atlrus - 3:18 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
But the short answer is the same reason shoplifters aren't politely asked to put the stolen items back. There's no deterrant and no justice for those who play by the rules.
Yes, but honest buyers aren't taken to the cop shop to prove they are not shoplifters either. There is a reason people are innocent until proven guilty (in a normal society).
Far more people lose out to rampant competitor link-buying than they do to hypothetical negative SEO.
Hypothetical, really? I remember we just had a discussion with you claiming that there is no such thing as "links can hurt you". Now Google comes out and plain admits it and you still sing the same song? You have been wrong more times than right, Shaddows, I think you should refrain for a while and sit this one out.