Mokita - 7:46 pm on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Mokita at 7:48 pm (utc) on Dec 1, 2011]
Our blocking of Softlayer (or any server farm) would only affect you or other webmasters (regular or not) if you or they are attempting to crawl / scrape our sites.
We are blocking traffic coming FROM the servers, not going TO the servers.
Most "regular webmaster folks" don't have any need or desire to crawl our sites.
[edited by: Mokita at 7:48 pm (utc) on Dec 1, 2011]