wilderness - 3:09 pm on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
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The referrer was two different competitors of ours... when their pages load, this bot goes out and snags images from our site and loads them not in a hot link, but snags the image then displays it in an app of sorts.
>>because this time it sent a referrer of another website<<
What referrer, who sent, how and when? Can you please be more specific?
I'm not sure how Bewenched could be more specific than the above 1st quote?
FWIW and since your a newcomer here:
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