Why can’t Craigslist be better?

I visit craigslist all the time. In other cities it is entertaining. The missed connections are thrilling because you just hope and hope one day someone saw you at the bank and posted about it on there. The politics in other cities are hilarious and the rants and raves furious rants about every day life. But, here in Austin our craigslist sucks. It’s full of kooks, raging idiots and besides that not once has anyone ever missed connection’d me even though I check all the time.

Could you all please work as a community to make craigslist more fun for me? Is that too much to ask?

4 Comments so far

  1. Bob Dobbs (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 11:04 am

    I’ll get right on it…

  2. ??? (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 11:18 am

    I know blogging is one of those nifty new intarweb thingies, but is there a moderator or can anyone just post this kind of ridiculous tripe on the main page?

  3. ttrentham (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 5:54 pm

    One person’s tripe is another one’s treasure?

    To answer your question, no. There’s no moderator and anyone can apply to write for this particular group blog. You’ve highlighted one of the things that separates blogs from traditional media, however. Blogging is generally warts and all and subject to very little editing. You take the good with the bad. You may find tripe one day and treasure another. None of us is getting rich off of this. Well, at least most of us aren’t.

  4. Fletch (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 11:19 pm

    When I first got here from DC, I wondered the same thing. I was looking forward to furnishing my apartment with free stuff off of craigslist, but alas, austin’s craigslist is worthless. Even the Rants&Raves is filled with comments that makes other cities R&Rs look like stunning works of genius. Similarly, why is Austinist filled with nothing but nightclub listings and the schedule for readings at Book People?

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