Hi all, just wondering if this could possibly, maybe remove a penalty on a site. OK, details. I have a .co.uk that has been slapped with what I presume is a -50 penalty because it's been up and down between page 5 and page 7 like a yo-yo for about 12 months now. No matter what I have thrown at it nothing has shifted it so I apply for a reconsideration to get the standard 'violates our guidelines blah blah' email. I start off and remove all links from images and every 'Sign Up' link and left it with just one in the menu and re-applied. Same email back. Changed content so it wasn't a doorway page, removed the final OBL and re-applied again. Same email back again. Changed content totally so it was just an information page with OBL's to other information sites like wikipedia/news portals etc and again, re-applied. Same crappy email back at me again. So now the site (I have it backed up) is totally useless to me sat there and I had a flash of inspiration ! I've deleted the whole thing, hosting addon from hostgator included and deleted the site from Google Webmaster Tools. I've set up a cPanel 301 redirect to another site so I can benefit off the link juice (74,000(ish) backlinks) and am thinking that eventually this old site is going to drop off Google's radar and de-index. Will the penalty drop with it and allow me to eventually throw the site back up again without a penalty ? I know I could just kill it and forget about the domain but it's EMD for the niche and I kinda like it. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. Thanks for reading. KS.