bsand715 - 3:47 pm on Sep 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Fro several recent days my keyword.org site a steady #3 site for several years always below a keyword.com (A VERY THIN NO CONTENT SITE even before PEN/PAN) and a state site, disappeared from page 1. On page 2-3 site showed up with domain crowding with all the long tail pages, no index page. Never was a domain crowd problem before. Today site is back at #2 above .com site. Domain crowding on page 2-3 gone.
Other niches I am in the thin no content sites that showed up with pen/pan (bad sites according to google's guide lines) after dropping out are now back on top.
You can only hope for consistency and for Google to follow their own guide lines.
They are doing neither, Google seems to wake up in a new world every day. Weird - weird.