Stymiee, a moderator at SitePoint, in a thread about learning SEO claimed:
Read forums and websites dedicated to discussing SEO. You'll learn more and won't get only one point of view which is usually a bad thing. Remember, those who can, do; those who can't, teach.
In the thread they dismiss the -950 Google ranking phenomena as a myth, when it clearly happens to many websites (likely due to filtering and local re-ranking of search results). Misguided group-think lead by an alpha male ogre is a bad thing.
The guy who claims teachers are bad has about 19,000 posts and carries around his SitePoint SEO Guru badge. In the same thread, he talks crap about my book, deletes my response, bans me from the forums, as he claims the forums provide more opinion diversity. Charles, the person who notified me of the hate thread, had the following to say
Have you ever run into him before? He is an unbelievable dickhead. I hate to sound unprofessional with someone I have never met, as it is not my style but, he roams the sitepoint forums spouting off at the mouth like he wrote every single SE algorithm. Not to mention how he does it in a belittling way to people who are truly ignorant through no fault of their own. I have no idea why sitepoint allows him to be a team leader. I have written them with links to posts he has made offending comments on so many times I canâ€™t even count.
I am willing to bet that your post will be removed within hours. That is what happens every time I make a valid point against him.
Since my comments were deleted from SitePoint I will post them here for posterity:
Nice to see you delete my comments while running a hate thread about me... which shows how accurate and balanced this forum thread is.
[QUOTE=stymiee;3416219]Remember, those who can, do; those who can't, teach. ;)[/QUOTE]
And it only took him about 19,000 posts to figure out what group he belongs to. Congrats Mr. SEO Guru of 2006.
What a joke!
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