-- Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification
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lucy24 - 8:54 pm on Aug 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
You may want to do what I do, both here and with /blank.html referer (also image search): rewrite to a one-pixel gif. It has no effect on what the human user sees, and it uses less resources than any other action you can take.
Google Groups was developed because of the decline in access of Usenet
I would never have seen the GG reference at all if yaimapitu :: detour to look up the word* :: hadn't pointed it out. Personally I gave up on GG a couple years ago when I was trying to find the current discussion threads on "Google in your language" (user-generated translations of the search pages). No matter how many times they redirected or pointed to newer formats or asked for a fresh login, I could never find any discussion on this topic more recent than 2008.
* "People from Yaeyama islands", it says here. I thought yama was mountain, but, well, whatever.