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Someone posted my decent but personal Craigslist ad in plain view when googled on Mozilla, falsely accusing me of being a scammer - can I have it removed?
I posted a decent but very personal ad on Craigslist several months ago. One of the responses was from a woman who seemed over-the-top friendly. In retrospect, I should have been wary as she sent all sorts of "emoticoms" and dancing cartoon figures and was quite hyper in her enthusiasm for us to be friends (I still have her crazy messages saved) but I was going through a very hard time and thought that it might be fun and harmless chatting with her. She asked repeatedly for my personal email address and telephone number and when I sent them she responded no further. Last night I was horrified to discover, upon googling my name on Mozilla Firefox, that she had posted my ad and some of our correspondence, falsely accusing me of being a "SCAMMER" and providing "Highest!" spam score of "10.7." The site was blogspot.com and although there were many ramblings and collages there, googling my name showed this link making direct reference to me ("My city>personals>strictly platonic>Craigslist..." etc.). Certain people googling my name and finding this link could cause me great embarrassment and problems. Is there any way that I can have this posting removed - preferably without confronting the woman directly and risking raising her further ire? Once again, I said absolutely nothing in any way rude, threatening or improper either in my posting or limited correspondence with her. Your suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated!
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hi, this is a forum for technical support for firefox and other mozilla products. we won't be able to help you with the kind of question you've asked unfortunately - please contact craigslist instead if you'd like to ask about content being removed from their site. thank you for your understanding!
With all due respect, Philipp, the posting in question appears ONLY in Mozilla Firefox - NOT in Internet Explorer or Google. The content may have been copied from Craigslist BUT was pasted into a blog using Firefox. This may be a gray area in your view but I don't believe Craigslist has a forum or customer service department for responding to such issues and I again ask and plead for the kindness and courtesy of a reply to this simple, but extremely important question from this forum. It may not sound so to you, but this problem has the potential of having dire consequences for me. Thank you in advance for your reconsideration. Art
ok, that should have been contact blogspot's support instead of craigslist when it's hosted there - sorry for the mix up. the rest of my answer still applies & this not an issue that we can be of help with - please refer to our Mozilla Support rules and guidelines.
This has nothing to do with Firefox. You are likely using a different search engine iin Firefox than other browsers (ie uses Bing, chrome uses Google, Firefox uses Yahoo) and that's why you don't see it. We have no ability to do anything here.
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