sailorjwd - 9:53 pm on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Koan.. I bet that there is a count of thin pages that does get you over the threshold and therefore blocking is a simple solution for a count of 1.
Bramley. Thanks.. I'll consider the noindex as insurance... I think I'll remove all them with removal tool ( whoops, already did it :).
Any page that might be considered thin that doesn't come up in search results on first page for its topic is either expanded or blocked... that is my new rule.
Surprisingly, most of the pages I considered thin (a few to several paragraphs) come up in top 3 of results). So I'm assuming they are ok.