Semantics ARE fun when they are applied properly.
If SEO is your proprietary property, then patent it.
Please review my sentence again and tell me where I said "SEO is your proprietary property”. Please, do not read anything into what I write. It is O.K. to have something that is not clear questioned and ask to have it redefined. But to imply that I said “such an such”, can be generally defined as useless rhetoric that pleases neither participant in the end. I also find it interesting that I say I agree with yours and Jill's philosophy, but that isn't enough groveling evidently. (Just in case you think I am just being condescending, that is not the case, it is a sincere compliment.)
Humor is most difficult to be appreciated when it is oblique and I understand that and I apologize. I should have started out with, "This SEO guy walks in a bar. . . . ." I was attempting to play on words, evidently that was lost in the "Passion" of defending the SEO ethics and sort of thing. Reading the printed word on computer screens can sometimes convey different meanings to different people. We all tend to read into “thoughts” presented on the screen and then apply our own life experiences to them. The result is not always what the author had intended, perhaps in this case too.
Take this line of thought. I have made some derogatory opinions of certain members on this forum and I plan not to share them with anyone. One first thought (as you read this) might be that I am thinking of you. (And there could be a dozen readers!) Well unless you are indeed the person I am thinking of, then it is an incorrect assumption on your part. Those private thoughts are indeed mine and I am going to keep them secret, top secret in fact! BTW, Matt, its not you.
Anyway, that is my last word. I am not going to say anymore about this as I feel the pain of the internet forum cat-o-nine-tails thrashing about my digits while feebly trying to defend my honor. It was a substandard attempt on my part to explain "Top Secret" and be intellectual about it. My bad!
I know, I know. I said I was turning the PC off for the weekend, but I couldn't stand to be away.
As usual, my dear internet friends, warm regards,