Planet13 - 7:59 pm on Mar 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yes, @scooterdude. Very similar.
well, I could see the predicament about the quality of outbound links being a problem. I am assuming that the majority of people who provided content to the site were doing so for self promotion (i.e., link building). Is that a fair assessment?
Again, while I am encouraged to hear you re doing well in your new job, it is disheartening to hear that your site was not salvageable. I am sure it provided value to many people who read its articles. And since it appears that google still has much love for eh0w and some other "answer" sites that provide ultra-slim content, well, I don't really understand why some article sites get the heave-ho out of the index.
On the other hand, it would seem that sites that follow more traditional publishing patterns might benefit from the latest algo changes.