[racket-dev] spam & planet bug reports

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Dec 18 09:19:23 EST 2010

On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:

> So I'm guessing that this means that they are serious about spamming
> planet (why?!).

PLaneT is result #9 for google (w/ no cookies) for the word "planet".
Thus I would guess that having links from there to your spam web page
greatly increases its google rank, which is what the spammers are
after. No one buys Cialis after seeing it on planet -- they want
people who search for "buy cialis online" to find them.
sam th
samth at ccs.neu.edu

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