And we had the same reports after Panda 1 of supposedly good sites being hit, and what it couldn't possible be about..and then a long time later the "Google reviewers guidelines" got leaked ..and some people realised how much time they had wasted in denial ..and many of the original deniers then denied having said what they had said previously, about what it could not possibly be when Panda 1 rolled out....
I really don't see how going down that path , yet again, is going to help anyone who has been hit..because any discussion, of what else it might be, and "how it can't be" is, like the last time , is also going to be full of folks who also know damn well why they were , hit , but are going to publicly say otherwise..
And they are going to be jumping into every thread , no matter the subject, and posting about "it can't be" and it's not fair on my site, revenues etc etc".."it's the end, somebody help" just like the last time ..it has already started..
While some are sympathising with the genuine cases of collateral damage ..they are also sympathising in some cases, and threads, with the very scrapers, and /or owners of really low quality EMDs, who have brought this upon everyone..
Many here forget who has said what down the months and years..and as a consequence give their sympathy, and their credence to those who abuse..