Reddit vs the Top-XX Sites
I’ve posted before how much I dislike those sites that ask you to link to them under the auspices of counting votes that move your banner ad towards the top of some sort of list. I call them “Top-XX List” sites because thy’re all based on the banner ads displayed for a certain number of participants at the top of the list — Top 10, Top 20, Top 100, etc.
As I’ve said before, this is a glorified link-exchange in my opinion. And I’ll also pose the argument that the only winners are the people running the Top-XX sites themselves (they usually run their own ads).