About an hour ago we started getting flooded w/ requests from the anonymous TOR network which brought our search index to it's knees. The offending robots have been blocked, and we've put some general harm-reduction measures in place to prevent this kind of thing from happening in the future. I'm sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused
To the scrapers out there: you can apply for an API key here: http://api.snooth.com . We don't believe in locking down our site data (it's public info for the most part), so there's no need for the cloak-and-dagger nonsense through TOR. Just scrape us gently in the future, otherwise I'll notice and block you.
Wine Search Restored
- Reply by Wai Xin Chan, Oct 26, 2012.
Good job Chris!