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  • If this was an isolated incident then yes blocking MS would be hysterics. However, they have been a consistence nuisance for the past year, and despite adding measures to reduce their tactics, they have decided to ramp up their use of the bots to the point it took out the site ... AGAIN.

    The CPAN Testers server is something that a large part of the Perl eco-system relies on. Knocking it out of action is not something I am happy for anyone to do.

    My reactions may have been emotional, but it has been a problem that has growing for a long time, and I'd had enough of having to monitor the server to make sure it didn't fall over because bots can't understand how to crawl a site politely.

    The number of visits in the last month totalled 10,104, of that only 33 came from Bing related sites. These figures are taken from Google Analytics.