A FOIA requester recently submitted approximately 7000 FOIA requests to the FBI for the files of deceased FBI officials. According to MotherBoard, the FBI refused to accept the requests and somehow the code that generated the requests "broke" the FBI's system to accept incoming FOIA requests.
There has been discussion in the internet about whether it was wise to send so many requests to the FBI at one time. However, the requests point to a need for agencies to make proactive disclosures and maintain internet reading rooms. The requester knew about these individuals because they maintain a list of deceased individuals which helps employees to process FOIA requests. If the FBI would just put any of the files for these individuals that have previously been processed in its electronic reading room as a standard operating procedure and create well done indices, it will help stop these types of requests for multiple files.