Hoople - 3:14 am on Jan 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
Digital Point. +1 on the noise comment. IMHO DP's posts 'takeaway value' overall are a step down from here @WW (you have to read a LOT more and still get less value).
What are the DP Forums?
There are a number of great posts here in WW in the Library [webmasterworld.com] section. Ignore their post dates as the knowledge you seek is, for the most part timeless. Some that I found useful:
Link building case study [webmasterworld.com]
Link Development vs. Traffic Development and Staying with the Times [webmasterworld.com] by sugarrae
The ONE to read if reading the rest is too daunting!
Link Building According to Bing [webmasterworld.com]
"...is long-winded, but it's done with the intention of disclosure on what one can/can't do in the linking area..."
Second Tier Link Development [webmasterworld.com]
Some very wise posts in the above. The 'why' to do certain things is many times more valuable than 'how' type posts.