Re: Re: Abuse of this list
Not what I'm getting at. The site seems very close to a Spam blog. The bad thing of a spam blog is it makes for bad content and screws up the search index rankings of good content. How so? Because it drives search results and users to the site when what they actually want is to be go somewhere else. This would not be a problem if the addition to the content by Stylus increased the 'intelligence' of the content, but it lowers it (maybe that should be 'intelligibility' of the content). An example of heightening the intelligence of content would be Google's own Groups service. google has a policy against allowing this kind of content into their index IIRC. Therefore the solution may not be to use the law but to report to google. If google deindexes the site they will probably discontinue their practice in order to get back. Cheers, Bryan Rasmussen On 6/19/07, Len Bullard <cbullard@h...> wrote: > The opinions of Google are expressed as paid ads in which the added content > expresses the intention of the buyer. Make that fit their transactions > well enough for long enough and you might receive a small check. Perhaps > that is what Stylus should be doing. Pay to prey. > > So far the worst prognostications have been pretty much on target. > Meanwhile every time the problems come up, the pundits tell us they are too > hard, the authorities tell us they are too expensive and the owners continue > to retreat behind gated communities with ever larger walls using the profits > of the pillaging. It won't kill Western Civ. These kinds of problems ARE > western civ. It is the downfall of openness. > > That said, do they ever do this with PDF? Maybe binaries make it more > expensive and so the defense is to take the low road and start raising the > complexity of getting to the goods by asymmetrically changing the costs. > > len > > > From: bryan rasmussen [mailto:rasmussen.bryan@g...] > > Frankly the stylus studio stuff is just irritating, although for me > not the downfall of Western Civ type of immorality it is being > described as. > > The irritation is as follows: > > The added in links are never helpful to the subject at hand. It looks > like other links have been removed. Thus I don't click on a link that > looks useful because it won't be. The existence of this Stylus Studio > repurposing of the content throws off the search index of > non-repurposed content. > > normally the repurposing of content should add intelligence to it, but > this repurposed content seems less intelligent. it is something of a > spam blog. Perhaps Google would have an opinion. > > > >
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