So, of course, I’ve been keeping up (or trying to keep up) with what’s been going on with the remnants of The WANT ADvertiser.
First thing I found was a site claiming to be the new incarnation of The WANT ADvertiser but under a new name and look. It honestly looks like someone trying to take advantage of the situation by slapping up a craptastic quickie site. (And since I don’t think they actually bought the name from The WANT ADvertiser’s owners, I won’t link to them.) Suffice it to say, not using generic stock photos and… oh, I don’t know, maybe investing in a SPELL CHECKER? I know I’m not much of a typist but then again, I’m not trying to sell you something.
Much more interesting was what appeared in my search results today – thebigads.com, which came via an article in the T&G. The article indicates that there are 5 former Want Ad folks there – and in looking at the site, I’m pretty sure they do. There’s definitely a sameness to the look and feel. I wish them the best of luck.