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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. 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.
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Definition of rathole

rathole

noun

  • a subject that has been known to use up a significant amount of discussion time, without participants coming to a consensus.

    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Apr 25 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • a dilapidated place.
    This bar is a rathole.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 27 2009.

verb - intransitive

  • during a discussion about a particular topic, to focus on an unimportant detail.
    We've been ratholing on what to call it for half an hour. Let's focus on what we're actually going to be making.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 27 2009.

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