Re: Junk mail and rotting web

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Mon, 01 Feb 1999 01:51:41 -0600

You'd really think that some of the search-engine folks would have learned to recognize the characteristic repeated pattern of fake keywords and give the user an option to screen out any site that moronic.

In any case, I've never run into false matches generated by fake keywords. If I did, it would be easy enough to exclude them entirely: Find a fake keyword you're not looking for and exclude that.

Do people really generate hits that way? This sounds like an
(admittedly hackworthy) way to prevent competitors from stealing a
stupid Web trick that doesn't work.

--         Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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