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Jun. 18th, 2005

01:30 am - CU craigslist!

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Hey we finally got ourselves a chambana craigslist only 6 months after Craig Himself may have appeared mysteriously in my LJ.

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From:boannan
Date:June 18th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
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Dude! Why aren't you in town? you missed a rockin party...
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 18th, 2005 07:37 am (UTC)
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I'd hoped ke_jia would convey my regrets. I got a bad cold yesterday (Thursday) and have had no energy since. I was completely toasted yesterday and I'm still getting better (stuffy head and sore throat). I had been planning on heading to my folks place on Sunday for Father's Day so I just came out here a few days early instead of sticking around duck2ducks place and taking up their living room as I slept all day.

I would have been NO FUN at the party. I'm bummed that I had to miss it, I was really looking forward to it.
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From:boannan
Date:June 18th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
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You know I think Jake actually did mention that you were feeling sick. The wonders of the sleep-deprived brain :) Sorry man - I hope you feel better and have a great Father's Day! If we don't catch you this weekend at the reunion we'll see you on some other trip through Chi-town! :)
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 18th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
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I definitely won't be at the reunion. I'm still feeling lousy. I'm just going to hole up here at my folks place for a while.

Have fun!
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From:arun251
Date:June 18th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
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It looks like Madison has also had one since May 4th or so, judging by post dates, unless they all auto-expire after 45 days or so.
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From:arun251
Date:June 18th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I guess a lot of postings do expire after 45 days, but according to this factsheet, Madison got theirs in April.
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From:the_sween
Date:June 21st, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
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Yup, it's been since April.
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From:assclouds
Date:June 18th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
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It's kinda dead... Except for the Services section, nearly all of which I got to flag as spam.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 18th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Yah it is dead because it's brand new. We have to spread the word as I'm doing here! People have to start flagging spams as such so other people don't get turned off by the spam. At some point I'll think of things to post.
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From:poppins17
Date:June 18th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
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I saw mention of this in chambana.... I still don't know what it is though. Can anyone explain?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 18th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
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craigslist is a free anonymous forum for doing local classified ads of any kind. Got something to give away, post it to craigslist. Got a car you need driven to California for you, post it to craigslist. Want someone to paint your house, post it to craigslist. Want to find people to have an orgy with, post it to craigslist. Want a job, post it to craigslist. Planning an event you want to promote, post it to craigslist. It's kinda like indymedia meets ebay meets monster.com with a simple anonymous free local interface.

All the posts show up on the site with an anonymized email address that people can respond to you with. You can sign up for "subscriptions" so that new postings to some category or other of craigslist get emailed to you.

Right now the chambana one is kinda dead because it is so new and there's a lot of spam. But there is a collaborative spam flagging thing so once enough people start using it and flagging spam the spam will basically go away. In places where craigslist is very popular I know people who say almost everything big they buy and sell and every job they get is from craigslist.

And the whole thing is run by this random guy who thought it'd be a good idea.
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From:tmesser
Date:June 19th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Do you know a lot of people who have good luck with finding jobs on Craigslist? In some other online fora I read, it seems like the general trend is that most of the companies posting job openings to Craigslist are cheap and don't really want to pay people what they're worth, particularly for tech jobs. I'm interested to know whether this is really the case.

At the very least, it does appear to be an excellent place to buy/sell/trade things locally.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 19th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
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That may be true of places where craigslist isn't as popular but my understanding is that in the SF area where craigslist is king that EVERYONE advertises jobs on there.

All first hand accounts I've heard have been from people from the SF area.
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