aristotle - 6:05 pm on Apr 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
Isn't it possible that thin and low-quality pages can rank near the top simply because there isn't anything better?
I've done lots of searches where I couldn't find any high quality information. For many subjects, nobody has ever created a high-quality web resource. So thin and low-quality gets to the top of the rankings by default, because there isn't anything better.