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    STILL LOOKING! Doublelist Brings Online Personal Ads Back to Life

    Doublelist (doublelist.com), the new online personals website dares to fill the void Craigslist left when it shut down their legendary Craigslist personal ads back in March.

    The Craigslist shutdown was a result of the passing of a bill known as FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017), by The House of Representatives. The bill places legal responsibility for sex-work interactions and other illegal sexual activity at the risk of the platform holders, rather than individual users. FOSTA became law and Craigslist became nervous. The classified advertisements website did not want to assume any legal risk, so they pulled the plug on their pages for men-seeking-men, women-seeking-women, etc, and basically snuffed out an entire online culture where straight, gay and everything in between liked to convene. It appeared to be the end of an era, and the way a community engaged and connected with likeminded people in a platform outside of hookup apps like Grinder, Scruff and Tinder that rely heavily on a profile picture.

    One day, guys woke up to see if their neighborhood glory hole was open for service, but what they got instead was the following message:

    The demise of the CL personals paved the way for the birth Doublelist. DL offers live real ads, quick and easy, very much like most of its users. According to their mission statement DL’s goal is to provide a safe community where users can learn, explore, enhance their sexual side, share new experiences with likeminded users or simply connect with one another and share advice. The website is growing, thanks to word of mouth very much like Craigslist grew when it began back in 1995. And like CL, DL keeps it simple. The sexual language tends to be familiar, but gone are the happy ending massages and the endless ads looking for Mr. Generou$$$. The site also encourages flagging suspicious ads and tries to be swift about removing anyone who tries to sell sex on the sly.

    Despite its rigorous monitoring of the site, administrators are not without their challenges: “Due to the recent shutdown of some sites, we have been experiencing an influx of illegal posters on the site,” reads a notice on the home page. “As these posters are trying to find a new place to post, we are working hard 24-7 to permanently remove and block them.”

    WEHO TIMES reached out to DL to learn more about their platform. We were asked to submit a list of questions, which an unnamed source from their DL media team answered in a timely fashion.

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    What inspired Doublelist?
    Doublelist was initially created to be a small site. It was meant to be a temporary solution to fill a void brought on by other sites. We wanted to create a safe place where people could still post, have fun, and connect with each other. We were inspired by the community.

    Are you able to name the founding parties responsible for the launch of this site?All we can say is that they are the most hard-working, community oriented and responsible people. The team works around the clock, 24-7, without getting paid. Many of them are passionate people that give out their free time, guidance and expertise to improve the site.

    When did it launch?
    It launched in March.

    What is your mission by providing this service?
    The mission is to provide a safe place where people can connect and express their sexuality without being judged for their appearance or their sexual orientation. We want to provide an environment that fosters open communication and advances tolerance.

    Craigslist doesn’t want to risk criminal and civil liability when third parties misuse online personals, how does Doublelist handle this threat?
    We understand. We really can’t blame other websites for not wanting to deal with this.
    From what our extensive legal team has outlined, it really comes down to a matter of intent and not turning a blind eye to illegal activities. Ultimately, users can try to abuse any site. We make it known by no uncertain terms that we simply won’t tolerate any illegal activity on our site. We proactively remove and ban any users that misuses the service or attempt to engage in illegal activities on our site. We act quickly, and both review uploaded content and remove content from all offending users. We have already seen a major drop in incoming misuse as most people know now that we will not just sit there and watch the service be misused.

    How do you monitor any misuse of the site?
    We employ a plethora of techniques including manual human reviews and content analysis by machine learning. Both proactively and retroactively. We also allow the community to flag and report any misuse. In which case we remove the offending content and look into the user that posted it. We also make sure that user feedback is placed at the most important level. We investigate all incoming complaints of misuse and very quickly address them. We tend to err on the safe side. Sadly, sometimes well meaning users get caught in the filters. It’s sometimes difficult to determine user intent from a 50 word ad. But we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. The most exciting part is that other companies are offering to help out. We’re about to bring on board a top notch AI company that specializes in content analysis. That will open whole new levels in safety & satisfaction. Don’t even ask us what we do to spammers 🙂

    What has been your growth like since you first launched it?
    Growth has been rapid and overwhelming. We don’t advertise so its been mostly word of mouth. We hope its because we’ve been providing a good experience.

    How many users would you say know about your site and visit it?
    Hard to say how many people know about it, but we currently get around 130k visitors a day.

    What kind of feedback that you’re getting about the new site?
    Joy, relief, happiness, and inevitably user frustration. What’s really gratifying to us are the emails of gratitude we get from people. Many people simply write to say “Thank you for this.”. Others write that they want to help. Many offer to donate to the cause. Getting these emails really makes the long hours that much easier. We also occasionally get emails from frustrated users. Most of the frustration is because the user ads got rejected. Most of the time it happens by mistake, but sometimes it happens on purpose. Its never personal. But some users take it that way.

    Have there been some challenges you didn’t anticipate?
    Server failures, frustrated users, spammers, sleepless nights. Nothing we can’t handle though.

    Are there elements to launching the site that are gratifying, or pleasantly surprising? User feedback and satisfaction is really gratifying. Most users are shocked when we reply back to them, let alone solve their complaint in minutes. Seeing the community grow so quickly is another very pleasant experience. It shows us that we’re on the right track.

    What do you see in the future of doublelist.com?
    Site design and improvement are in the very near future. We want to keep the functionality while giving it a bold face. New categories. New cities. Better content review processes. Perhaps a slight shift in the model itself. We’re also working to learn more about the needs of our users. The difference between the Men seeking Men and Couples seeking Women for example is quite big. We’d like to customize the experience to be more suited for each of the users. At the end of the day we listen to the community needs.

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    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at editor@wehotimes.com
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    Hector Hernandez
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    5 months ago

    I had success before Covid, not so much now. I have made contacts with male bottoms and female encounter, but it seems all dead now.
    If anyone still looks at this, 50+ y/o male seeking bottom or sub males or females. Loke role-playing and overall, just enjoy sex 🙂

    James Lee Pulis
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    9 months ago

    The whole sorry action the feds went after C,L. with violates in full or partly all af our the Rights our Nation was founded on…it C.L. was to find away to be recognised a real and true place of worship..A CHURCH then the feds could bust everyone of everyones legal rights (it bewilders me..our lawmakers can go out to any Club or Ba to have a good time legally drinking alchol to the point of total anebriation and if lucky, hook up with a drunk ( when alchol is the determining factor taken into the systsm) they dont call it… Read more »

    footshyguy
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    1 year ago

    I have not had any luck. I am very good-looking, young and in shape and I like obese women. I don’t get any responses. I know there are a lot of lonely unattractive women that would like to be with a hot man for life.

    Bill wathen Wathen
    Bill wathen Wathen
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    1 year ago

    I found a lot of people are not serious on here

    Bill wathen Wathen
    Bill wathen Wathen
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    1 year ago

    Not enough people know about it it needs to be advertised like the old Craigslist was somehow another advertise it he needs to be more people on the site more people that know about the site thanks

    Kidd b
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    1 year ago

    Anyone in Washington State

    Jay
    Jay
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    1 year ago

    I live north of Nashville and I’m interested in a way to replace Craigslist personals.

    Roger
    Roger
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    1 year ago

    Male here I am bi gay

    Tony
    Tony
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    2 months ago

    Located?

    Tony
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    Reply to  Tony
    2 months ago

    I’m in coal city Illinois

    Tony
    Tony
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    Reply to  Tony
    2 months ago

    Where you at ?

    Bishop
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    1 year ago

    It seems to me that the only adds that are real, are only guys looking for guys all the rest FAKE AS FUCK

    Daniel
    Daniel
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    1 year ago

    This site sucks big time IV never used this site ever an when I enter my email an password it tells me by their records the password doesn’t go with the email HOW THE FUCK DO THEY KNOW.iv never been on there IV tried several times no way to get on there its just another fucked up Craigslist site I look for all u that r on there to get fucked over

    Patrick McGrath
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    1 year ago

    I was booted from the site and have no idea why
 like 3 years ago

    Guy
    Guy
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    1 year ago

    Anyone on

    Guy
    Guy
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    1 year ago

    Hello from litchfield

    Luis
    Luis
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    1 year ago

    Anybody from the Philadelphia are

    Chuck
    Chuck
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    1 year ago

    Were are the women at

    Chris
    Chris
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    1 year ago

    Is anybody actually serious for hookup any females serious

    James inman
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    1 year ago

    What’s the topicim horny bottom

    Lee
    Lee
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    1 year ago

    What are you discuss n

    Eulus Keown
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    1 year ago

    Would love to please

    Lee
    Lee
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    1 year ago

    How you plan on pleasure

    Bazil
    Bazil
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    1 year ago

    Like wat kinda pleasing

    Jason
    Jason
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    1 year ago

    Does anyone get laid from
    These adds

    mark
    mark
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    1 year ago

    Hi I’m new here and I’m not sure how this works but I’ll try my name is Mark and I’m looking for friends and maybe more I’m 54 single and looking thanks have a great holiday

    bob wahl
    bob wahl
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    1 year ago

    My account was put on hold due to a misunderstanding. Could you please review an reinstate this account. Thank you for your assistance.

    Rick
    Rick
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    2 years ago

    What are you asking me to do here

    Rick
    Rick
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    2 years ago

    I tried to put a post up of what I want to do and I kept my post pretty much clean but it was deleted anyway so I wrote to them asking what was wrong with the what I want to post but I never got an answer.

    Mike
    Mike
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    2 years ago

    Doublelist is popular nowadays. It’s really fun and easy to use. But you should be careful.
    There are lot of spammers, scammers or bots. Doublelist allow posts from escorts but don’t let you post nude photos. Users complain that they are blocked for no reason or even can not complete registration process. So you should try it anyway but also consider its alternatives.

    Sexy bitch
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    Reply to  Mike
    10 months ago

    It’s changed a Lot ! It’s looser and let’s you put nudes now

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    Red
    Red
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    2 years ago

    I’m in Williamstown NJ anybody else

    Scott
    Scott
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    2 years ago

    Double list is a joke you go to help with a problem and they don’t even email you back

    JC Brown
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    2 years ago

    You all my want to see how doublelist compares to kinkyads compare here

    Bob
    Bob
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    2 years ago

    Years ago those that worked a lot didn’t have time or care for the night scene clubbing and drinking had to work or had children they could contact each other on the phone see if they had any interest meet for dinner or lunch in a public place didn’t have to worry about the oversea scanners are those misleading the other option wear for the males to go to the male dance reviews after the boys left sometimes a hundred 212 the contractors in the workers walking in the the room I can think of about eight of them that… Read more »

    ashley
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    2 years ago

    A much better site then doublelist for meeting people these days would be https://w4mmaps.com
     
    Enjoy 😉

    rock
    rock
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    2 years ago

    help says to contact support i dont see a phone number to do that, wants my phone number but says in red that the number is already with this account how do i get help

    Alan D
    Alan D
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    3 years ago

    I lost my account, how do I get it back. ???

    Paul
    Paul
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    3 years ago

    You can get a temporary number at http://textita.com to do the phone verification

    Rick
    Rick
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    1 year ago

    I just tried to get a temporary number and it said the page is closed

    nikiholand
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    3 years ago

    I don’t know about DoubleList, but if your in the Las Vegas area you should try out https://SundayMolly.com

    Stephen
    Stephen
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    3 years ago

    My account has been -placed on hold for how long and specifically why?

    mejustme2009
    mejustme2009
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    3 years ago

    Inadvertanatly deleted my DL account and now am unable to get back on! Is it somehow possible to get back on?

    Larry Carter
    Larry Carter
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    3 years ago

    This site is a piece of crap. I tried to register but they wouldn’t allow my landline number to be used to verify. WTF dumb ass made that rule????? That is about as fucking stupid as it gets because I choose to use a landline instead of a stupid cell phone. Tech people are getting more and more ignorant by the day and Doublelist is just another scammer and spam site. Doublelist is as bad as Craigslist if not worse….AVOID DOUBLELIST!!!!!!!!!!

    Drew scott
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    Reply to  Larry Carter
    3 years ago

    Just out of curiosity do you still feel this way. Double list is great, maybe not as great as CL but it’s the best we have now.

    Russell E Smith
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    2 years ago

    Well I sure as hell hope so.

    J Roads
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    3 years ago

    Doublelist is an absolute waste of time. I tried posting three different times and each time, it was immediately flagged and never appeared. I read their many, many overzealous guidelines beforehand, so I wasn’t surprised when my first risque post didn’t make the cut. But I was careful with the next two attempts. The third post was completely innocuous, yet even it got rejected (or flagged) I assume by a poorly written algorithm used to accept or reject posts on the fly. The joke is as careful as I was trying to construct something tame enough for their sensitive nature,… Read more »

    Richard L Meek
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    3 years ago

    These people have the absolute worse website I have EVER been on. Completely broken. The so called security functions they have do nothing but ban people for nothing at all. I created an account, only logged in at most half a dozen times and only browsed the ads. Never once did I post, reply to an ad, or in any way do any thing to DL or its users. I simply read the ads. BANNED. I HAVE SEARCHED EVERY WHERE for an email or phone number to contact them but to no avail. Nothing but redirected to a page to… Read more »

    Cindy Daniel
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    Reply to  Richard L Meek
    3 years ago

    Same has happened to me. I didn’t know that there was a maximum of texts tou can send. I am single and I want to have a good time what is wrong with that?

    DJ69
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    Reply to  Cindy Daniel
    3 years ago

    Where ya from, Cindy? Maybe we can have many great times together?, that’s if your real and a female!? I’m single, male, straight, educated, hilarious and I’ve always liked the name Cindy, as it has always sounded so cute, yet so naughty at the same time!

    Jon
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    Reply to  DJ69
    3 years ago

    Cindy is fake
 like the others. That’s why she was banned from DL. Sending out large amounts of spam to other DL users.

    Russell E Smith
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    Reply to  Cindy Daniel
    2 years ago

    Nothing at all but I’ve been around long enough to know how much our government is interested in keeping us from having a good time.

    Luis
    Luis
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    Reply to  Russell E Smith
    1 year ago

    Yes you right

    Peter
    Peter
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    Reply to  Cindy Daniel
    2 years ago

    Hello. What up here?

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