lucy24 - 8:19 pm on Oct 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
This issue is not about "people" asking for non-existent files, nor even any sort of bot asking for the image.
Fer hevvins sakes. You know perfectly well I didn't mean literal people. Real humans are also not individually asking for image files and favicons-- all the stuff that magically shows up when you load a page.
My point was that asking for nonexistent files is a type of behavior that we would normally associate with evil robots. This is not the first time, and will not be the last, that g### has done something which would get anyone else locked out on the spot.