Leosghost - 2:20 am on Oct 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
A lot of people saying they will go "black hat" probably already were ..one member here recently said he would go "blackhat"..forgetting that in early Panda he said how he had copied loads of pages exactly from other sites without their permission ( thereby maybe causing them, the innocent sites "dupe" penalties or Panda problems ..he didn't care about that though ..just himself )..been complaining here ever since that now he has taken the stolen pages out ..Google should forgive him and put his site back high in the rankings for where he was with the aid of some stolen pages..
Calling Google all kinds of things, they were "dishonest", etc ( pot , kettle ) ..announced a few days ago "he'd go blackhat because he had nothing to lose" and Google were being unfair to him..
IMO he and anyone else doing similar was already Blackhat ( in my book stealing content is blackhat and unethical )..not everyone complaining is that kind of blackhat ..but I have seen more and more of those complaining admitting to "not all their content was actually theirs"..
Those who steal others content ( maybe yours or mine ) deserve no sympathy..