I was presented with Craig's List's new Terms Of Service when I last went to post an ad there and I read it all. There was a link to another page that listed fines for breaking the rules and I read them too. Now I'm afraid to post anything on their site. In http://www.craigslist.org/about/liquidated.damages, clause 3(a) states that anyone posting content that is 'unsolicited' can be fined $100 for each piece of content posted. It would seem that practically all content on Craig's List is unsolicited, because individuals have not specifically been invited to post their content.
I have asked a few others to look at the wording and they seem to agree with my interpretation. Would anyone here care to take a look and see if I'm mis-interpreting the clause. Can Craig's List begin fining people for placing ads if their current revenue source is insufficient? Have they used the wrong terminology and effectively shut down the whole purpose of what Craig's List was originally designed for?
Thanks for your opinions!