Craigslist is down at the moment. No big deal I was just searching for a few things, and thought it would help me to kill some time. That said there is also the bigger what’s broken with Craigslist.
Craigslist used to be much more community oriented than it is now. You knew many of the regular posters. Now it is just a Spam haven. The problem with communities is that you have to have a certain ratio of pillars to peons, and as communities grow often the pillar ratio goes down.
This is what happened in the blog community, Myspace, Facebook, and I believe it is fast happening to Craig’s List.