diberry - 10:23 pm on Jun 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
What the h*** else can we offer them?
Well, I hate to say it, but: "answers rather than questions."
You're talking about a dialog in which we basically ask, "How can I fix my problems, or why are they happening?" How does it profit Google to answer that? As others have noted, it may just be helping the spammers, and it's time/energy they could put elsewhere.
I'm not sure what we can tell Google that they don't already know. But maybe we could write something intelligent on why it makes more sense FOR GOOGLE to concentrate wholly on ranking content quality instead of counting links. Maybe we could host debates about what various user metrics really indicate. The sort of discussions they probably already have around the Plex, but we might manage to offer a fresh perspective.