netmeg - 8:02 pm on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'll toss out something on the other end. I have a site that I am currently working on that has a lot of "thin" content - some areas that haven't been fleshed out yet, and others that just by the nature of the content, it'll probably always be pretty thin, because the users have indicated that that's what they want.
However, it's content that is not readily available anywhere else, is shared a lot, generates a fair amount of return visits, and is doing fine in the search engines; growing every day, in fact. Panda had no discernible effect on it whatsoever.
I'm thinking it's a mistake to just focus on the "thin" part.
One paragraph of unique, useful, popular, necessary, and/or shared content is probably worth more than 20 paragraphs of content where most of those adjectives don't apply.