callivert - 4:42 pm on Jun 5, 2007 (gmt 0)
Having said that, I doubt any new decisions G made were because of what the staff read here
No, but maybe they weren't sure what the reaction would be in the webmaster community. Maybe there would be a backlash - who could know? As it turns out, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive.
So that may influence their decision whether to backpedal, hold, or get even tougher.
Public opinion counts, but of course it's one factor of many.