Poker sites have been comment-spamming tdaxp. Besides trying to get tdaxp readers to click on the links, these companies are trying to improve their search engine ratings. tdaxp is a pretty trusted site in Google, and if yahoo or other search engines see this site linking to online poker in comments, they will give those Texas Hold ‘Em as top results when people search for “gambling” or similar search terms.
So that’s why this post links to wikipedia articles on those subjects. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and is a valid reference source. So if someone searches for poker, texas hold ’em, or other phrases, they will get real encyclopedia entries on those subjects and not the sites of spam commentators.
I would go on about how this is an example of civil society, flat networks, and the ultimate is networking. But that’d be rambling.
Take that spammers!
Update 3: Between Lawyers wonders if poker spammers are like tomb raiders. If so, would that make tomb raiders swarmers?