"I used to think of ruby.about.com as just yet another source of dull and uninspired Ruby content designed to churn ad clicks. But that is because I never noticed that they do an evil, Digg-bar style content hijacking on their outbound links. . . ." — Gregory Brown (@seacreature)
Gregory Brown is up in arms about the way about.com handles outgoing links, and he's absolutely right. You can go read about it at About.com Fail. Then you can decide what to do about it. May I recommend a nice email or comment to Amanda Morin at ruby.about.com? If she gets enough feedback, she might be prompted to push for change at about.com.