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it takes your ads from excel file and posts it to craigslist automatically if anyone interested to buy it, pls contact me.

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Very good points! Thats exactly why I am suffering now.. because I relied on them 100% to get business leads.

I already have created a list of repetitive customers, but keep in mind that most of the customers are individuals or very small offices that don't need work frequently.

So thats why I plan to start my own freelancing website.. to guarantee that I own the source of jobs.

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Why you don't think that this is a scam?

Suspending my account - which has more than $550 in milestone payments there, for no clear reason and without any note, and even without any prompt communication!

If this is not a scam.. then what the scam is?

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Seeking Work! - Cairo, Egypt... Working remotely!

PHP, mysql, expert in dealing with APIs such as facebook & twitter, and all kind of APIs!

The average project is for $125 only! And I work for $7/hr

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I am acting "professionally" and I understand the difference between "liking" and being fair.

Its pretty clear rule! Every time they come with a different reason, they take 2 days to respond to such a critical matter, and they don't take it seriously!

They say a reason then they change it back! Don't you think that this is a scamming?

If they have a clear reason with a proof that I violated their terms of use, then why don't they say it?

This is a clear scam! It's pretty clear indeed! I said the story honestly and without any lies.. and I challenge them to give me a single proof that I violated their terms of use!

This is not a company! This is nothing but a group of scammers!

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If you posted all of the email correspondence somewhere and linked the url, we would had something definitive to refer to. While it's no unheard of for major sites to have cases like these (lord knows adwords / paypal have led to similar posts), it's not in any major website's best interest to scam. So, the burden of proof is really on you, to gain our sympathy / help.

It's not that we don't trust you, but there's usually 2 sides to every story and the truth lies somewhere in the middle...and TBH, we don't trust anyone :-)

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I am taking snapshots of emails and I will post it here, but let me make something clear for you.

Its known about Freelancer that they suspend a large number of accounts in a very suspicious behavior, and those accounts usually have from hundreds to thousands of dollars!

But I am still going to post snapshots for emails here and I challenge them indeed to respond! I sent them the link of this post and I am here waiting for their response!

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I wish you the best. But, thwarting fraud is a legitimately difficult undertaking and is often the same reason cited by google and paypal for why they are freezing accounts. Unfortunately, you might be the false positive and they should have a better policy in place, if that's the case. Good luck and hopefully you'll get the attention required to get them to engage and resolve the problem.

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Here is my experience: I am in Egypt, and I decided to stop working at all in Ramdan's day.. I work only during night, because its very very hot here, which you start feel you need to drink by 11 am, and our stupid government keeps cut electricity during the day, so we can't even use air conditioning most of the time, because there is no electricity, and if you don't know, using air conditioning helps so much reduce the need of water.. which is the main problem in a very hot weather like in Egypt.

I spend all the day sleeping, and start working after Iftar.

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the website is very slow.. maybe because loading.. consider moving it to a larger server, and monetize it in somehow to pay off!

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Yeah, my little Linode box isn't setup to handle over 300 simultaneously users. :-( Normally it's nice and speedy.

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* apt-get install varnish * Set it to cache the specific page * Boom, 100k users at once

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I was in the process of doing that as you typed that out. I never thought it would be needed though!

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Varnish is amazing, just install it by default, it can't hurt.

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New post, How varnish saved my ass when I was #1 on Hacker news. :-)

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Already done so many times :P

http://blog.historio.us/how-we-got-100000-visitors-without-n...

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you will definitely want to cache the post, my HN posts that have staying in the top 10 spots for a few hours easily get 600 simultaneous so you can probably expect the same. good luck!

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This is exactly what I am going to do.. but I am still wondering how can I increase the conversion rate? and what techniques to use to talk to the decision maker directly in these companies?

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Well.. while I was trying to find some Linux administration training, I found that great source for very low price!

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I highly recommend you to sign up for eCompuCloud: http://www.ecompucloud.com/

It relies on several cloud computing providers, to prevent such drops to happen.

The pricing is even lower Amazon or any other computing provider! (we buy larger clusters which costs us less)

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