Looking for a date? Visit Craigslist.org!

All of you "ladies men" better steer clear of the popular website Craigslist, as they have officially made cracking down on prostitution a priority. Police from across the United States have been making arrests almost on a weekly basis due to the influx of prostitution like ads involving both children and adults.

A site which most users turn to for finding a local job or selling items, has been found to have a strong market for something else; sexual services. Though most publicity is often welcomed by a company, this would probably fall under the "NOT WELCOME" category for Craigslist. The past few months have been hard hitting for Craigslist when it comes to the media.

In addition to prosecuting 14 software companies for helping posters bypass security features, Craigslist now requires anyone posting an "erotic services" ads to pay a small fee with a valid credit card and to supply them with a working phone number. This will allow Craigslist to better assist law enforcement should something come up.

As Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said in a press release, "The dark side of the Internet must be stopped from eclipsing its immense potential for good." But I guess that all depends on the specific "consumer."

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The dark side of the Internet must be stopped from eclipsing its immense potential for good.

Wait- are they going to go after 4chan now?

There appears to be some sort of bug within the CMS system. There are supposed to be quotation marks around 'date', but instead it has been giving these funky symbols.

Missed this one: But I guess that all depends on the specific â€Ã...“consumer.”

Looks like a character set issue to me.

Edit: it's even more screwed up in this reply.

The "dark side of the internet" will never be stopped. It just means that people looking to do a little online prostitution will move to a different site, as I'm sure plenty already exist. Are they going to start policing all message boards?

Besides, if you think about it, this sort of makes Craig a pimp. A bit cash goes to him for every sexual encounter? I mean, really... does no one see what could possibly be wrong with that? And what do you think most of this cash will *really* be going towards?

Kupo-Cheer said,
The "dark side of the internet" will never be stopped. It just means that people looking to do a little online prostitution will move to a different site, as I'm sure plenty already exist. Are they going to start policing all message boards?


Where are these other sites you speak of?