tedster - 6:19 am on Dec 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
If the algo so smart why do they hired thousands of raters?
No - the purpose is to do effective QA on the automated changes they make to the algo and see what the overall effects are. Any major project that doesn't have built-in QA is very foolish.
It seems like this discussion is finished and wandering far afield from the original topic, so I'm locking the thread. If anyone has a new and on-topic comment to make (the topic is starting from scratch to recover from Panda) drop me a note.