First I want to compliment the principals of the Webmaster Forums for the outsdanding quality of the presentation and the information. Thanks for a lot of nice work.
I don't know if this is the right spot to post this but my question is does anyone have any knowledge if some of the SEs are still not going to index a page that has cgi-bin referenced in the url of a page... I recall that this was a problem and it was considered to be just as bad as having the @#$%&+ characters... any thoughts ?
There is no problem with having cgi-bin in the URL path, Google, AV, Fast, etc. index these just fine. It is a dead give away that you are doing something server side though, so if it is important to conceal that fact then you may want to call the script using SSI to mask it.