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What Tools Do You Use With WWW::Mechanize
I'll tell you a technique I probably *should* be using with Mech, which is to either locally cache content or introduce some kind of random delays between loading a page and clicking on a link in it because sometimes servers don't like bots accessing their sites. Also, I copy the UA string verbatim from my browser which works, rather than trying to figure out exactly what parts of it are what I need.
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