Absolutely right. You should. Unfortunately, when you do (as in MY case, it was Lycos) you will get automated replies teaching you how to optimize your website. They couldn't be bothered to actually check into the situation and it took a nice person from this board to confirm that yes, Ink had put a penalty on my home page.
Your best bet is to call them Lycos.
Panic, I just don't get your complete, unquestionable allegiance to Inktomi. As if everyone who has a problem with them MUST have done something to deserve it, no doubt about it. There's a lack of logic going on here.
I've never seen them slap anyone with an editorial that wasn't undeserving. I've heard people cry that the editorials were unfair, but when Ink points out what's wrong with it, it's always been true.
Btw, if you're going to give us your address book, I want your Mom's phone number. Tell her she raised a stubborn kid ;-)
Panic is lordpanic com your site?
What gave it away? The link to it on my profile that says "Homepage" next to it?
Some very classy subjects on that site, I can see how you got the webmaster and SEO credentials you display on this site.