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    Kinda interesting “please stop ignoring basic Internet netiquette about crawlers”. Seems like there are very few regulations surrounding the use of crawlers. So what would even compel someone to adhere to general etiquette in the first place? Especially if you are Facebook

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      Isn’t causing a denial of service against the law in many countries? If it gets out of hand, they are going to get sued. But I think this was simply a bug that is going to end up fixed soon.

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        But I think this was simply a bug that is going to end up fixed soon.

        If so, that’s probably only because this person had a blog, took the time to write about it, and made it to Hacker News. I find that pretty depressing TBH. There should be some way to report abuse.

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          Not sure, if you read the HN thread there are stories and similar reports that go back years (e.g. this or this). Perhaps it’s a bug, but they’ve been extremely lax in fixing it.

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          Especially if you are Facebook

          When profits are on the line and shareholders to answer to, netiquette goes out the window.

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          Hey @napolux why didn’t Cloudflare’s DDOS protection kick in?