austtr - 11:48 pm on Jul 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
I don't think word count defines shallow content.
I don't think so either, but obviously there has to be some cause and effect(s) which arouses Panda, and everything stated and reported to date indicates that thin content is the primary trigger.
Given that websites cover a huge spectrum of topics, have very different formats and styles, different content delivery platforms etc etc... then obviously a thin page in one niche might be very different to a thin page in another niche. A determination of "thin" cannot be made about a page in isolation... surely any such assessment has to involve a comparison with the surrounding pages.
The OP takes this hypothesis and asks if its possible to trigger Panda if too many pages fall below some arbitrary threshold when compared with the remainder of the site pages