LifeinAsia - 9:32 pm on Nov 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Racking my brain to try to remember the last time I ever finished reading a link request, let alone acted favorably on one. Well, that's not completely true- that applies to link exchange requests, which make up the bulk of link-related messages I get.
So if I acted on it, the mail did NOT start out like a generic link exchange e-mail. Not a form letter for that matter.
Also, if I acted on it, it did NOT waste my time by trying to tell me how Google likes links and that I can improve my ranking by having/getting more links.
Also, the person did not waste my time by going on and on about how great his site is or how much time he spent on it or how many users he gets or any other information that I don't care about.