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UK version of MSN [msn.co.uk] is still showing PR of 7.
That's wierd, the first time I checked it PR of 7 showed, then when I checked my post the bar was grey. It is now flipping between 7 and grey on furher rechecks :o
Presumably whichever Google server it goes to gives a different result!
Sometimes people read too much into things. The reason www.xbox.com is gray is because they immediately redirect you to a much longer url with session id's embedded, and so we didn't get that page. I saw a nice note to us asking about it a few days ago, and I know that we sent back info on what happened and how to make it easier for us to crawl that page. There are static urls on xbox.com that do have PR: [xbox.com...] for example.
We have enormous respect for Microsoft--a few months ago, we even did a microsoft-specific search page on Google:
It's a nice way to search for programming documentation, news about Microsoft, etc. I'm happy to dispel any misperceptions about this. Hiccups can happen anytime you crawl three billion urls a month--but I'm glad that that this is fixed.