fathom - 4:02 pm on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
What I, and several others, are telling you is that we've followed "the rules" with regards to link building and still we were hit by Penguin. I'm not entirely sure why you choose to dismiss this as a falsehood. Nothing is absolute. Not even a new algo Google begins using to fight webspam.
I generally cannot refute your claims that you follow Google's guidelines to the letter but then again the guidelines are intentionally vague so it is difficult for anyone to be completely aligned to Google posted ideals.
"Just make a great website" is very subjective and Google does not provide explicit step-by-step instructional guidelines either.
I however don't dismiss anything... I do however get under people's skin and they eventually say something that might be the missing piece of information.
Yes Google could have detected a false positive for your website, but that then begs the question what are you doing differently that 95% of other websites in the world are not doing to be falsely detected by PENGUIN?
Surely high quality content isn't what's different.