ron15 - 4:34 am on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
I decided to run, not walk, away from this domain. From what I'm hearing here and elsewhere, its just not worth it. The nature of the site and how time consuming it is to create quality content is just too valuable to risk. As much as I like the domain, its time to start brain storming new ideas. At least it only cost me 60 bucks, and I caught it before putting my content on the site. I'm abandoning the domain and dropped the IP I had it on.
As an aside, it would be nice if there was an effective communication channel with Google. A webmaster should have a means of getting reliable feedback concerning penalties and whatnot from them, IMO.