The above person described it very well. You can see your ad but it does not index on the main page for others to see.
In addition to your e-mail, they will block your IP address.
In addition they have a new fun way to screw legitimate users. It's called "Geo Filtering." This takes your IP address location into account and will block you from posting out of your area. Especially if you have been blocked for other reasons.
I have multiple properties in multiple states and cities. It is becomming very difficult for me to post rental ads.
Also - DO NOT USE POST-ITS! I love them but CL considers the site as spam - that's what started my problems.
The good thing is this thread is great and I am saving it.
I am considering bringing a lawsuit against CL for unfair business practices by blocking me while allowing other realtors and PMs to post many times a day. They essentially have a monopoly on effective online classified.
Oh and you will LOVE this one - they blocked my legit rental ads - so just for the heck of it I posted a blatant (fake) prostitution ad in the personals section. (Very naughty girl seeking "generous men" for "good times." LOL) It posted immediately! (I even got a few replies before I pulled it a few minutes later. LOL)
I would really like to see their response when the media gets a hold of that - CL blocking legit businesses following the TOS, while STILL posting prostitution ads after promising numerous attorney generals they would stop.
Anybody want to join in a class action case? I see one coming.