Read, read, read. There is a lot of information here, mostly about the flagging system. The more you understand about how this system works, the more skillful you will be at staying on the right side of it. You will also be more able to keep your craigslist site cleaned up and free of bad ads. Bad ads (like spam) bury your ad when you try to post and get in your way when you are reading the list looking for something.
We use many links. This is a key to the link icons:
Link goes to a page off this site. Opens in the same window.
Link goes somewhere and opens in a new window. If your BACK button doesn't work, you are likely in a new window but haven't realized it. Using a browser with a tabbed pages feature makes keeping multiple pages open at once a snap. We recommend Firefox. Go here to get it.
Link opens in a Popup window. The Popup will close if you click outside the window or follow a link inside the window.
Links with no icon go somewhere on this site and open in the same window.
The flagging links on the upper right of many pages do not actually flag anything. They do go to the older craigslist flagging confirmation page.
Easter eggs exist.
If you find broken links, messed up links or something that just doesn't work correctly, please let us know at:
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