by Structured Settlement Watchdog®
Patrick Hindert's recent post Spencer v Hartford 3 contains a comment from real estate lawyer, Lucas Law Center that "at first blush" adds credibility to the post. Download Lucas Law Center comment on Beyond Structured Settlements 5-2-2009.. Heck an endorsement "from a reputable lawyer", what could be better? Yet the crack in the credibility foundation quickly reveals itself. Please read on.
Based on experience when reading the comments on S2KM's Beyond Structured Settlements I click on the links to see if they are real. In the past, as I have documented the comment spam has been a petry dish of prescription drugs, porn sites and other sordid items. In the past I have documented that such crap can be filtered out by simply moderating the comments BEFORE they are published. In this manner the "structured settlement" is not compromised by any apparent linkage to these items on the Internet.
So I Googled the Lucas Law Center, a real estate (not personal injury) law firm and here is the first page
Download Google AOL search for Lucas Law Center
Click on the above link. I think the search results speak for themselves. At a time when Mr. Hindert is trying to engage the industry in Web 2.0, Hindert/S2KM would have more credibility if he showed more proficiency in using the tools he promotes.
In 2007 I thought I gave Hindert a helping hand by pointing the "Web 2.0 expert" to the Typepad help page on how to filter comments. Download Typepad Feedback Comments-How Easy it Is for Hindert to stop the insanity. What has he learned?
The last thing the structured settlement industry and the structured settlement information highway needs is to go backwards, to when sploggers and pay per posters ruled the bandwith by misassociation. Some of us have worked long and hard to neutralize the clutter.