Who is this guy?

Who is this guy?

Postby ConducTTor » Thu May 25, 2017 3:11 pm

Anybody know this Randall Roberts who obviously doesn't know much? This was written just last month.

https://www.thespruce.com/tt-scale-an-a ... an-2382430
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Re: Who is this guy?

Postby Bernd » Thu May 25, 2017 3:46 pm

Took a look at the web site, "The Spruce". Looks like Pintrest. Have to agree with you on not knowing much. Probably just a subject that found his fancy for the moment.

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Re: Who is this guy?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu May 25, 2017 4:33 pm

I hate to say it, but this article is the same as one that has been on About.com for at least 15+ years. The article is word for word copied from the now former About.com article on TT scale.
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Re: Who is this guy?

Postby ConducTTor » Thu May 25, 2017 8:34 pm

oh lord...

The damn thing is the second result on google search for "tt scale". Very annoying.
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Re: Who is this guy?

Postby Bernd » Fri May 26, 2017 7:51 am

ConducTTor wrote:oh lord...

The damn thing is the second result on google search for "tt scale". Very annoying.


Can't believe we are 7th on a Google search. Seems like we should be first. Every time I log on I see Google bot as being on. What gives?

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Re: Who is this guy?

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 26, 2017 8:40 am

I could go into the details but it's not worth it. Long story short, google (and others) use very complex algorithms but there are ways to game them. Sites like that one are built for that exact purpose (the higher up in search results, the more traffic the site gets, the more you can make off advertising).
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Re: Who is this guy?

Postby sacto-tt » Fri May 26, 2017 11:33 am

He has written a number of minor articles about model railroading. Most are pretty generic. This article is a copy of the one he put on about.com years ago (as others have discovered). He occasionally posts on Model railroader forums as well.
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Re: Who is this guy?

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 26, 2017 12:39 pm

If you see him there, can you ask him to not publish outdated info pls?
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Re: Who is this guy?

Postby Bernd » Fri May 26, 2017 3:41 pm

ConducTTor wrote:I could go into the details but it's not worth it.


I figured as much. Thanks.

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Re: Who is this guy?

Postby Rich1853 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:18 pm

It's on the net again, updated 12/06/2018
yea updated with new ads. LOL

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/tt-scal ... an-2382430
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