All a site like BMR had to do was spam backlink random websites and the fallout would have been too much for G to penalize BMR linked sites. Same goes for ALN and any other high profile blog network. My predictions. (1) People are going to go haywire with Negative SEO (2) Blog Networks are going to randomly backlink to quality sites as insurance and if/when G hands out rank penalties, half the web is going to erupt. Seriously G, why don't you guys think 2 steps ahead before unleashing this level of stupidity?