lucy24 - 7:33 pm on May 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
I just find it a shame when a genuine new or smaller engine can so easily be publicly associated with rogue bots and are usually the first to be banned, as they're also the easiest to be identified, without at least being given a chance or checked out.
That's a whole nother thread. If all the Big Sites routinely block all robots except the Privileged Few-- some of whom, ahem, behave almost as badly as your average Ukrainian-- then all that's left for an up-and-coming search engine is the Not So Big Sites. So your search results become something like "The best of the rest". Which in some cases could be quite interesting :)