Freshness of a site is being scraped by GOOGLE

Looks like the Google Algorithm just got smarter as it is now able to traipse through Code to find very good information from Forums of all kind apparently. It can now pull the number of comments, the number of posts and the latest date from these pages. This is great to know and continues to prove to me just how important the FRESHNESS of a site actually IS to the Google Algorithm and your ranking in the index.