" from CL to other sites Thu Mar 29 The courts will have to sort all this out, but Craig's List was smart to eliminate Personals until there is clear definition.
What about all those 4 am toll free number TV commercials that also have websites? Makes me wonder if Las Vegas is envious of that Back East situation. D I think Craigslist is just covering their ass. I use Craigslist all the time, but I never go their personals section. Sketchy stuff going on there This is both good and bad. The bad is that the government is completely over reaching. While I would never ever ever consider hiring the services of a prostitute I still feel the government has no right to interfere the a decision made by two consenting adults.
Paying a hooker might be a bit more direct but probably no different then someone taking someone out to a high dollar restaurant and having "expectations" for later. These are some seriously bad people that was taken off the streets. Forcing prostitution back underground may make it much harder to save victims and arrest the serious offenders. The good is pretty self explanatory because it will probably curb transfer of STDs and STIs and the soccer moms and religious nuts can pat themselves on the back for a job well done spreading their version of morality.
All in all though they will just move to another venue or message boards. Or end up advertising on the dark web or something. The will is strong so they will find a way. I got all my Big Y love story reading from there! Fri Mar 30 CL wasn't very popular in my area for dating. I got a couple replies, but most of the posts seems to be a come-on to visit a website. Wasn't there those TV ads back in the 80's that weren't exactly like they seemed? Yeah - it's definitely issues like these that keep me from sleeping at night.
It's a good thing congress focuses on the real pressing issues of the day to make life better for everyone. Not guns, human rights, housing cost, transportation, manufacturing, or the amazon near-monopoly ruining the retail economy, but internet personals - that have been in existence, and doing the same thing for over 20 years?
People that would go here, will just resort to illicit or nefarious methods to do the same thing. People have been doing these 'activities' since recorded history - so now these old walking corpses in congress from bygone times that should have retired 30 years ago, really think they are going to be able to stop or prevent anything? Then trump must feel a bit odd if he signs off on this - as he has basically been doing the same thing through different channels, for his entire adult life.
Speaking of prostitutes and whores, aren't there several hundred of those working in DC? I can think of about of them right off the top of my head. They may wear suits and speak in all sorts of pompous language but they are prostitutes nonetheless. They sell themselves and their votes to the Insurance industry, the banking industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the corporations and the defense contractors, etc. Do as we day, not as we do. I see a lots of sex peddlers on Twitter.
See very few on Facebook. I ignore or block them. They made themselves skankey long before the bill came up. I don't see why the Platonic section on Craigslist should be shut down. This is about peoples lives, and they post there comments on problems in their lives, and people can respond with help for them or any comment that will soothe or help the person.
I met a wonderful guy on the platonic section. We are now very good friends, and at my age of 73, after loosing my husband of 48 yrs. I am a lucky lady.
I have know him now for 3 years, he is kind, helpful and wonderful. Being a retired policeman of 64, I can say I am glad that I met him, he is very protective, and I can sleep well now that I have met him. Why get rid of this section, isn't this a free world with free speech? In addition to the "prostitutes and whores" in DC, don't forget the ones in San Jose...