Read the reasons for flagging on the online community site. You can find them by clicking "Help, FAQ, Abuse, Legal" on Craigslist's home page and then clicking "What Are 'Flags' and 'Flagging'?"
Review a post or listing you think may violate Craigslist's terms. Consider flagging if the content is miscategorized---in the wrong category, referring to another ad posted on Craigslist or misplaced in any other way. Another reason for flagging is for content prohibited by the terms. A third flagging trigger is spam or over-posted content, which is a single item listed in multiple categories or cities. Finally, flag a post if you think it should be included in Best of Craigslist.
Tips & Warnings
- Listings are removed after a specific number of flags have been sent. Craigslist does not publish the number of flags required, but it varies by city and category.
- If your listing is the one that was flagged, Craigslist will send you an email telling you so, but will not explain why. To find out what might have gone wrong, visit the Flag Help forum.
- Do not flag a listing more than once.
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