This would be an excellent band name.
Maybe they're all on drugs at the 'Plex and are suffering under the delusion they can reliably tell "real" inbound links from "fake" ones?
I have to agree with you -- that's another one of those honkin' big OBVIOUS loopholes I can't believe they'd just leave sitting out there inviting abuse unless they've all gone nuts. (Or maybe, in a cunning bit of industrial espionage, key Googlers are now on Microsoft's secret payroll? How's that for a wild-assed conspiracy theory! Somebody blog this, see if we can start some rumors! )