pontifex - 10:15 am on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
@brianp: yep, welcome to writing :-)
In the mean time, we would encourage all Webmasters to REPORT SPAM to Google
That are good intentions, but has 2 implications:
a) a lot of people try to report their competition as SPAM - every false positive is a victory for evil.
b) good SPAM is undetectable and will continue to outrank the white hats - sad, but I have seen blogs and company websites looking sooo real and good - all fake, all belong to one person.
Before reporting others I always prefer to make my own stuff as good as I can and not care about the short term attacks from the black hats...