netmeg - 2:08 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
I have a ton of nofollow links to my own personal site (I do a lot of commenting/ranting, ork ork) and it's never hurt me, as far as I can tell. I do get some traffic (and the occasional troll - yea, I know who you are) from it.
I use nofollow for my affiliate links, and have never been told not to, or had it suggested I was hurting the site I'm linking to.
So I'd be kind of skeptical on this one.