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  • It is said on blogs.perl.org that “Microsoft in their incompetent wisdom decided to unleash 20-30 bots every few seconds”. Maybe it is, but closing access to a search engine is another side of incompetence, and I’d say hysterics and psychosis.

    • So you would prefer that the site be almost inaccessible sooner than you would ban MSNBot?

    • This is not GoogleBot we’re talking about here, or even the Yahoo crawler. Who really cares about MSN? Honestly? I mean, do you use MSN search? Do you

    • > So you would prefer that the site be almost inaccessible sooner than you would ban MSNBot?

      I think that this is a signal to improve site's performance, not more that that.

      > Who really cares about MSN? Honestly?

      That does not matter. If they with to collect data, they should be able to do that, I think. And are you sure that msnbot is not used for bing.com, which is default search engine in Windows 7's MSIE.

      • I think that this is a signal to improve site’s performance, not more that that.

        You are aware that Barbie is doing the work in his spare time, right?

        • Oh my. I was not saying anything bad about Barbie, cpantesters, Perl, its community and MSN. My message was just "I think, it is wrong way to block search engine to cope with frequent requests".

          • That’s all very touching, but MSNBot is bombarding the site right now. What do actually propose?

            1. Barbie should just allow MSNBot to continue to block the site for everyone.

            2. Barbie should drop everything he was doing and work day and night until the site is fast enough for MSNBot’s abusive behaviour. (In the meantime, MSNBot is still blocking the site.

            3. ???

            Doesn’t it seem more expedient to just ban MSNBot for the time being? I mean, no one said that the ban is supposed to be for all time. E

      • "If they with to collect data, they should be able to do that, I think."

        I think so too, but they should not be evil when being nice can do the job.

        And this banning is part of what is getting their attention. Barbie can not make them be nice, only they can decide to be nice. In the meantime, cpan should not bend over for them being stupid and mean and uncaring.

        They know they have a problem, and they choose to go on anyway for their own profit.

        Let them in when they can act properly.

        I understand they ignore