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Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Since they have almost killed this site, I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. This will culminate in my release of an MBOX file including full headers. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Since they have almost killed this site, I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Details of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret start Monday August 17. More here.
Google has been lying about the penalty against this site for years. My conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty starts dropping August 17. More here.

Definition of fat-finger

fat-finger

noun

  • an instance of fat-fingering.
                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from ""Fat finger" role in selloff likely a myth", Reuters, Dan Wilchins, May 7 2010 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 08 2010.

verb - transitive

  • to accidentally press a button or key adjacent to the desired one, e.g. while typing on a keyboard or entering a phone number. This happens more frequently as the button or key size is reduced, e.g. on cell phones.
    Whoops, I just fat-fingered his phone number.

    Last edited on Apr 11 2016. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Sep 28 2009.

  • to do mind-numbing data entry or to simply short-circuit a programmatic fix by entering values manually directly into a data store.
    I fat-fingered those missing account numbers into the A/R batch.
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Jun 24 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 24 2016.

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Other terms relating to 'fat':

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