CainIV - 5:15 am on Mar 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
Allow siteowners to log into G Webmaster Tools > list all backlinks > check a box next to each link that should be discounted > confirm
I think this would be the next rationale, logical step of a benevolent search engine to do :)
Sounds good, but that may aid in reverse engineering the algo.
The algo has already been reverse engineered. Most of the users on this forum have already done this, "tactfully put"
It is the percentage of good, honest websites that get nailed with penalties that is the real issue.