the internet if full of spammers and scammers and one of the best things we can do is to ignore them and focus our energy on more positive things. That's what I usually do, but I got dragged into this awkward situation concerning fake software awards (if you are not familiar with that topic, read for example this classic blog post
by Andy Brice).
What is different in my case is the persistence the of people behind this particular fake award. If you feel you can deal with a bit of moral greyness today, go read about my year-long experience with fake awards
What baffles me is the amount of people, who fall for this fake awards scam. Even these days, even software developers
, who should be familiar with how the web works. So, fellow programmers, how many fake awards are you displaying on your web sites? Did the people, who gave you that 5-star rating at least install your software?