Msg#: 4104282 posted 10:40 pm on Mar 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
For the past few months I've been seeing the UA:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:1.8.1) VoilaBot BETA 1.2 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I allow it on the simple string voilabot, which should do for blocking as well.
February there were 23,000 hits across a server of several dozen web sites. That's from a total of 145,000 hits from all permitted bots including google, yahoo, msn (the highest by far), vagabondo, yandex, ask, twiceler and a few others. It's about 12th on one of the more active sites (google is 4th).