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Robotic abuse



1:09 am on Aug 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Hello - I hope this is the right place for this question. I've been 'lurking' for a few months. One day, i couldn't open any links from the homepage. A message at top said something close to this - " Because of robotic abuse by your (ISP?IP?) you must log in. You can thank the other users of your (IP/ISP?)". So i found the form to create the username & password. There, it said i had to post within 30 days or the 'account' would be deleted. Since i had recently read a post by a member, musing over how to attract the 'lurkers' ( a term i learned here for the 1st time - funny!) to post instead of just reading, i decided to post as soon as i felt a strong opinion on something. However, i don't even have a real website up yet. I'm still studying. So i feel alittle ridiculous now about these posts. But more importantly, i realized that i should've found a way to ask WebmasterWorldorld what this original message meant. What kind of robotic abuse? Should i do something about it?


2:44 pm on Aug 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

If you're willing to read this long thread from last year, it gives a pretty good picture of the cause and how bad things got.
lets try this for a month or three - last recourse against rogue bots [webmasterworld.com]

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