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Jim Buckmaster's bio

Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist president and CEO

Jim Buckmaster

Jim Buckmaster makes an unusual CEO. The 6-foot-7, Ann Arbor, Mich.-native was an avowed hippy who marched in anti-war protests, rode a bicycle wherever he went, baked his own bread, and ground his own soybeans to make tofu. He'd probably be out of place in a corner suite at most American corporations. But for Craigslist Inc., Buckmaster has been a good fit.

Buckmaster's journey to Craigslist started in a roundabout way at the University of Michigan, where he studied to become a doctor. He lasted a year-and-a-half before deciding that he was bored by the line of training. To pay off the debt he had accrued from medical school and his undergraduate years, Buckmaster got into computers, by first doing data entry and eventually moving up to programming. One day, a colleague of his showed him something called the World Wide Web, and Buckmaster was hooked.

The lure of the Silicon Valley took Buckmaster to the Bay Area when he was 33. Two years later he moved to San Francisco for a job in a short-lived start-up.

Buckmaster then posted his resume on Craigslist in 1999. The site's founder, Craig Newmark, spotted the posting and hired Buckmaster as a programmer. In 2000, a year later, Buckmaster became president and chief executive of the company, positions he has held ever since.

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I would like to know about the flagging process on CL's Rants And Raves. It seems that certain bullies are allowed to write racist remarks and very vulgar anti-women remarks, yet if one decides to retaliate by insulting the slobs who write that garbage their remarks are removed. I am curious who decides what stays and what goes..I notice once I decided to start in with disgusting pigs every single post I made was removed even ones not directed at the bullies.
Why are the bullies and sick pigs on there given so much power?

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