walkman - 1:22 am on Jun 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Walkman, are you speaking here of single page, 200 word sites? Or sites with multiple pages with 200 words each? I'm a bit uncertain why they should take a week, they are obviously not as simple as they may seem.
No sir, that was another person here that has apparently escaped Panda by doing such sites. Maybe it's a way to prosper? Each page of mine has about that many words in just a somewhat tangent but informational section, and then I show what what the title says.
Some pages are tags, that unless you are Huff Post will probably hurt you and many others are "Send-page.pl?774" and the likes. I did suspend quite a few of mine to bring them back later and deleted some since I see no prospect in them (less than 10% of pages). I looked at the links and even at googlebot seeking deleted pages and 301d them. I assume that they had a link from somewhere.
The point I'm making is that if you are in that situation, it is better to painstakingly go through all of them and convert them into real useful unique pages, then to simply hit the delete button. Because those pages will have been linking to other pages on your site, and zapping them without getting fresh external links will leave your remaining pages dangerously unsupported.
Bottom line about mass deletions: very few people can take a chance with Google, and if Google thinks that their site has still too many 'bad' pages they will be without an income for good know how many more months. Remember it's an inconsistent and ever-changing robot doing the sorting so people are painting with a broad brush hoping to be safe.
Some of course have tens of thousands of them so it's impossible to do them one by one.