|WW and the 302 Thread|
| 4:48 am on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Brett, kudos to you for letting the 302 thread do what it's doing.
I've been reading the occasional hijacking threads, (phptracker, 302, whatever,) for a long time, but this is the first that I've seen it ramped-up to this extent. Japanese is responsible for much of this, although I suspect there were many others feeling the same way, and he was just the first one who got p*ssed off enough to hammer away at it non-stop.
Bottom-line: if any resolution of the problem is to be found, it will probably originate at Webmasterworld. Very impressive. Incredibly enough, this forum might play a key role in keeping the net from drowning in Search Engine spam.
Promise, if I ever have the dollars to be a supporter, WW will get it.
| 4:58 am on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I'll second that, fer shure.
It is so very facinating, isn't it? There is also one behind the closed doors that must be very, very juicy. One of these days I too will pay...
| 5:26 am on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I don't know if it will stop se spam. It plays a big role in creating se spam so anything it does to curb it will just offset it by the ammount it is responsible for. You have to remember that all types are members here. I have no idea what the ratio of white hat to black hat is but there are a lot of both. If you go to a WebmasterWorld conference you will meet all types. You never know what people are doing. Some of the worst se spam you see might be a highly respected senior member. You may have a beer with an eamil spammer or scraper site maker and never know it.
| 5:44 am on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|It plays a big role in creating se spam so anything it does to curb it will just offset it by the ammount it is responsible for. |
You might be right. Pardon my naivety... I'm Canadian by birth, so it's not my fault.
I do like to think that bringing attention to these problems might put pressure on the SE's to try to improve on things. That might just be more naivety, or it might be the kind of eternal optimism that comes from being raised in a cold climate, but I prefer to think that something good is truly being accomplished. It's rather depressing to think that glorified script-kiddies are reading that thread and making notes so that they can learn how to hijack too.
| 6:17 am on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I did not say that it would not. This site has made a big difference at all the major SE's. I to believe that WebmasterWorld will have a role to play in fixing the problem.
| 6:34 am on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
THANK YOU Brett,
please keep up the pressure on Google; our livelyhood has been greatly affected because of this nonsense.
Google can fix if they want to. I guess they need to be shamed into fixing it.