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If you’ve spent any time around here, chances are you’ve had a chat with, or participated in on involving, Ian aka g1smd. Three cheers for a great guy, generous with a tip and a sphinn!

Note: I couldn’t find any sites he owns, and Ian’s never told me his last name (privacy concern, Ian? understandable if so), hence the lack of details. Perhaps you can comment here and introduce yourself a bit more Ian?
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from JakePM 2434 Days ago #
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commenting adds tremendous value to any community. Vote things up all day long, but if you don’t comment, I’m not sure your adding any value along the way - oh, and be sure to visit the source of the story too.  Someone submitted it from somewhere, ya know?A tip of the hat to g1smd

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from Gab 2434 Days ago #
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"oh, and be sure to visit the source of the story too.  Someone submitted it from somewhere, ya know?" Touche, well put!

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from Burgo 2434 Days ago #
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Geez... man, I’m only just over a tenth of the way there... nice one g1smd!

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from snarky 2434 Days ago #
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with comments like "Touche, well put" and "Geez" you’ll both catch up soon enough. :)

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from TimDineen 2434 Days ago #
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Not only are his comments plentiful but also insightful. Thanks for your participation with the community!Congrats Ian! Kudos well deserved.

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from nickycakes 2434 Days ago #
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that is a lot of commenting.

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from planetc1 2434 Days ago #
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Congrats Ian! Even more than Danny and 2x times more than me. Had not noticed it until this post. I’ll have to roll out my "nice post" auto commnent generator model 2000 (rev. 3). :)

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from JamesDuthie 2434 Days ago #
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Whoa! Now that’s a commitment to social media. I’m just behind you Ian (13). In all fairness I am new... :)Well done. It takes significant time to generate meaningful comments to stories on Sphinn.

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from Gab 2434 Days ago #
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@snarky: don’t give away my strategy. besides, we all know social media is about being a smart-ass and/or doing quantity, not quality :P (ok, so Ian does both, but wtv )

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from g1smd 2433 Days ago #
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So, how’d ya know this isn’t a bot, eh? :-)Seriously, Danny Sullivan was way ahead of me until all the spam posts that he had moderated and commented in were deleted sometime last month. That was a knock back of 150 or more; otherwise Danny would have been up there just before Christmas. I guess it is coming from a background of forum participation that makes me the chatty one round here. I wish more people made comments rather than just vote. Let’s get more discussion and opinion on the topic, rather just a number of votes.Since Sphinn launched, my horizons of SEO and web-related reading material have expanded many fold. Long may it continue. I still have my favourite places and it’ll be quite a fight to get me to budge from those though.I am sometimes disappointed that an interesting topic might get dozens of votes and only one or two comments.  

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from Harith 2433 Days ago #
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g1smd You remind me of Google’s Data Centers. Always refreshing with new data to share with us. Thank you for your generous contributions and your great sharing spirit.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2433 Days ago #
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I call Markov on you!Just kidding.congrats g1

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from Gab 2433 Days ago #
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Mark of where? Duke of what now? Ok seriously, wow, I’m impressed at my comment quality in this thread! W0000000000000TTT I am the comment champ! (sorry Ian :P)

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from jeffquipp 2433 Days ago #
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Congrats Ian. Keep up the good work!

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from SpostareDuro 2433 Days ago #
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g1smd: Thanks for the education and the positivity. Congrats on the stats!

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from stevee1 2432 Days ago #
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Congrats Ian, 1000 is no easy feat!

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from Halfdeck 2432 Days ago #
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g1smd is the authority on duplicate content and other related stuff over on WMW. I remember digging through his comments back in 2006-2007 when supplemental results were still a puzzle. He’s a big asset to Sphinn.

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from g1smd 2431 Days ago #
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Cheers.Glad the tips were of use. It took a fair while to work out what was going on with that stuff, but as ever, as we found out more about how it worked, Google continually adjusted what was actually  happening.I had a great chat with Matt Cutts about this topic at SES a year or two ago, and he could only do "no comment" to all of my questions. T’was interesting to see him do a great "poker face" for all of them.

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from youfoundjake 2407 Days ago #
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Yup, I sphunn it, and I also just figured out who g1smd is in real life, hahahahaha

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