SlowMove - 3:29 am on May 10, 2004 (gmt 0) It's nothing new. Google draws a line in the sand with a modified algo.
Some webmasters with the ability to plan good long-term strategy would clean their act. Those who don't should suffer the the consequences of a "shock and awe" update.
The real problem is that the professional spammers try to mimic what legitimate webmasters are doing. Consequently, a lot of good sites get nuked.
It's nothing new. Google draws a line in the sand with a modified algo.