Content_ed - 8:08 pm on Mar 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
I pointed out the the scrapers ranking may just be a sign of the whole site being penalized. However, nobody but me has ever done the coding, so I know there's no monkey business. And I know from the past that Google does hand out penalties for duplicate content issues.
I don't know how somebody can focus on being stronger. We were as strong as it gets in our particular niches, I'm not going to compete with Amazon, Yahoo, etc,under any circumstances. We already were stronger than all the garbage sites stealing from us, if Google has changed that criteria to favor large community sites, it's not something that can be fixed on our end.