Ahh.. I was wondering how long it would be before they cracked down on things like this. I don’t generally bookmark my sites anymore, or type them into the navigation bar. I type what I’m looking for into the Yahoo! AirMiles toolbar, and let it find the site, and THEN go there. It gives me a count toward my 50 searches for the 5 free AirMiles. That, in itself, isn’t really wrong. What I had noticed, though, was that it was possible to type in “Whatabout stephen”, go to the site, and then type “Whatabout stephen” again a little later, and get another count. Seems that’s about to stop. I’m curious how much time they’re going to require between searches, because if it’s only a single search, then I will probably just remove the toolbar and go back to Google.
I’m not really surprised that they’re doing this. I’m more surprised that it’s taken them this long… especially with the bots, macros and nonsensical requests.
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