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GLAG

GLAG

Glag is a slang term for the collaborative act of flagging Craigslist for-sale postings that are obviously spam, scams, shady deals, or otherwise exploitative. The Craigslist flagging system allows anonymous, vigilant users to "complain" about a given posting and if enough flags are received, Craigslist will remove the posting. Glagging typically employs the "prohibited" and "spam/overpost" flags, with the ultimate goal of thwarting scammers and protecting legitimate users.

Origin of the term

Though disputed, the word is thought to derive from "gang flag", owing to the collaborative nature of glagging. It has also been called "giga-flag" which has a scale quality to it.
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