Craigslist says it will drop 'erotic services' ads

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by rdowns, May 13, 2009.

  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Like this will make a difference. :rolleyes:

     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    As long as they keep "men seeking women", "women seeking men", "women seeking women" and "men seeking men", it won't make one damn bit of difference.
     
  4. JLatte macrumors 6502

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    So wait... They're changing the name of 'Erotic' to 'Adult' and then charging posters a fee to post? And they're just having someone monitor each post? Am I missing something?
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If they're charging now, isn't Craigslist essentially just the pimp?
     
  6. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    Win!

    I really dont think this is going to help anything as long as they have the 4 basic categories as lee said..
     
  7. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, censorship......we always let it win out in the end.
     
  8. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it really censorship if you're just stopping something that facilitates an illegal transaction? I mean, would it be any different if I posted that I was selling some cocaine, only $160 a gram, meet me on the corner of 4th and main? I'd expect that posting to be taken down. I mean, sure, maybe the erotic section postings weren't quite as blatant, but everyone knew what was going on.

    I agree with Lee on this, its not going to make a difference because there other sections to post this stuff in.
     
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