Hi. What did you do? Pretend I'm, like, eight
and/or stupid (because on
this I are pretty stoopid).
Once upon a time, websites were written and maintained by
individuals, or by relatively small, closely-knit groups of people.
Once upon a time, and indeed even to this day, there has always
been a need to try to figure out how "good" a website is. Now,
of course, "goodness" is a terribly subjective and multifaceted
concept, so trying to reduce it to a unidimensional metric or
"rank" is a task fraught with peril and ultimately utterly
impossible, but the need is strong enough that people are bound
to try anyway. One area in which the need is real is: ranking
search results. It's (comparatively) very easy to write a web
search engine that returns links to every single page where a
user's search terms are mentioned. It's much, much more
difficult, however, to rig it up so that the user can easily zero
in on the *interesting* or *useful* links first, without having
to wade through all of the hundreds or thousands or millions of
hits which a simpleminded brute-force search engine might yield.....
That's like, deep. Thanks.
Well I think it's a good idea. In this weird way, the nofollow tag even
supports Wikipedia's NPOV policy - if you look at it the right way. I tried
to remove spam once and removed too much. It's hard to tell what's spam and
what isn't in some articles.
"Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and
conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work." - Abdul Kalam