I'm noticing a huge surge in 404 errors on my website because a bunch of fediverse crawlers seem to think that beesbuzz.biz is a Mastodon instance. I wonder what gave them that idea.
It's not a huge deal or anything, but it's also a bit baffling why these crawlers have each been retrying every 10 minutes for the past few days. fediverse.space and fediverse.network are the two big ones but there's a handful of others as well.
@fluffy fediverse.network tries all the possible URLs
if it's happening every 10 minutes you've enabled monitoring
(log in and disable monitoring to make it slow down)
@ben How would I have enabled monitoring and how do I log in? I don't have an account there or anything, I've never even heard of this before just now.
@ben okay, you're right, fediverse.space is doing it every 10 minutes. fediverse.network is doing it every 30 minutes. Which is still a lot more often than it should for something that is not and never will be a Mastodon instance.
@fluffy hmm, maybe some instance claims it's a peer? are there any activitystreams documents on there?
@snarfed actually it looks like this has been going on for a while, it just only happens every few days and lasts for the whole day and then they stop for a while. Whatever.
I suspect that what's happening is some instance where someone's following me via bridgy fed gets set off whenever I post a new blog entry or something.
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