A co-worker pointed this out to me the other day (I've been waaay behind on blog reading). The folks over at Search Engine Journal have opened voting for their 2005 Search Blog Awards. And, believe it or not, I'm up for an award!

Question #4 on the ballot is:

Matt vs. Jeremy: Which Search Employee Most Likely to Flame You For Spamming?

Heh. This is quite amusing. All because of this?

Just between you and me, Matt really needs to take the flaming up a notch if he's gonna win. He's letting me off way too easy!

Come on, man... To quote Road Trip, Uleash The Fury! :-)

Update: Tim Bray just emailed me to point out that Matt and I are merely following in his footsteps. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at December 13, 2005 10:40 PM

Reader Comments
# Joe Hunkins said:

> He's letting me off way too easy!

What a good sport you are Jeremy! I think Matt's feeling more heat from his post than anybody. Maybe time to put up a contribution icon for "Jeremy's right to link defense fund".

on December 13, 2005 11:17 PM
# Tim Converse said:

So, based on a careful survey of all recently available blog postings, my considered opinion that, if you're a spammer:

Matt is more likely to flame you. (Admittedly he will pretend that machine learning algorithms discovered you, when in fact you were just recently written up in a news article or blog post exposing high-profile spammers. Amazing how well AI's read news articles these days.)

Jeremy, on the other hand, is more likely to first take your money, then brag about it in a "controversial" post. But the loveliest thing about Jeremy is that he will never ever flame you for search-engine spamming, under any circumstances. (Email spamming is a different story.)

And which guy would I rather have representing my company with regard to search engine spam issues? That would be Matt.

on December 14, 2005 12:28 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yeah, Matt's your man for talking about search engine spam in public. We've got this guy named "Tim" who's supposed to be pretty good too.

on December 14, 2005 02:04 AM
# Charles said:

I was not aware there were enough people to constitute a category of "search engine bloggers," let alone a big enough population to justify an award.

on December 14, 2005 08:49 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

It's a strange world out there, isn't it?

Amusingly, if you look back of my stuff, I only write about "search engine" stuff maybe 1/5th of the time. Less often the farther back you go.

on December 14, 2005 08:52 AM
# Rono said:

I think a great show of appreciation would be if you offer Matt a discount on a sponsored link. He seems to be upset because he removed you from his "People" links and tagged all of the links to your site with the rel="nofollow" tag.

on December 14, 2005 09:53 AM
# Robert Oschler said:

Is there a recipe book for flamed spam?

on December 14, 2005 10:19 AM
# Tim Converse said:

Jeremy --- Heh. With regard to you vs. Matt as spokesperson, I wasn't talking about public speaking. I really just meant that _if_ there were going to be a company-endorsed message on this kind of thing, I personally like Matt's better.

Anyway, I know that you're not speaking for Y! on this blog. But with spam-related issues, I think it would be great (and also amusing) if you put that disclaimer at the very top of your post, in red, in a large font. And I normally don't advocate use of the blink tag, but in _this_ case... :)

on December 14, 2005 11:13 AM
# sri said:

its very good idea.

on July 9, 2008 05:28 AM
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