Posted by KeithS (18.104.22.168) on February 01, 2009 at 13:49:06:
I put the SHA classifieds back up for about two days. Then the spamming and x-rated ads started up again (over 400 of them). So I pulled it once more.
I am not sure what has happened to get this going. The classifieds have run without a problem for close to 10 years. All I can think that is causing this is two scenarios....
1) A website has an "open url link" that is not properly masked, and the auto-robots are latching onto it.
2) Someone has bookmarked the classifieds on their browser, and has "also" got some spambots and other wonderful things in their computer that they are not aware of. This, I feel, may be the likely culprit.
So, I am going to look at some other software at this time for a classifieds. I will also make sure it is very well masked, so people cannot bookmark it. Maybe in 6 months or a year I can re-initiate the original software... we will see.
Once I get something I consider adequate functioning properly, I will let everyone know.
Keith - sysop saskhandgun website
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