Whitey - 10:33 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
The problem had shifted from random gibberish, which the spam team had nicely taken care of, into somewhat more like written prose. But the content was shallow.
It took a long time to get to this point, indicating the complexity of the move, but it's clearly far from perfect with a lot of collateral effects on sites that shouldn't have been hit, and sites that should have been hit, escaping.
It will be interesting to see how they rinse and repeat next time around.
How does this compare with other major pushes and issues faced by Google and the community during the "settle down" period? I need a reminder.