Reader Jeremy sent me a great link to poignant yet hilarious blog called “Why was I flagged on Craigslist?”.
It contains a highly unofficial FAQ on why your craigslist ad was probably flagged. Here’s a sample…
Q: Why shouldn’t I ask for help in the Craigslist flag help forum?
A: Friend, the Craigslist flag help forum is a particular kind of hell realm designed to torture your body and soul into eternal penance for having posting something on Craigslist which was subsequently and inevitably flagged. You may, after fasting and prayer, thoughtful contemplation, physical preparation and having settled all earthly accounts, choose to click over to the forum solely for educational and completely non-interactive purposes. If you choose to do so, and God help you friend if you make that grave and serious choice, you will find the slaughter of the innocents of confused and once hopeful Craigslist flagged in their full, bloody, humiliated misery. And there, like the minions from the lake of hell fire that they are, are the truly horrible Craigslist volunteer moderators plucking at livers, poking their pitchforks, stoking fires, laughing diabolically, and unceasingly tormenting all who commit the sin of asking for help in the Craigslist flag help forum.
It’s funny because it’s true.