We had some serious issues with Yahoo's (incredibly) badly written spider in the past, and as a result we blocked them. Marco Arment of Tumblr also shared his frustrations with us on 8/31/2009, which was a factor in us blocking them.
[Yahoo's Spider has] been flooding us with 70-200 requests/second since about 5:30 AM EST. I've never seen anything like this, even from their rogue "experimental" crawlers that have abused us in the past. Robots.txt ban isn't enough: I'm having to block them by IP at the load-balancer level. Since they've abused Stack Overflow in the past, I figured you might want to know.
It looks like Yahoo's web search is "Powered by Bing!" now. This is good, because we've never had a problem with Bing's spider (aka MSNBOT).
So, is Yahoo's search the same as Bing search now, or should we be looking at potentially unblocking them if they've somehow, against all odds, stopped sucking so hard?