ortelius - 4:30 pm on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
If you are "trying to make $$" simply by plastering "original content" on thousands of pages filled with adsense ads and affiliate links, then that = content farm.
You really ought to get more information before you sound off. My site is a tightly focused site on the topic of etymology, or the study of the origin and history of names. About 4,000 of my pages are name definition pages, each one carefully researched and written. In the offline world, it would be comparable to something like The Oxford Dictionary of First Names. If you are calling that classic work a "content farm" then so be it.
The remaining pages on my site are personally researched and written articles about names. I have put about ten hours a week into this site for the last five years. The fact that I make sure I write on topics that have some degree of search volume is, to me, fair recompense for the work I put it.
So in all, I have probably put in 2500+ hours on this site, which I love doing, and in return get a rather poor rate of return from ad revenue.
If that's a content farm, then I'm a farmer, and proud of it!