Panthro - 1:06 pm on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have always had a strange feeling about this thing but could not figure out what it is, then it occurred to me. It's like Google is the prison warden; the warden gives each prisoner a post-it note and ask them to rat out their inmates. Eventually, everyone goes down.
This seems to me to be the most plausible purpose of this new "tool", but I'm really interested to hear the ideas people have as this thread grows. If links are an important part of Google's search algo, why would the Search Quality Team, excuse me, why would the Knowledge Team really give the "power user" Webmasters any more control over them?