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BOTS in \"Need a professional in Chicago\" thread

Must be related to the recent difficulties :)


  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490

    Retired and loving it.
  • mike glass
    mike glass Member Posts: 53

    Greetings Dan! Pardon my ignorance but what exactly is a "BOT"?
  • Brad White_203
    Brad White_203 Member Posts: 506
    May I?

    Spam Bots are a form, for want of a term, a viral program which bypasses web site security to post either unwanted advertisement postings or which can scour the site for e-mail addresses to be used for their nefarious means.

    Your e-mail address for example can be co-opted as a proxy from which thousands of spam e-mail addresses can be sent (and for which you get the blame, welcome to Nigeria.)

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    It's a software program

    that places unwanted ads, often nasty ads, on the site. It gets past the security and whatever we try do to stop them ($$$), they just get smarter and bypass the fixes.

    The problem should go away when we rebuild the site in the coming months.
    Retired and loving it.
  • MIke_Jonas
    MIke_Jonas Member Posts: 209
    Ohhhhh Nooooo

    Will this require a Doctor visit?



    From frigid Chicago,

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