hitchhiker - 8:19 pm on Jun 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
The Panda 21.5 was also our first 'correction' since then we've been slowly disappearing.
Down about 80k visits a day (since P21.5), not terrible, but enough to be very unhappy about the direction.
If you read the thread over there (it's way too long now) - you'll see that I'm not arguing that some pages are 'thin' or 'low quality'. It's that we (UGC heavy sites) are not going to ever be able to adhere to most of the 'suggested' improvements.
I've just removed 'meta descriptions' and no-indexed nearly all pages except homepage, forum list 1st page, and posts themselves.
This is not something we should need to do (my explanation is within that thread)
Either way, I'm no longer a non-seo guy - i'm back into this damn game after my nice 5 year break from it. The world has one more SEO. That's not what should be happening.