mcskoufis - 9:22 am on Jan 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
Maybe you guys are deliberately being negative about it, so other webmasters don't spam it up even more.
The problem with links is that if someone has a look at your backlink profile it is very easy to spot what methods you use to obtain backlinks. This may not hurt your site initially, not even in months.
But what happens if there is a search engine algorithm update that penalizes sites obtaining such backlinks which are very obvious they are there to game the algos.
I would definitely agree with what Crush says:
The smart people blast satellite sites know as tiers and build up links to these sites.
But still you need to be careful so you don't leave too many footprints.