This is a question that I would really to discuss: Assuming that a site gets a serious penalty due to a clumsy offsite seo campaign, is re-using the content (obviously, after asking Google to take the site from its index) a good decision? In my opinion, there should not be any problem. However, from my experiments, no matter what I had done, Google simply refused to rank those articles as well as the first time. Moreover, I noticed indexing problems with most of the reused articles. PS: obviously, I'm talking only about unique hand written articles and not about spinned crap.