People who have the ability to:
a) think clearly without allowing their emotions to override their judgement.
b) understand that if all of the generally accepted criteria for defining a scraper site apply to search engines then search engines by definition are scrapers.
I really don't understand why you insist on disagreeing with my every post when we actually agree on much more than we disagree on. For example:
- The typical scraper site is scum and cannot be banished from Google soon enough.
- Most scraper sites add little if any value to the web.
-All scraper sites exist for the sole reason of making the owner(s) money.
If you go back and carefully read each and every one of my posts, you won't find even one instance where I "defend" scraper sites, their creators, or their right to exist. Well, with the notable exceptions of Google, Yahoo and MSN for admittedly selfish reasons.
When it comes right down to it, the only item on which we seem to disagree is whether or not search engines are scraper sites themselves. I believe a reasonable preponderance of the evidence clearly shows they are. You don't. Reasonable people can agree to disagree while keeping things civil. To that end I'll quit this thread with this post, especially since I have helped drag it out much longer than neccessary.