wilderness - 8:21 pm on Jul 6, 2003 (gmt 0) chiyo Don
i wouldnt classify scotter as disrespectful bot just because it had a peek!
IMO respect or even courtesy hasn't a thing to do with it.
Personally and considering the precautions I have taken (by assigning the majority of my "image files" numerals rather than names, I consider any reading of images by a bot as an intrusion.
Whether the SE's or IP's regard it as such or not is not imperative to me.
It does present me with an uregncy to make a correction in my htaccess to prevent both an expanded intrusion and future intrusions.