enigma1 - 9:37 am on Apr 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
In the same paragraph you state... "Yes I know for sure" and "I've no idea".
I am sure you don't read my posts otherwise you would spot the difference.
I've seen people accidentally add disallow: / to robots.txt and blame Google for penalizing them.
That's a drop in the ocean of what's out there.
Note: its poor form to use anonymous claims to bolster any position. You cannot determine anyone's level of knowledge, skill, experience, or wisdom nor the history or timeline of events.
That's irrelevant and this is not an anonymous forum otherwise I wouldn't have to login to post, the discussion is about competitors trying to hurt your site one way or another at anytime. And there are always new ways that surpass your current knowledge so I don't count what I know today is enough to avoid it.
If the google algo has a bug and penalizes a site if it sees too many newly created links is up to google to fix. If your site has a bug that's exploited by others to devalue your business is up to you to fix. That's where knowledge is important identifying and rectifying the problem instead of believing this is another goose chase. If your competitor knows your site has a weakness he may exploit it whether you like it or not.