- Jun 26, 2020
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I'm pretty much done with this platform...
I use tags and a lot of them, why? Because I have learned over the years that 90% of the time I can list something and it sits for weeks or months at a time without a peep. I add a crap ton of general guitar related tags and get a substantial amount of serious inquiries. Lately there is a maniac that has nothing better to do than reply to my ads being aggressive, threatening and 100% sketchy/unstable regarding my use of tags.
I am not trying to start anything or have any attitude, but you did ask so I am going to be honest here...
As someone who shops CL, it is extremely annoying to have every last one of my searches filled with garbage I am not looking for. Honestly, I see it as pretty selfish when people choose to effect all the searches in a category with their stuff in the hopes that it makes a difference just for them. It's not a matter of searching "Stratocaster" and seeing a "Les Paul" ad show up amongst the search so you just keep scrolling past it. It's usually a crap ton of items, and since there are so many key words, they probably show up for all searches in a music category. I completely see his point. There is a clown around here who has like 50 key words and usually no less that about 30 items that end up in EVERY music relates search. It's not a matter of scrolling past one Les Paul ad, it's a matter of scrolling past 30 or so ads for each search I am likely do to. I mean, you design the key words to do that right? That is the point of your key words here. Again, not throwing shade at you, but put yourself in other people's shoes here...