Dave recently expressed his frustrations about not sharing lots of SEO information:
I have been getting some flack, in private emails and in public places about the lack of seo advice been given out in public places.
Well the reason why I stopped was all the fucking idiots that decide that because their 8 page website on some hardware shop in some backwater town selling gay pink hammers didn’t get a penalty for hiding text in a hidden div, or the fact that they only have forum - blog - guestbook links has IBL’s, then I must be wrong. To be honest I don’t care that much whether they believe me or not, It’s advice nothing more nothing less..
Are just a few people getting more cynical, or has the SEO community went from something that used to be fairly public to something that is becoming more and more private (with the various public discussions being flooded with noise)?