Oh dear, I had forgotten how stupid a lot of that was. That was a heroic attempt at reading the "penix" entry - nicely done, Frank West.
To answer Lemon's question: I wasn't searching for huge strings of question marks, but I was usually checking every search result that had inexplicable punctuation. For a while, I thought that Yahoo was automatically adding question marks to the ends of people's topics, since all the links I was getting back (questions, statements, single words, etc.) had them. After a bit, I started seeing a few that didn't, so I guess people just really like their question marks.