Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
jducoeur

Just how stupid *are* these guys, anyway?

The more I think about it, the more puzzled I am by the vandalism of the Rolls.

First, there's the fact that there is no longer a comprehensive listing of the Rolls available. I took that offline a long time ago, due to prior abuses. The site is intentionally search-only. Which means that the listings shouldn't show up on Google, and Google is the entire point of wikispam. So either they've come up with a clever way of tying specific listings into their wikispam farms, or they've wasted a significant amount of time for no good reason -- the whole thing was a completely useless exercise.

And then there are the deletions. They didn't just add lots of entries -- they deleted all the data that was already there. What the heck was the point of that? Wikispam is valuable insofar as it gets good ratings from Google, and your ratings are based on how many people link to the site. If you delete all the useful data, fewer people are going to point to it, driving down your own ratings. So deleting the existing data really is just counterproductive vandalism: they go to extra effort just to damage their own results.

So I'm forced to conclude that these people are (a) pretty damned thick, and (b) pointlessly destructive. So much for the image of the clever hacker...
Tags: evil spamming bastards, programming, rolls
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