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The old site has been up since 2004.
I wouldn't have to change the whole site, just take down site wide footer links, correct page titles and meta tags, and take out links that may be to untrusted neighborhoods. The design is nice and the content is qualtiy, the site is about 100 pages large.
Should I forget about the site and move on, or attempt to make changes and grow the site?
I could easily take out the footer links - and link pages linking to the bad neighborhoods - and start growing the site again, if it is a good idea?
So, footer sites in general are not bad, but in this case, yes.