Msg#: 24188 posted 11:56 pm on Jun 2, 2004 (gmt 0)
What I find annoying is that because the page doesn't exist, Google doesn't store backlinks for it, so it's hard to find the site which is linking to you incorrectly so you can get them to fix the links.
Google will store backlinks for it if they are over PR 3/4 (as the general rule goes).
This is similar to the robots excluded URLs that were appearing in the serps that were driving me crazy a while back... The URLs hadn't been visited by the bot, yet could attract PR and backlinks like any other resource...