TheMadScientist - 11:39 pm on Mar 30, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheMadScientist at 11:44 pm (utc) on Mar 30, 2011]
IMO it has less to do with the weight of the links changing and more to do with a 'reverse scoring' (for lack of a better phrase), meaning I think a page with links pointing to a thin page may have it's quality scored lower, when a page the link(s) are pointing to are determined to be lower quality.
IOW: If Page A links to Page B and Page B's quality score is low, the overall quality score for Page A is lowered by linking to Page B.
We know link text counts forward (to the page the link is pointing to) I think part of what Panada does is reverses the scoring and the quality score of the linked page counts backward (to the page doing the linking).
Keep in mind this is 'speculation only' atm, but I really think people are looking in the wrong place when they're simply looking at link based scoring 'the old way' ... Simple link weight based scoring is soooo 2000, imo.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 11:44 pm (utc) on Mar 30, 2011]