I look at blackhat and blackhat SEO as two different things. My Point of View: Blackhat: a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain Blackhat SEO: Auto generating sites and backlinks on a massive scale through automation. Fraud: deception made for personal gain. Fraud = Illegal. Many threads on BHW are about deceiving people and profiting (e-whoring, craigslist jobs, iframing, etc.) Is BHW a place for discussing illegal activity? What is your point of view on blackhat activities? Discuss.