Unfortunately, this is totally not what happened with Panda. Many legitimate sites, including ours, were somehow lumped together with garbage article directories. In some instances we ended up being punished due to others stealing our content and putting it up on their sites. Was pretty sad to watch Google put their content up first and have ours sometimes not even appear as a "duplicate". This happened once with a site that even scraped our domain and logo! Content is only king so long as it isn't scraped and Google can recognize when it has been scraped.
Originally Posted by autumnsmith