In an attempt to find participants for my research project, for several months I've been posting "recruitment" ads on Craigslist SF Bay Area. Recently, my ad has been "flagged" by Craigslist viewers, and subsequently deleted (twice). BELOW IS A COPY OF MY CRAIGSLIST POST.
Any Craigslist viewer may flag any post for any reason. With enough flags (the number is not disclosed by Craigslist), the posting is automatically deleted. And, the more times a posting has been deleted, the "easier" (whatever that means) it is for the same ad to be deleted in the future. No reason has to be given for the flaggings, but if I can figure out how to take part in a sort of "flagging forum" offered by Craigslist, and ask very nicely why I'm getting deleted, then some of the flaggers may tell what they think the problem is with my ad.
I'm working on ways to change the recruitment posting, and am asking readers of THE WIDENING GUYER to digest the recruitment ad below, and to give me feedback on how it may be changed for the better. In addition, I'm interested in your thoughts in general about my research. Is it appropriate, morbid, provocative, something worth doing? What are your ideas?