AlyssaS - 8:12 pm on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
People need to keep in mind that Panda isn't the only thing going on. G has slipped through a lot of different updates often at the same time as Panda (or within a few days of the Pandas) and people have been mis-directed into looking into the wrong place.
For example, does anyone remember this thread from early Feb, when tristanperry picked up a G engineer saying that "Some really dramatic changes to how we use links are on the way"
We started to discuss it, but then Panda was unleashed and everyone forgot about it.
But I bet they implemented it, whatever it was. And I bet it had an effect that was then attributed to Panda, which means people have been trying out the wrong remedies thanks to being mid-directed!