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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-29-06 12:00 PM
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4. I wonder if this could easily be done
In an automated way by looking at the average number of HTML tags used on a site's pages? The more tag soup, the greater the probability that a site is of the reality challenged variety.

It also occurs to me that it would be useful to have a database of links to sites human ranked on some arbitrary scale according to their degree of nuttiness, with say '0' being a perfectly respectable mainstream site like cnn.com or even newamericancentury.org and '5' being, well, this site. Such a database would be useful as a foundation for a whole host of comparative analyses.
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