heini - 5:57 pm on Dec 27, 2001 (gmt 0)
Brand new site, dmoz, Y! and more directory listings, totally clean, no crosslinking whatsoever: POOF! Completely vanished.
Perhaps we should drop this penalty thing and think more along the lines of overload on Google's side.
It's fine to grow your index seemingly with a snap of a finger, it's fine to constantly add new features, fine to speed up crawling - as long as you're still able to get the basics right.
A site that is in Dmoz and Y! and other catalogues of some standing should be findable in Google's index.