Craigslist dating verification
I also remember Luis von Ahn was describing an attack against re CAPTCHA, where 4chan users attacked re CAPTCHA by trying to guess which of the two words was the known one, and entering "penis" as the other word :-) It is therefore not surprising the most marketplaces attempt to have some form of identification service.
A form of identification that is considered strong is to ask for unique ID element from the registering users, e.g., the SSN of the participant, asking for place of birth, etc. Souma Miura: Interestingly enough, I was able to fool quite a few websites that supposedly guarantee for the identity of their participants.
These methods range from ineffective to excessive, with nothing in between.
First, you can only post 3 times per 24 hour period, across any of the categories. A website like Craigslist NEEDS to have a constant flow of content to be worthwhile to the people reading it.
But for the 99% of ads that are completely legit, you'll find postings designed to con you.
That's a sad reality of life, and of Craigslist, but if you know what to look out for you can avoid the pitfalls of an otherwise awesome service. ) This is a really nasty scam, and we could all fall for it quite easily.
Meeting people on the internet is a completely viable option in my opinion. If I find out that you've ripped me off, I reserve the right to punch you in the private parts.
When a user attempts to make a post, Craigslist asks for verification with a viable phone number.
Even more importantly, Sybil attacks, where one participant generates multiple accounts, can fool many systems that rely on peer evaluation, or assume that users are independent of each other.
For example, in services such as Mechanical Turk, which rely on redundancy to ensure high-quality answers, many spammers create multiple accounts and try to attack simple tasks by entering the same answer in all questions.
Some people chose to commit career suicide and date someone from work. As part of my intense clinical research* for this article, I perused a number of W4M ads. Your posts read like fairy tales in which all of you miraculously became thinner, younger, more successful, and better looking by the end. Basically, I don't mind you sharing excerpts and links to my work, please just give me credit for it.
Nowadays there are so many more options for single people: speed dating, singles cruises, matchmaking services, volunteering, support groups or even the internet. It took a bit of effort on my part, but I was able to read between the lines, and figure out what you were If I was to write an ad it would read something like: “You: A man. If you're unsure if I'll approve of your use of any of my content, just ask.