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--- Docjohn <grohol(a)psychcentral.com> wrote:
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 19:29:11 GMT
To: Maveric149 <maveric149(a)yahoo.com>
Subject: Banned IP address or...?
From: Docjohn <grohol(a)psychcentral.com>
It has recently come to our attention that one of our developers was testing
a 'bot script that was crawling your site, but not in accordance with your
rules. This script has been removed, but our IP remains blocked by your site.
According to your page here:
We can ask that our IP address be restored. The IP I'm requesting to be
Although I do not see our IP on your blocklist, we have been receiving the
following error message during the past day or two when trying to access
Wikipedia from our computer (using a standard Web browser, so it doesn't have
any special user-agent string):
Sorry- we have a problem...
We may be having an intermittent server problem; please wait a few minutes
Another possibility is that your User-Agent is blocked, which is done to
block e-mail harvesting bots used by spammers and some abusive download
We are extremely sorry for this 'bot's behavior and this will not happen
again. Thank you for your assistance. If you're not an appropriate
administrator to forward this to, please let me know who might be able to
help me, as the help section of Wikipedia is fairly dense.
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