> Non-hacked explanation (and something I've done myself) is that they had a template and forgot >to change the contents of the tags to match the content of the page. If they had been truly hacked, >I think the content of the pages, all the pages, would have had totally different content. Your >mystery "pink poodle" hacker would be like a tagger who only spray painted his initials on the >underside of the park benches. They don't work that way.
Drat! Looks like your theory was right, Max. I got this response from that government website I sent a message to:
Thank you so much for writing. I got a good laugh, as I did not anticipate this one, and your vision of the "mad hacker" was a good one. This is the sample wording in our Web Page template (which is the next thing I will amend to reflect something more appropriate in case someone else forgets). It should have been changed to something appropriate before posting. I thank you for the heads-up, and sincerely appreciate your advising that this slipped through without our notice. It is nice to know that the search engines are capturing our metadata!