While we’re on the subject of
robots, a word about a
particularly lame-brained idiotic abusive incompetent despicable example: I
refer to the crapware known as “Que Pasa Creep” associated with the
Spanish-language portal of that name, which gets no link from me.
Their robot pounded ongoing unmercifully and
stupidly and repetitively for the longest time till I asked it to stop via
/robots.txt, and it did, but now I’m being pounded repetitively
and stupidly by something that identifies itself as
QPCreep Test Rig (
We are not indexing, just testing ) (gimme a break), which on top of
its other sins apparently ignores
/robots.txt. Another day and
I ask Matt to block the IP, but in the meantime, anyone who has a business
relationship with these turkeys, consider not having one any more, unless of
course you like dealing with moronic scofflaws.
And if you’re their ISP, consider turfing them; I just complain in my blog,
but some sites, when your robot breaks rules, call the FBI.