dstiles - 9:50 pm on Dec 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
I haven't seen anything exceptional from bingbot BUT I have seen a lot of fake bingbots this past week - ie coming from IPs that do not belong to MS.
I appreciate all the IPs listed in this thread are MS but it's worth checking.
On the upside of this: I used to get a lot of fake googlebots but not so much now. Getting fake bingbots suggests that hackers are switching away from google? That would be a good indication. :)
Bingdude - nice to see you posting here at last! :)