I’m no Craigslist spammer, and this information isn’t intended to help the Craigslist spammers. On the contrary, I’m sharing this secret to help the many people out there who constantly find their legitimate Craigslist ads flagged simply because a large segment of the population doesn’t understand simple economics.

The Problem: You post an ad on Craigslist to sell a legitimate product or service, but “the community” flags your ad as being “inappropriate” or “prohibited.” Why do they flag these ads, if they are legitimate ads, you ask? Good question. Turns out that a lot of people are of the opinion that all goods should be sold at or below cost.

The Solution: If you find your ad being flagged, simply use the same email that you used to post your ad to edit it every so often. Each time you edit the ad, the “flag counter” is reset, meaning that you need that the small minority of vigilante flaggers has to start at the beginning.

“Social” sites always lead to this sort of thing – a small group of people control the content that everyone else sees. Ain’t democracy grand?