AlyssaS - 2:39 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Walkman, the good posters on there don't link to their sites at all (they'll just get their niches nicked)! It's only the noobs who expose their sites (and because they are noobs, their sites are not very good).
I find the WF fascinating. The attitude there when they tank is "what have I done wrong" and they may indulge in a few moments of hurt, but then they get on with figuring what G changed. On here, when a site tanks (because G thinks it's the same quality as some of the WF sites!) you get long tired emotional essays about how G is evil, which took the author several hours to write. And which is not productive at all.
The other reason people should get over their snobbery and visit and read WF from time to time, is that because it is so huge, you can virtually see trends developing and predict G's next algo change. When that herd gets an idea and stampedes into a fad, you can be sure it's statistically significant and G will move to deal with it. If they are stampeding onto a patch/technique you use on your own sites, it's time to take evasive action. People should visit just to gain intelligence on an eco-system that affects us all.