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.

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