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listpic vs craiglist

so i used listpic.com  (thanks to a suggestion from bobacita) to pretty much buy most of my furniture for my condo, it showed 100 pics per page from craigslist posting, so you didn't have to click on each individual link.

however, a few days ago, i discovered that craigslist has started to block listpic. so i sent an email to craig and jim at craigslist.org, and craig responded.


Here's the short version regarding the listpic thing. Sorry for
the delay, just flew home.

Best is this update:

The listpic technology was taking a lot of bandwidth from our servers
making it harder for the vast bulk of people who visit our site.

The listpic people are aware of this and other issues, which
they do not diclose.

Perhaps they should also explain their attempt to monetize our site,
and the other similar issue.




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Jun. 9th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Sounds like they just implemented it really poorly/irresponsibly. They could have easily cached the cragislist images on their own server. Serves 'em right for getting blocked.
Jun. 10th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC)
You were asking me about fabric for garb for Andy for Pennsic. I have not quite 3 yards of a blue/grey cotton - that should be enough for a T-tunic. It's yours if you want it. (And since it's at least partially cotton, it should dye without too much trouble if you want it to be another color.)
Jun. 10th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for the offer, though he is still trying to figure out what pattern he wants to make.
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