You should visit the Affiliate Lounge. They have some great posts, like the post about Lushable. Lushable artificially inflated their RSS subscribers by subscribing themselves over and over. They were caught and now everyone knows.
Besides for the scoop on who did what, you will find lots of useful information on Affiliate Lounge. Right now they are having a contest for 500 EntreCard credits and hosting.
Stop by and visit. Tell them CyberCelt sent you.