1script - 1:32 am on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
404 Softs are the worst Google's idea of the year (so far). When I saw it first, my initial thought was: this is SO easy to get wrong, why can't you just trust the actual standard HTTP response a site sends you?
Well, just two hours later I'm looking at a page of my site that's labeled as 404 soft (404-like content) yet it's an actual content page! Maybe it does not have too much content - someone had posted a link to a relevant site and one sentence explaining what that is - but it's NOT an error page!
Maybe Google engineers should step away from their keyboards, take a deep breath and fix what's broken first before moving onto the next shiny project. I think they are now in a state of euphoria induced by capabilities of their new Caffeine toys.
Somebody (preferably older than 30 if they can scramble someone like that) should round these kids up and take their toys from them before they break something else!