backdraft7 - 4:53 pm on Jun 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Man: I don't want to be an instigator on the monopoly issue, so let's leave that to the powers that be.
As far as the update - I concur with the "temporarily trashed" theory. I've been through so many of these, the last bad one being in 2005 (can't recall the name) you'd think I'd have more faith. Usually the recovery is a month, but could go on for 6 months or more. These shuffles can be a good thing, as it makes us examine our sites which usually results in improvements. I won't be doing any black hat in an attempt to regain ground. I'm just re-reading the GWMGL's again and looking at my site as if I am a visitor, rather than a webmaster looking for high rankings. The rest may then just fall into place.