Prohibition & robots.txt

Disallow ThumbSniper to access and index your website

It was, is, and will never be the intention of the ThumbSniper project to cause any harm.

If would like to ban ThumbSniper from accessing your website, please use a robots.txt entry:

The robots exclusion standard, also known as the robots exclusion protocol or simply robots.txt, is a standard used by websites to communicate with web crawlers and other web robots. The standard specifies how to inform the web robot about which areas of the website should not be processed or scanned. Robots are often used by search engines to categorize web sites.

How does it work?

The ThumbSniper generators check for „Disallow“ entries in your robots.txt file. This file must be accessible in the root path of your domain, like

If you’d like to get rid of ThumbSniper visits, just create (or extend) the file „robots.txt“ in the base directory of your website and place the following content in it:

User-agent: ThumbSniper (
Disallow: /

This will prevent ThumbSniper from capturing your entire website. You may of course limit the path to some sub-directory only. Please note that ThumbSniper may access your „robots.txt“ file again after a while to check if you have changed your mind. ;-)