I use this EVERY DAY!!!
"This is a free service to make your awesome site all the better!
Please consider unblocking it!!! http://www.themccumbers.com/States.htm
I dont know if I can continue living without it!!!!
Living in a rural area of Oregon...most of my craigslisting is done in the bigger cities.
This utility makes that quick and easy for me and others!!!
I, too, sent an email to Craigslist, asking that they please unblock this site..........anyone know of the reason they object to search sites like this one? It's curious to me, because it seems to me they benefit from these types of expanded-scope searches......
I think they feel that I am enabling more hits on their servers. And I am. But what they don't get is that people will still hit their servers but will waste considerably more time doing it because they have such a crapass front end.
I love the hippie, no money, peace-sign, egaltarian mantra and all but if you have Twin Turbo Supra and have to stick you GD foot out the door to move it, who cares?
If they let me at their APIs on their actual server, we could have something really clean and usable in ONE day for browsers, IOS, and Android.
And, and, and I never heard back from them. I guess you're picking up my vibe that I'm tired of them force-feeding their front end on us. Craig got BILLIONS in selling a non-controlling share to eBay and he don't care. None of them care because we still have to live with their stoopid front end.
Craig - put an API out to your data and open it! Seriously, quit being evil.
I was hoping this was just a glitch, but realized it wasn't when I saw your message. I sent an email today mentioning the advantages to having such a useful tool. I also let them know that I use an Android app on my phone that provides a similar service.
Thanks for not throwing your servers in the garbage because of what you have had to deal with. I use your search almost everyday and have bought and sold more items than I can remember because of it. It saved me thousands!
Here is the letter I sent:
Dear Craigslist Caretakers,
I want to let you know that a search service for Craigslist that I use and highly value has been blocked. This is a free service that makes access to your listings convenient and simple, just like Craigslist itself. Unlike SearchTempest or AutoTempest it works without complication and has no advertisements
Please consider unblocking it.
Living in a rural area of Montana most of my craigslist searching is done in multiple cities.
This utility makes that quick and easy for me and helps me purchase goods and check the market around me so that I can sell my goods at a fair price.