---- Site in long slow decline, no obvious sign of a problem
JD_Toims - 2:07 am on Jul 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
maybe this is somehow related?
I think it definitely could be since the algo/rankings are really all about "patterns" and what "pattern" a given site fits best, so I think it's entirely possible the OP's specific site "fits the pattern" of one of those "upstream sites" and if that's the case, then adjustments in the way things are being done with regard to linking probably need to be made, but at the same time that wouldn't necessarily apply to everyone with a large number of links out on pages either, because others (most?) may have enough "non-fitting patterns" associated with their site(s) that they would "get a pass".
If that's the case it would definitely lead to discrepancies like we're seeing posted in this thread.