tedster - 3:48 am on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
Now over 12 years later it's a no-no
No one said an EMD is a no-no - not at all. In fact, I've just seen some early data that shows only a relatively small number of EMDs took a hit, and some of those domains really should have been hit by Panda, IMO.
If there's a no-no here, it's hoping to rank based only on the domain name instead of the quality of content. The question for me is how does this Update measure quality, and how many false positives has it generated.