[drupal-devel] some drupal stats

Boris Mann borismann at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 16:26:35 UTC 2005

On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 16:37:38 -0500, Morbus Iff <morbus at disobey.com> wrote:
> Regarding your other stats post, see:
>   http://www.waxy.org/archive/2005/03/30/wordpres.shtml
> Kinda interestin' in a "wtf?" sorta way.

Pretty much everyone on the devel list should follow that link and
read up. In summary:
* Wordpress.org got paid to host a link farm
* they used hidden link techniques to hide it off the front page
* lots of people are pissed, and Google is nuking all those pages from
their index

Lots of people are defending Matt (lead of WP) saying "he needed the
money to make more good Wordpress stuff". Regardless of that, I think
it was a bad choice -- a link farm is a link farm.

However, on the making-money-for-the-project angle....Dries, do you
want to bring up the Google issue?

Boris Mann

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