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tomw

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Registered: 12/08/02
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While looking over my weblogs I have found various people and bots that I do not want looking at my website. Some of these bots I just don\'t like, like Cyveillance, (which just plain scares me -- google it if you do not know about it) NameProtect, Turnitin, and other ill behaved ones, like Fast. I know this has been asked for many times. I have found an easy way to deal with these bots by ip, useragent, referer, or users by id. When the banned access a page, the page is empty. I have thought about adding this to my userstats package or packaging it up in a seperate plugin. My question to the user community is should I include it in stats or package it separately. TomW

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DTrumbower

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Registered: 08/01/03
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I would vote for seperate. Don\'t want the overhead of the stats package.

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samstone

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Registered: 29/09/02
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Me too, seperate.

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THEMike

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Registered: 25/07/03
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Location:Sheffield, UK
Consider the following: http://www.kloth.net/internet/bottrap.php

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