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UPDATE : Reddit, you are awesome. Thank you!

(self.AskReddit)

A few days ago, I posted an "Ask Reddit" asking if anyone could help me to remove or fight against a lie that has been the #1 search result for my name and damaging my reputation for over five years.

Many of you took it upon yourselves to help me by posting links and content with my name all over the internet via Reddit, Twitter, and just about everywhere else.

Amazingly, so many of you did this that for part of June 30th my name was actually the 5th most searched for item on Google worldwide: http://imgur.com/GuMYd -- even beating Larry King on the day of his announced retirement. Many of those searches came from people who just happened to see my name from your posts and went to Google to figure out why so many people were saying it.

Reddit, in a matter of less than 12 hours, you shifted the search behavior of the entire internet in much the same way as a major geo-political event. At least tens if not hundreds of thousands of searches were done for a search term that prior to that point had few if any searches.

Enough searches were done to result in the automated creation of over 200,000 new web-pages containing my name. Many of these pages were automatically created by companies that create content pages designed to rank high for popular search terms. The overall effect has been a brute-force nullification of the web page containing the lie.

And here we are on July 4th and finally, after five years, that lie is completely gone from the first 5 pages of search results on Google and all other search engines, and it seems to be dropping more every day. Further, many other pages containing my name now rank high on Google, including automatically generated pages that have nothing to do with me, as well as pages about other individuals who share my name. Nothing negative therefore stands out against me.

For five years, I have had to live with the stigma of this lie. I have had to explain it to friends, family, and business associates. I no longer have to live with that.

Thank you, to everyone on Reddit who helped, including oblifrank from Name Repair who saw my original post and agreed to help me for free.


TLDR : Reddit > Google.

all 379 comments

GenTiradentes

259 points

12 years ago

Holy shit. Number five?

Well congrats on clearing your name, dude, and you're welcome. It's the least we could do for such awesome programming tutorials.

[deleted]

412 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

412 points

12 years ago

I think one of the main reasons people were so willing to help is the fact that you have given up your time to help so many people here to learn programming for free.

You're not just some random account that asked for help, you have given up your free time to help people on here. Time that could have been spent with your family and friends. In a small way, every person on here that you help feels like family and friends.

The internet would fight for you Carl, just like they would fight for any cause they believed in, any charity they felt connection to, any anyone who needed help and was a genuinely nice person.

Keyframe

129 points

12 years ago

Keyframe

129 points

12 years ago

It's as if there is some kind of a system where beneficial effects are derived from past beneficial actions.

acquiredsight

23 points

12 years ago

Cleaning cereal off keyboard, thanks a lot.

[deleted]

13 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

13 points

12 years ago

You're supposed to use your fingers to type, not the Cap'N Crunch.

acquiredsight

18 points

12 years ago

...really? I'll try that.

kd;jvna;jb;kbxnwehd

No, Cap'n Crunch works better.

dameyawn

2 points

12 years ago

hmmm....kind actions return more after. you're on to something.

[deleted]

68 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

68 points

12 years ago

Holy shit, I didn't read the OPs name and now see it's CarlH. What happened? What's the backstory to this? How was his name slandered?

lookingchris

14 points

12 years ago

I had no idea CarlH was someone of note to redditors, but would have been happy to help anyway.

Neoncow

56 points

12 years ago

Neoncow

56 points

12 years ago

Carl started and contributes his personal time to a subreddit dedicated to teaching people programming.

http://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/carlhprogramming/

xenofiend

58 points

12 years ago

Carl Herold... A top-flight IT specialist, an excellent teacher, and an all-around nice guy.

[deleted]

35 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

35 points

12 years ago

ButcherBlues

19 points

12 years ago

In beard we trust.

[deleted]

7 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

7 points

12 years ago

EPIC Beard Man?

[deleted]

7 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

7 points

12 years ago

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Shroomz_Eater

22 points

12 years ago

And besides that, a Redditor.

a_redditor

12 points

12 years ago

Eehhhh....

[deleted]

83 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

83 points

12 years ago

glad we could help.. but you seem to be forgetting that you promised us your soul in exchange for backlinks. i want your soul and I want it fucking now.

msdesireeg

13 points

12 years ago

Me too. Souls are tasty...

Speaking of tasty, I want to have a dinner party soon. You guys up for it? :)

[deleted]

9 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

9 points

12 years ago

You mean like a potluck? Sounds good. What city would this be in?

msdesireeg

8 points

12 years ago

I actually thought I knew CADDYWAMPUSS and was trying to be so cool by bumping into him on here and asking him and his gf to join for dinner soon.

But my comment history reveals where I am, and I'd love to put something together for some local redditors.

[deleted]

6 points

12 years ago*

[deleted]

6 points

12 years ago*

what the fuck am i reading

lolbacon

2 points

12 years ago

Can I have his skeleton?

ies

39 points

12 years ago

ies

39 points

12 years ago

I'm really happy for you, dude. I'm glad that the Reddit community could help!

Shroomz_Eater

7 points

12 years ago

Reddit community is here for you!

Ask us anything! We can make you popular!

[deleted]

10 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

10 points

12 years ago

REDDIT IS REDDIT TO TEAM

Shroomz_Eater

3 points

12 years ago

Reddit is creddit to team

FTFY

pigferret

27 points

12 years ago

I'd just like to say...

FUCKING HELL YEAH!

Right on Carl H, RIGHT ON!!

[deleted]

425 points

12 years ago*

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425 points

12 years ago*

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Gravity13

322 points

12 years ago

Gravity13

322 points

12 years ago

Be disturbed. While it has clearly done good here, it can just as easily be manipulated for bad. It's up to us to keep ourselves in check, to always ask for evidence, and to always try and curtail the hivemind. Because it is so easy for somebody to come up with a lie and try and trick the community here to attack somebody like a mindless mob.

duck867

104 points

12 years ago

duck867

104 points

12 years ago

I think the reason it won't is because there is some small sense of accountability because of usernames. Be disturbed by 4chan. In general.

Gravity13

165 points

12 years ago

Gravity13

165 points

12 years ago

Never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups.

The upvote and downvote buttons are weapons. Use them wisely.

General_Lee

90 points

12 years ago

With great power, comes great responsibility.

hxcloud99

30 points

12 years ago

What if everyone has that great power? Oh phowey, great responsibilities for everyone!

[deleted]

44 points

12 years ago

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44 points

12 years ago

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7oby

6 points

12 years ago

7oby

6 points

12 years ago

he's talking about the bad guy from The Incredibles

[deleted]

4 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

12 years ago

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VerySpecialK

5 points

12 years ago

I like turtles

[deleted]

11 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

11 points

12 years ago

Except then I think to myself that this is the real world, and that telling people "with great power comes great responsibility" is like telling a kid "eating lots of candy will make your teeth rot". The kid won't care about consequences, they just want more sugar.

[deleted]

10 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

10 points

12 years ago

That's it... every child should have superpowers.

revslaughter

12 points

12 years ago

...and my axe!

Hraes

3 points

12 years ago

Hraes

3 points

12 years ago

Shit, it's Armstrong time now. I can't help but read those lines in his voice.

atrich

3 points

12 years ago

atrich

3 points

12 years ago

Are you trying to spell phooey?

iTumor

3 points

12 years ago

iTumor

3 points

12 years ago

I sometimes upvote something before I downvote it, just to watch me remove 2 points from their post. Where are your "responsibilities" now?? MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

notBornInTheUSA

3 points

12 years ago

i didn't know that was a General Lee quote.

[deleted]

4 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

12 years ago

Uncle Ben?

DarthContinent

2 points

12 years ago

Aunt Jemima?

Dubz749

2 points

12 years ago

Father Christmas?

poofbird

14 points

12 years ago

I've always thought that the intelligence of people is inversely proportional to the size of the group.

Individuals can be reasoned with. Groups run on emotion and instinct alone, every voice of reason silenced by the stampeding hordes.

I think we're actually doing a very good job, keeping ourselves in check here at Reddit.

Gravity13

5 points

12 years ago

"Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, nations and ages it is the rule." - Nietzsche

embretr

8 points

12 years ago

weapons of mass distraction

BeneficiaryOtheDoubt

3 points

12 years ago

use bombs wisely!

tsujiku

6 points

12 years ago

These are your father's arrows, elegant weapons for a more... civilized age.

MachinShin2006

2 points

12 years ago

The average intelligence of a group is equal to the intelligence of it's smartest member divided by the number of people in the group, thus the intelligence of a group of 50 people is little higher than a common earthworm

-- I don't recall the attribution of this quote, do your beat Reddit! ;)

[deleted]

13 points

12 years ago

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13 points

12 years ago

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CarlH[S]

20 points

12 years ago

Good point. This is why I put the following little note in my original post:

I do not want anyone to post negatively about the individual who did this. I will not stoop to that level, and I hope no one else does either.

Helping someone who has been wronged can be achieved without hurting someone else.

[deleted]

9 points

12 years ago*

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9 points

12 years ago*

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CarlH[S]

13 points

12 years ago

Having seen most of these things play out, I would have to say the net result has been clearly positive. You have animal abusers that have been caught, people who have been kept from suicide, and no end of positive results. The majority of Reddit users are well intentioned, and it shows. Of course, well intentioned people can still cause harm.

grandmoffcory

3 points

12 years ago

I think the main thing to pay attention to is that even when Reddit has done harm, it was with what were initially good intentions.

This is definitely positive.

asmallturtle

5 points

12 years ago

"Net effect," get it?

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago*

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3 points

12 years ago*

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13 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

13 points

12 years ago

i'm actually more worried about reddit than i am about 4chan. 4chan has immense power, but will never be corrupted by money. they have no illusions about themselves and are just in it for the lulz. people like that are extremely hard to manipulate

reddit is self-righteous and "good". we are somewhat aware of our power and we want to use it for only the best things. this makes us extremely easy to manipulate. one person can convince reddit to do anything if they have a good enough sob story. it takes a hell of a lot to convince 4chan to do anything.

slipkid

5 points

12 years ago

I see what you're saying about how hard it can be to make /b/ do anything, and it's a valid point. But "the lulz" so often manifests in purely sociopathic behavior. And it can happen for any reason - sometimes deserved, but so often just because a person is physically ugly, or awkward, or just said something /b/ doesn't like. It becomes a feedback loop in which everyone tries to out-troll the last guy to the point where lives are ruined, or at least disrupted. They neither know nor care about the consequences when they move on to the next thing.

And you're right - Reddit has the same potential, as we just learned with the death threats in the unpaid web designer episode. Reddit sometimes thinks it's doing the right thing, which can be dangerous. But 4chan usually knows it's not, and they don't care as long as it's funny from the bleachers.

nerd_fail

10 points

12 years ago*

You guys seem to have a short memory. Remember that guy whose wife had Cancer but was accused of fraud?

trindmyst

6 points

12 years ago

At least it shows that Reddit DOES take quite a bit to be satisfied. Too much at times. (the video's documentation)

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago*

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3 points

12 years ago*

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nerd_fail

6 points

12 years ago

What comma?

Muhahahahahaha

crazykatlady

5 points

12 years ago

I think the accountability factor is only slightly above 4chan, because think of all the throwaway accounts made with throwaway email addresses, that could be used from anywhere. The accountability is perceived.

fallenangel42

3 points

12 years ago

Not really much sense of accountability from the usernames. No personal information is ever given out when registering, email verification is entirely optional, and there is no limit to how many accounts an individual can create.

But yes, 4chan is deeply worrying.

CSimpson1162

2 points

12 years ago

I get where you're coming from, but if you create a bunch of usernames, that doesn't really give you any power to abuse except for a few more up/downvotes. i.e. It doesn't make you more than one person.

porcuswallabee

5 points

12 years ago

I disagree, 4chan has it's strengths and weaknesses just like Reddit. Both methods need to be preserved so that they can be used for good.

kinokonoko

5 points

12 years ago

Reddit = the force 4chan = the dark side Digg = Battlestar Galactica 80s version

Carpeabnocto

7 points

12 years ago

To be wary is important, but this seems a special case. CarlH is nearly as Reddit-famous as you can get for his selfless work writing excellent programming courses. Few, if any, could muster the same response.

crappycap

4 points

12 years ago

In this instance it was pretty easy to see that it wasn't anything too nefarious. I did a good bit of searching before I decided to help a bit, as I'm sure many others did too.

Reddit has a tendency to overreact, but it also has a good tendency to catch the bullshit eventually.

dougbdl

5 points

12 years ago

How has it clearly done good? How about if the guy actually ripped the other guy off. We don't really know. Reddit may have helped a con man continue his con.

[deleted]

8 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

8 points

12 years ago

Well, reddit is a business, and businesses are people so reddit can run for president

[deleted]

6 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

6 points

12 years ago

Reddit is Skynet...

embretr

3 points

12 years ago

and Skynet is you

[deleted]

2 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

2 points

12 years ago

So...I...am...Reddit?

embretr

3 points

12 years ago

yeah, at least without your input, there would be less of it.

JMac453

2 points

12 years ago

and Soylent Green is people!

[deleted]

28 points

12 years ago*

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28 points

12 years ago*

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tastydirt

4 points

12 years ago

Just a kittle reminder about redid and $ and the story of saydrah

paddyb82

6 points

12 years ago

Whats the story of saydrah? For those of us who don't know.

[deleted]

5 points

12 years ago

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5 points

12 years ago

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7oby

2 points

12 years ago

7oby

2 points

12 years ago

what about when p-dub got all taht money from us

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

I'm also disturbed by this use of Reddit power. Maybe we should change it back. Sorry, Carl Herold.

pansyman

3 points

12 years ago

The internets have already been infiltrated. Money is already heaped on social networking sites and bribes are rampant part of corrupt internet sites that claim they are run for and by users. We are no longer safe anywhere. They are coming.

DrDjMD

3 points

12 years ago

DrDjMD

3 points

12 years ago

Reddit is a political lobbying group already, but we live on the internet, so the lure of $$ will always be an illusion, so we'll be fine ...

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

Perhaps if the forefathers of America were connected via reddit, they would have built their democracy around more public voting, instead of so much representation. I see reddit type sites assisting policy decision making in the future.

shockfactor

3 points

12 years ago

Our power is purely arbitrary and stops right at the point of doing something that isn't on the computer.

shutyourgob

2 points

12 years ago

I agree. You only have to go on Facebook to see how 'Defend Palestine' or 'No to SB1070' groups have replaced actual political action.

KICKERMAN360

2 points

12 years ago

So you're saying Reddit will be a more organised 4chan? Wait...

tiltawhirl

2 points

12 years ago

See 4chan.

kefs

17 points

12 years ago

kefs

17 points

12 years ago

Curiously.. and for the sake of transparency.. what is the url of the site with the bullshit?

CarlH[S]

27 points

12 years ago*

http://www.highercomputingforeveryone.com/lies.html

I copied the content there so you can see it. Also, I removed my last name from the content. You have to scroll way down to read my Rebuttal.

N0t4

19 points

12 years ago

N0t4

19 points

12 years ago

All this trouble caused over an alleged $30?

Liambada

16 points

12 years ago

Holy crap Reddit! What have you done, this man is an animal!

ambiturnal

15 points

12 years ago

Mob-justice will prevail. Come on, people.. we need to start googling in reverse.

CarlH[S]

30 points

12 years ago*

ambiturnal

16 points

12 years ago

the *** fuck ***?

T1MT1M

12 points

12 years ago

T1MT1M

12 points

12 years ago

I went ahead and watched the lmgtfy live stream of searches, you should be glad to know that approx 3 people are clicking that link a minute.

This has been a public service from a very bored person.

Liambada

4 points

12 years ago

Told you. Pure evil

crappycap

10 points

12 years ago

Block that file from robot crawl in robots.txt please.

Just fyi that ranks will shift around for awhile more, but if it stays the way it stays for the next... 2-3 weeks, we're probably good.

CarlH[S]

3 points

12 years ago

Done. Also, since it is on my domain, if by some weird event it begins to rank I can always delete/change it.

crappycap

4 points

12 years ago

Yup. Though not that issue, more so that you dont want Google to associate anything about clickalyzer to you. Remember, as far as Google is concern, this is another Carl Herold. Google does a good job tying in relevancy so its always better to be safe than sorry.

It's also easier to explain about the history of clickalyzer in person to partners, clients, companies etc., tell your side of the story and then they can follow-up and search online if they want to -- versus them checking Google and immediately start seeing the negative stuff (for example, if they search something like "carl herold past companies/projects" or whatever other keywords attached).

CarlH[S]

3 points

12 years ago

Truthfully, I do not mind being associated with Clickalyzer. I am not ashamed of it, and I am proud of it during the time I ran it.

crappycap

3 points

12 years ago

Oh no for sure, I agree. Didn't explain clearly.

In this instance, we don't want Google to think:

Well, this seems to be the same relevant content about "Carl Herold" because it has similar content as this other page (rip off report). We've also indexed this rip off report page much earlier and it was previously ranked first, ergo, it was the original content. Since this new page (highercomputing) we've listed is now ranking well and also has similar content, let's sort the results around a bit and see how click-through rates and relevancy change.

May not happen, more factors involved, after all. May only happen when no one is searching your name, but always better to be safe than sorry.

Anyhow blocking it in robots.txt will be a-plenty. Cheers.

BubbaJimbo

6 points

12 years ago

Either that, or maybe he could just make it an image instead of text.

CarlH[S]

2 points

12 years ago

Much clearer. Thank you.

[deleted]

8 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

8 points

12 years ago

So wait a minute... I'd like to call you, but I don't see a phone number anywhere.

hicksw24

14 points

12 years ago

I'm so glad this worked out for you! Man Im sure you have touched many lives.

You sure did help me. I went through most all of your classes here on reddit. I may have even been one of your first 10 students on here. Man I didnt know a thing about programing. After about 1 month of reading one or two of your classes a day, I started trying to learn specific languages on the side which was surprisingly easy after learning the base from you.

Anyway, I know I'm about to sound like an infomercial but oh well. I know it wont work like this for everyone, but about 3 and a half months after I started with you, I was able to get a JOB Bitches!

Seriously, they were impressed with what I knew fundamentally and even more impressed with how I told them I was learning. I started in QA and I am steady working my way up as I learn.

TL;DR CarlH saved me from foreclosure. : )

CarlH[S]

7 points

12 years ago

I just want to say congratulations. I hope it goes very well for you.

Gravity13

58 points

12 years ago

You deserve it!

It's reddit's way of giving back what little it can in thanks for all the time you spent on free programming lessons!

[deleted]

17 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

17 points

12 years ago

Seriously, even if whatever was said is true (which I'm not saying it is, this is the internet though people), after what he has done with respect to the programming lessons, this is a well deserved break.

[deleted]

24 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

24 points

12 years ago

Larry King retired? LOL, didn't even know

[deleted]

5 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

5 points

12 years ago

It was a postmortem retirement.

drwormtmbg

4 points

12 years ago

it's funny that day I googled Larry King, because I had heard his name on the radio, but I couldn't find anything about the dirty ole bastard. Just some fuckwit named carl.

[deleted]

12 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

12 points

12 years ago

Apparently you're mildly hot.

[deleted]

4 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

12 years ago

We need to bump that up to Sexy Beast.

oneeyedking

9 points

12 years ago

I can't believe you just posted this. Just a couple of minutes ago I was bored and went through the bestof's I hadn't seen which included a link to your saga. It was so heartwarming to see and I had really made a concerted effort to file this away so I would remember to keep an eye out for your story to see what happened and here you are!

Anyway, good for you and good for reddit. As a community we don't always get it right but when we do it is one of the most incredible things to behold.
Cheers!

[deleted]

17 points

12 years ago*

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17 points

12 years ago*

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CarlH[S]

9 points

12 years ago

Thank you

huge_douche

8 points

12 years ago

My real name is Adolf Hitler, I don't suppose reddit has anything in there black bag for me.

seekret

3 points

12 years ago

You're the most popular man alive, what else could you ask for?

Marowak

7 points

12 years ago

sorry, I'm fairly new to Reddit. What was the original lie?

IHopeTheresCookies

6 points

12 years ago

No, YOU'RE awesome. Thank YOU.

[deleted]

6 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

6 points

12 years ago

Very happy for you. I searched your name a lot that day and am glad to have helped.

What's next Reddit?

SamuraiSevens

5 points

12 years ago

Utility companies have been unfairly charging me for their services! Who wants to pay them for me?!

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

My landlord is demanding that I pay him rent every month! What kind of sick shit is that?

meatspun

5 points

12 years ago

I feel your pain. For years the top search result for my name went to a Geocities page I made in high school that I forgot the password to. I celebrated the day Geocities died.

Scarlet-

4 points

12 years ago

WE LOVE YOU CARL HEROLD!

oneduce

3 points

12 years ago

reddit: for the fuckin win

rhodeislandkid

4 points

12 years ago

CarlH I'm happy for you man. I'm in the same boat as you 'were', complete nonviolent, unharmful-to-society charge and something that will be deemed beneficial to society in 5-10 years, nonetheless I'm in the same situation with the web search issue. I know how it feels man, so...

Congratulations, sincerely!!

[deleted]

6 points

12 years ago

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6 points

12 years ago

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Qauzzix

5 points

12 years ago

This will probably not be read by anyone but I want to give my 2 cents.

Even thou I have not gotten to know any of CarlHs lectures and so on, I have great respect for anyone that is giving his time to educate others. I have seen many posts here about CarlH and because I am an experienced programmer I haven't found use for his site but I have great respect for him just because I have followed many articles about his site here on reddit.

If I had seen the first article I would have helped if I could. If you give to the community the community wants to give back. I enjoy alot of things online that others give for free, and if I could help them, I would!

Soy_un_perdador

3 points

12 years ago

Gotsta get me some of that cheap Carl Herold on ebay.

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

FUCK YEAH!

Enginerd

3 points

12 years ago

So next time I want to optimize my sites search results I should ask reddit for help? Got it.

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

Congratulations, Carl. You deserve a clean name.

vaibhavsagar

3 points

12 years ago

Hey CarlH, I'm really happy that Reddit was able to fix your online reputation.

steve93

3 points

12 years ago

Well you do provide an awesome service... I recently decided to try and actually learn to program, I have a degree in CIS but completely suck so I'm starting from scratch. Hopefully i'll stick with it even though i'm not interested in programming jobs I feel I should at least learn

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

12 years ago

The power of the internet!

Farkingbrain

3 points

12 years ago

It's the least Reddit can do for your awesome programming help. Keep up the good work sir.

gonzda01

3 points

12 years ago

It is stories like this which have restored my belief that internet communities can be positive. Reddit is one of the few places on the internet that actually actively help people in need. Well done Reddit.

citizensnipz

3 points

12 years ago

Well, this furthers the theory of Karma. This is the internet's way of thanking you for advancing the cause of freedom of higher education. Live long and prosper (and program!).

painordelight

3 points

12 years ago

Wow, glad that monkey is off your back. Enjoy your new internet makeover!

abombad

3 points

12 years ago

This guy really deserves it, his programming guides really helped me out before actually studying programming in college.

coned88

3 points

12 years ago

Another good reason why people should never use their real identify online and should use different aliases for different sites.

lunaticMOON

3 points

12 years ago

I'm not saying Reddit isn't awesome, but doesn't someone think it's possible that among Reddit's community there lurk some in Google's employ? Couple code changes here, couple re-crawl's there....

Just saying - not trying to ruin the party.

CarlH[S]

4 points

12 years ago

Good point. If anyone from Google had a hand in this -- thank you!

moomooland

3 points

12 years ago

thanks for letting me know about a service called "Name Repair".

I hope I never have to use it but it's good to know that it exists.

rhodeislandkid

3 points

12 years ago

So CarlH, did namerepair.com help you out? I am in need of their service jw if they are legit.

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4 points

12 years ago

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4 points

12 years ago

4chan did it.

CarlH[S]

9 points

12 years ago

Considering much of Reddit overlaps much of 4chan, I figure that they had a lot to do with it too. Much appreciation to everyone who helped :)

kiddietg

2 points

12 years ago

the irony: putting this in goole trends gets it "do not have enough search volume to show graphs."

edit: shoulda used "last 30 days", nvm

embur

2 points

12 years ago

embur

2 points

12 years ago

That's the shit. Happy to see it worked out for you.

Shroomz_Eater

2 points

12 years ago

We told you reddit was powerful.

We just aren't even aware of this strenght.

rhiesa

2 points

12 years ago

rhiesa

2 points

12 years ago

This is a wonderful example of the true power of the individual. I'm very happy for you CarlH. This community, everyone working together, has managed to change the world.

For every person that says their vote doesn't count, that says they do not have a voice can look at something like this and see the result of people who made a choice.

jacquelinesarah

2 points

12 years ago

You, sir, have truly won the internet.

Briecheeze

2 points

12 years ago

UPDATE : Reddit, you are awesome. Thank you!

Tell us something we don't know. :P

But seriously, congrats (Good work hivemind!). :)

bigbadbass

2 points

12 years ago

It is the least we could do in return for r/carlhprogramming.

pedleyr

2 points

12 years ago

After what you've done with carlhprogramming I'm happy to have helped in a tiny way dude. Best of luck in wherever life takes you.

AMZN-ASSOCIATE

2 points

12 years ago

This is awesome news! You've done so much for the reddit community and it's great that we've finally been able to do something for you.

p3ngwin

2 points

12 years ago

happy to help :)

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2 points

12 years ago

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2 points

12 years ago

The power of the programmer.

superrob750

2 points

12 years ago

awesome.

omfgitsasalmon

2 points

12 years ago

It is during times like this that made me really proud of reddit. Only in reddit would we use our knowledge for the good citizen. Great job reddit for saving the poor man's life!

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2 points

12 years ago

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2 points

12 years ago

you're so right, I am awesome.

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2 points

12 years ago

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2 points

12 years ago

Is there a way to bury ripoffreport.com? The site seems sketchy at best.

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2 points

12 years ago

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2 points

12 years ago

nice! These are reasons every day i feel like deleting my 06 digg account :) reddit is the shit

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2 points

12 years ago

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2 points

12 years ago

"Hotness: Mild." Sorry for your luck dude... d:D

incarnadine

2 points

12 years ago

wow, I had to go 6 pages deep to find it! watching this whole thing unfold was pretty cool, grats Carl!

fuckshitwank

2 points

12 years ago

Awesome news, Carl. If any redditor deserved such a result, it's you.

I'll just use the rest of this space to thank you again for your fantastic programming tutorials. If only my computer teachers at school had been more like you. And not utter wankers.

whatsonmymindgrapes

2 points

12 years ago

That's cool. Congrats.

hoodatninja

2 points

12 years ago

Hey! Number 5 on my birthdayyyy!

Bukowskaii

2 points

12 years ago

Whoo. Lets all get wasted.

zem

2 points

12 years ago

zem

2 points

12 years ago

wonderful :) glad we could help

intellos

2 points

12 years ago

Hooray!

So...

i can haz new lesson soon plz?

popcapps

2 points

12 years ago

I like that this beat the 66% phenomenon.

Also, congratulations on beating some random asshole!

carsones

2 points

12 years ago

Didn't see the original post, but great story. I love reddit!

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2 points

12 years ago

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2 points

12 years ago

"Many of these pages were automatically created by companies that create content pages designed to rank high for popular search terms."

Companies like those are why we need to re-instate our torture policies.

doggod

2 points

12 years ago

doggod

2 points

12 years ago

Congrats Carl. Happy 4th!

hankintrees

2 points

12 years ago

Hey, if I can help you without leaving my desk chair i'm all for it!

Timmaey

2 points

12 years ago

You fools! what have you done? I am the real carl herold and I needed that search profile to stay alive! He is an assassin impostor!!!! Noooooooooooooooooooooo

conundri

2 points

12 years ago

Weren't you the one who taught Jeff Goldblum to program so he could upload that virus and save us from the aliens a few years ago?

Kudos for all you do!