1script - 7:27 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
Interesting, never noticed this feature because it has never worked (was disabled for my sites, anyways) when I opened the page. It does now. My server can handle something like 100 times what they recommend easily and will probably withstand some peaks way above even that just fine. So, in the spirit of testing I just cranked that setting up +600% - we'll see what happens :)
Everyone...take a look at you google webmaster tools spider crawl rate setting. You can view it by changing it to custom rate. Do you see it higher? Lower? Just curious since google get's to pick if you have it set to Let Google determine my crawl rate (recommended).