incrediBILL - 10:57 am on May 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
vBulletin owners can update their spiders_vbulletin.xml to track bot activity in real time with Who's Online...
Waste of time.
By the time you've found the new spider to add to the list you've already been scraped.and now you're dragging some big fat spider list around for no reason easily defeated by randomly changing the bot name.
Whitelisting solves that problem.
Whitelisting is only defeated by bots using browser UAs, which requires a script to detect in real-time. How you detect this is bots coming from data centers aren't humans, real browser UAs should never originate from a hosting data center (except for screen shots) therefore they get trapped by trying to bypass the whitelist, catch-22, gotcha.
If people are serious about stopping scrapers, these amateur hour blacklists won't cut it, never did, waste of time which is why I never published my spider list, and it's huge, cause it has no value whatsoever to people trying to stop spiders except s false sense of protection.