purplekitty - 9:52 pm on May 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
As a software engineer I'll tell you why I don't think it's easy to recover from Penguin or some of the other stuff they're now doing. I think they flag your domain when they run they're Penguin software and once you're flagged, that's it, you can't squirm and try to get out of it without manual assistance.
So you think there's something within the Penguin algo that says "this site is terrible, no need to ever review it again?"
Not to mention, how are people coming up with these theories when there hasn't been a Penguin update since October 2012? Why are people expecting any changes in the meantime?