I asked a software engineer once what it would cost to build this today. I will never forget his answer…“We can’t, we don’t know how to do it.”
>>96083924oy vey! we lost the technology, goy
>>96083924is this a generic meme statement that anons pair with images of hilariously simple things?
Why doesn't Craigslist use Electron?
>>96084317Because it had to scale.
>>96083924Many webdevs only deal with simple websites like the standard boring frontends for businesses. You know, the ones where when you click "contact us" it opens a mailto link and makes you remember you have evolution installed. Anyway, once you start introducing user input, they're out. Think someone who is "full stack" but leans strongly towards design.
>>96083924Where's Craig when you need him, ya know? Whatever happened to that rascal.
>bro what retro css framework is that?
making half-baked text-only websites is like middle school programming lessons
>>96086238you dumb as fuckcraigslist ran on Perl for a decade
>>96083924This is a very basic framework... whoever you asked is a retard
>>96083924>refuses to modernize>hailed as a monument to the simpler web of yore>enters into a rapid decline because it can't compete with the evil bloated mess that is Facebook MarketplaceThere's a lesson in here somewhere, and I don't like it.
>>96086685that bitch only alive for the missed connections and lonely men
>>96083924i saw that twitter post too anonit also doesn't make any sense to me, it's just a messageboard, what exactly is hard about that?
>>96086748America cant even go to the moon
How did he do it?
>>96086685I miss the old internet that was mostly text. I started using the internet in 1996 or 1997 here but I still kind of too young to really grasp what the internet was
>>96086763real cowboys make do
>>96086827what's stopping us from returning bruder?
>>96086873everybody else moving forwardpart of what made the internet good was also the kind of people who had access to the internet, now the internet has been normiefied
>>96086943You dont think zoomers embracing technology of old is a good sign and we could perhaps mentor them?
>>96086685Did it have a decline? I've never noticed a change.Although I think the only reason FB Marketplace would take it over (if it has, I don't use FB) is that, presumably, the seller/purchaser are more confident that the other person is a real person and unlikely to scam them. The big downside with CL has always been that you have no idea if the other person is going to scam you somehow, as it's basically anonymous.
>>96086980I suppose it is a good thing but I think the problem moving forward is surviving examples of old tech and people to learn from
who's craig anyway? was he the dev who built it?
>>96087052>Did it have a decline?It's basically dead already. There are still spam posts and retards trying to sell garbage for the price they bought it for 10 years ago, but there's absolutely nothing left on craigslist worth actually looking at.
>>96087052>>96087087Craigslist died instantly when the jewish congress deleted the Personals section and it no longer functioned as a delivery system for free blowjobs from fat women and homosexuals.
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>>96083924The fuckThis would be easyEspecially in reactBut also just using html, css and js
>>96083924It's true. If you tried to build it like that today the government would shut you down. If not the government directly, then the wider State apparatus made up of NGOs, quasi-NGOs, media outlets, lobbying and PR firms, and so on.
>>96087238because there's no people of color on the front page of the website, huh boomer
>>96087274no, because you zoomers can't object to mega corporations monopolizing entire industries by strong-arming lobbyists and congressmen because they prerend to care for the hecking strong and valid minority of the weekthis is the future you chose
>>96086873A few years ago in uni I was leading a group of zoomers (I was an old fag returning to college like a failure in life). Anyways, we needed to make a website with some basic stuff for a group project over the semester; however it happened we got on the topic of good web design. In some sort of moment of pure autism I showed the zoomers stallman.org forgetting that these were zoomers who were learning to code because of tiktok memes and video games, not basement dwelling autists like myself.Good lord they were fucking merciless. All I could do was call them dopamine addled spaz attacks but they just kept covering their mouths like they had bad breath and going >oooooooohhhhhAnd calling me >bruh
>>96087869I don't understand this story, and I feel like you omitted important details.
>>96087887What important details I'm a missing? I showed s bunch of zoomers stallman.org as an example of good web design and they made fun of me.
>>96083924If it makes you boomers feel better I've used craigslist a bunch of times in the past few years. Its very slow but i didn't have a facebook and didnt want to make one just for marketplace. i signed up for marketplace a month ago and not one person has responded to a message I made. craig wins for me
>>96086631YOU are retarded, dude. He's talking about the UI, nobody cares about the backend.
>>96086943It was generally college educated or technology focused white men now there are millions of Indians and women
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>>96090234Fuck off with your generated faggotry
>>96083924Probably written with cgi. Maybe it was written in C even.