There are weaknesses in the adaptive inverted link model of the web, unless it can be adapted to punish so obvious spammers.
There is one penality that spammers will remember. Negative effects of their link manipulation attempts. I could have posted a semantic link to the story, but since som of my links was rewritten a time ago by a moderator, members that have posted here for years and contributed are treated like those who only post for links.
Note: My WPW thread is still no 1 for the term
advanced semantic linking