tedster - 7:11 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
So overall, I find this idea that somehow Google has done anything about spammers, scrapers, content farms or any other form of low-quality content is just laughable.
It's certainly not working well... so far. I think the main point is that they built a new part for their machine - and they will continue to develop it and let it grow. It may have been rushed into production, or maybe it needs to get plugged in live in order to have the machine start learning for real.
So rather than a failure or a mere PR stunt, I think the Panda Farm is more like a toddler taking its first steps. Just wait until it hits the "terrible twos" ;)