Feb 18 2007
Well, Buggerall have released their latest concept in Australian community search – a place where users can add not only blogs and websites, but an assortment of classifieds notices, such as an event, personals, for sale, jobs etc. Listings are created with a spot for a description, URL and item and location tags. These tags are the means by which items are searched.
Note the heading “Welcome to BuggerAll.com.au – the AustralianBlogs’ craigslist”.
One thing concerns me regarding the functionality of the site. Whilst users need to enter an email address when adding a listing, there is no registration required. This is both a positive (from a user perspective), but also a negative. It opens up the potential for malicious entries e.g. “for a good time phone…. (insert ex-girlfriend’s number)”, not to mention listings for XXX rated sites.
Not requiring to sign in means that once submitted you loose control over the listing (i.e. it doesn’t appear that you can easily edit or delete a listing), so once you’ve found a new flatmate, or the perfect employee, how do you cancel the ad? It could lead to stale listings and an administrative nightmare for the website owners…
I do like the concept, just think there’s a few issues that need to be sorted.
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