Automated Whuffie bots?
After some comments were exchanged both on this blog and a few others, Kevin was finally able to get through to my thick head about the issue of "Votelinks". Which seemed like a lot of trouble for nothing and a repeat of the wheel. I had misunderstood that the purpose was to have people voting on thier outbound links. Kevin clarified as did Rainer that although this may be observed by individuals, that the real motive was to correct a flaw in the current spider search engine systems, that essentailly say the more links you have the better, which potentially could boost some lame-o yet controversial blog or website. This brought to mind a subject I had not yet considered: bots, spiders or otherwise automated devices that are "secretly logging your activities and words and generating Whuffie points".