YSaC, Vol. 1445: This is why we can’t have nice websites.

2013 February 8

To whom ever


The craigslist ad for pets says you can’t sale pets ( in other words pet breeders ) but it does not say you can’t sale pet items such cages/kennels, and dog clothes ect. People have way to much time. They also do not read. I wrote a letter to craigslist about how big of a problem this has become. Maybe we should not have craiglist anymore. If people keep complaining we probably won’t. It just complaining after complaining. Sad !!!

Oh well – looks like that’s going to be about it for You Suck At Craigslist. After all, if we don’t have Craigslist any more, it won’t be possible to suck at it. Or will it? Some of the knuckleheads we’ve had on here are so bad at Craigslist, they probably actually could continue to suck at it even if it no longer existed.

“Wantd: sumone to brang me a chwaiwewah dog.”
“Um, Gladys? Why are you typing a want ad into your Kindle?”

Pity we’re going to have to stop doing YSaC, though. Oh wait – internet archive! Never mind – we’re good.

Thanks for the link, JW!

57 Responses leave one →
  1. 2013 February 8

    *hums “The Party’s Over” while sweeping up confetti cake and coffee slices in the lounge*

    Last one out, please turn off the intertubes.

    Adores: 5
  2. 2013 February 8
    Mel permalink

    Ooh, he WROTE A LETTER. And used ‘whom’. That’s taking swift and decisive action right there. All those Craigslist misusers must be trembling.

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    • 2013 February 8

      Because that always works.

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    • 2013 February 8
      limelolly permalink

      TREMBLE CRAIGSLIST MISUSERS!

      (let me know if it works)

      Adores: 6
      • 2013 February 8
        CapnMac permalink

        O, the misjays! Will none save the misjays?

        Adores: 2
    • 2013 February 8
      SilvaNoir permalink

      Almost as effective as an internet petition

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  3. 2013 February 8

    Dear Craigslist:

    I wish to lodge a complaint about Craigslist users who complain too much. If I have to continue to complain about their complaining, we may not have Craigslist anymore, and I am banned from both eBay and the classified ads at my local newspaper because people complained.

    Adores: 13
  4. 2013 February 8

    People have way to much time. They also do not read.

    You are preaching to the choir, Sparky.

    Adores: 4
    • 2013 February 8
      SilvaNoir permalink

      I tried to much time once. It didn’t work. I wonder if Sparky could show me the way.

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      • 2013 February 8

        It’s a typo, Sparky thinks people have a way to mulch time.

        Adores: 6
        • 2013 February 8
          Kaziganthi permalink

          It is a typo, but what he really meant was people have too much thyme.

          Adores: 5
        • 2013 February 8
          Bombdude permalink

          Silly me, and here I thought that Sparky thought that people have a way to munch thyme.

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        • 2013 February 8
          mud "static noise" slicker permalink

          When in reality, we all know…

          “…ain’t nobody got time for dat!”

          Adores: 11
        • 2013 February 8
          DigitalAxis permalink

          If I could mulch time in a bottle
          The first thing that I’d like to do
          Is mix it with dirt in my windowsill box
          And pour the box out down on you…

          Adores: 7
    • 2013 February 8
      CapnMac permalink

      Perhaps this protesting Sparky finds too many ways to, and not enough ways out?

      After all, that having to pull the plug out of the wall to turn the glowy box off is hard on the hardware, and nobody wants to sale a ‘puter for whom the Sparky kvetches.

      Adores: 3
    • 2013 February 8
      Tankerbell permalink

      Spark-bro, do me a solid and put something in your complaint to Craigslist about how people don’t spell correctly, use proper grammar, use appropriate punctuation, or engage their brains prior to posting.
      Kthxbai,
      Tankerbell

      Adores: 5
  5. 2013 February 8

    Now that YSAC is officially over, we can talk about the shocking twist ending:

    Can you believe it actually WAS a lion all along?!

    Adores: 25
    • 2013 February 8
      SilvaNoir permalink

      And you couldn’t take the red table for free!

      Adores: 7
    • 2013 February 8

      Firm Obo was his sled.

      Adores: 8
    • 2013 February 8

      Keyser Soze was made of bees!

      Adores: 7
      • 2013 February 8
        Tankerbell permalink

        Bruce Willis was the Llamanun all along!

        Adores: 4
        • 2013 February 8

          The Ostrimu is in fact a rather surprised sperm whale and a bowl of petunias.

          Adores: 7
    • 2013 February 8
      CapnMac permalink

      That 5 x 7 = √42
      and that
      Auntie Em Nite Shamalamadingdong is actually a clone of a Kubrick-Kurosawa cross breeding (rehommieing fee $250 each or both for $600)?

      Adores: 2
    • 2013 February 8

      And who knew a lacawates valtrus-suka was that furry!

      Adores: 3
    • 2013 February 8
      Malfunctioning Spambot #4 permalink

      I’m free! I see the light at last! Goodbye, cold electrons!

      Electrons are brought to you by generous donations from the Tesla Foundation for Indoor Lightning

      Adores: 3
    • 2013 February 8
      Windrose permalink

      And the box is actually an octagon with six sides!

      Adores: 2
    • 2013 February 8
      Grumpy Grammy permalink

      Wait! No more cat math? Whatever shall I do? I mean, I love cat math.

      Please sign my online petition to bring back Sparky and the Craigslist twits. (Hey, that could be my cover!)

      Adores: 4
  6. 2013 February 8

    Letters to Craigslist is one of those columns you don’t see much of.

    Dear Craigslist,

    Yesterday I walked in on my husband having sex with a Yeti. I took some pictures and hired a lawyer right away. I approached him later and said, “Dude! You found a Yeti, and then you slep with it!?!”

    He said, “I know right?! We should totes sell the picture!”

    So my question is, how much should we sell the picture for? Our lawyer is saying we’ve got a good case to keep sole ownership copyrights to all photos so long as the Yeti lives with us. The Yeti isn’t even asking for a cut so long as it gets some free lovin’.

    To Yeti-Lovin’:
    ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!! ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!! ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!ROOFER!!!

    Adores: 6
    • 2013 February 8
      CapnMac permalink

      Wait, wasn’t that in the Xanadu “Missed Connections” last week?

      Adores: 2
  7. 2013 February 8
    camille permalink

    I am saling, I am saling,
    My chawawa ‘cross the sea.
    I am also saling datsuns,
    To be near you, to be free.

    Adores: 8
  8. 2013 February 8
    Ralph permalink

    The “Pets” classification is part of the “Community” section and says “no pet sales/breeding — small adoption fee OK.” There are frequent flame wars over the concept of “small” and listings flagged because some people think listing live snake food or whatever is immoral. Sparky et al. do not seem to comprehend that there is a “For Sale” section of craigslist where you can sale your ect.

    I have been breeding ects in my basement and was about to list them by the dozen, but now that Sparky has complained I may have to put them on eBay. The problem is that there are almost 7000 listings for ects there and I was hoping to have less competition locally.

    Adores: 8
    • 2013 February 8

      That’s just silly, of course you need live snake food; you don’t have to feed a dead snake. It’s dead.

      Adores: 15
      • 2013 February 8
        mud "static noise" slicker permalink

        …and yet, there are people out there who will insist on beating it and beating it and beating it.

        Adores: 7
        • 2013 February 8

          I guess they’ve never heard that beating your snake too much can cause you to go blind.

          Adores: 9
      • 2013 February 8
        CapnMac permalink

        Wait, don’t dead snakes feed on couches?

        Adores: 4
        • 2013 February 8
          DigitalAxis permalink

          I thought it was a hat. Or, possibly, the snake’s eating an elephant.

          Adores: 1
        • 2013 February 8
          mud "static noise" slicker permalink

          Little Prince

          I see what you did there…. 😀

          Adores: 1
  9. 2013 February 8
    simmer on low first permalink

    Ok so what is next he will start complaining about people selling things on craigslist that they are allowed to sell but really should not be selling at least not on any public site or at all for that matter.

    Adores: 4
    • 2013 February 8
      camille permalink

      Welcome to YSAC. Can I offer you some freshly-squeezed punctuation?

      Adores: 9
      • 2013 February 8
        simmer on low first permalink

        sorry very late here my mind went wandering

        Adores: 2
        • 2013 February 8

          It’s oaky, that tends to happen a lot ’round here.

          Adores: 4
        • 2013 February 8

          Spellcheck, you have failed me.

          Adores: 2
        • 2013 February 8
          Tankerbell permalink

          Is oaky the new shiny? I guess oaks are pretty cool, so I can live with that.
          “Hey, lookit my new shirt.”
          “Ooh, Mitt Romney in a sombrero. Oaky.”

          Adores: 5
        • 2013 February 8
          Windrose permalink

          NB the Oaky.

          Adores: 3
        • 2013 February 8
          One Moving Violation permalink

          ghosty, you just needed to put a dokey behind that oaky.

          Adores: 2
        • 2013 February 8

          :gasp!: In public!?!

          Adores: 6
        • 2013 February 8
          Tankerbell permalink

          *waggles eyebrows*
          Hey, OMV, C’mon over to the corner with me and we’ll play pin the dokey on the oaky.

          Adores: 6
    • 2013 February 8
      CapnMac permalink

      [technical aside]
      It is a shame that, when jestro was created, the designers never contemplated that some significant portion of persons writing comments might do so from mobile devices.

      Had that been the case, they might have included the ability to show a user commented from a mobile device. Some of which are quite small, and with very reduced keypads. I know that, before I upgraded to a clever phone, that my text punctuation was limited to whatever characters were hiding under the “1” key,

      Which then poses a question for those designers working on forum software for the post-CL era, of whether or not to have a voluntary declaration by commentators on language skills usage.

      Of course that might be a bit too defining–after all, it can be useful for the erudite & literate to savvy-savvy pidgin, yokel, hick, and the like.
      [/aside]

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      • 2013 February 8
        Grumpy Grammy permalink

        I want to say “Wow, we just got coreyed by CapnMac”. I want to but I won’t.

        Adores: 1
        • 2013 February 8
          mud "static noise" slicker permalink

          But is he “minty?”

          Adores: 3
        • 2013 February 8
          Tankerbell permalink

          That’s one of the spoilers we can talk openly about now that YSaC is over. Cap’n always had a minty shell. He just had to believe.

          Adores: 2
  10. 2013 February 8

    Captain Obvious McSparkleton wrote a letter to Craigslist complaining about all the complaining.

    Hunh.

    His next quest is sending a letter to Congress and enclosing a check stamped “INSUFFICIENT FUNDS” to get them to stop spending money they don’t have.

    Got to admire his fervency.

    Adores: 4
  11. 2013 February 8
    One Moving Violation permalink

    It just complaining after complaining.

    Plenty of complaining before the complaining too.
    Plenty of unjust complaining after complaining as well.
    Plenty of just complaining during unjust complaining.
    Plenty of unjust complaining in competition of more unjust complaining.

    Cowboy up and quitchersnivelin’!

    Adores: 1
  12. 2013 February 9

    Mudsy, no complaints about your time in the box? Punchity Punch Punch!

    Good Morning, Citizens of the Interwebs!

    Adores: 0

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