Planet13 - 3:45 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
...because they high PR and not spammy content and good reputation can help you more then couple of low quality spammy links :)
Yes, that appears to be true.
However, to be truthful, in my niche, the top ranking web sites have mostly SPAMMY links. Those sites have a ratio of about 40 to 1 spammy links to high quality links. They all have less than 10 quality links each.
Many of the spammy links come from the same domain name. For example, one site may have ten articles that link to them from the same article directory.
So, depending on how much risk you are willing to take, after you get some high quality links, you might be able to start adding some spammy links as well.
Again, it depends on how much risk you are willing to take. But you should analyze the backlinks of your competitors to get a better idea.