worker - 7:25 pm on Feb 21, 2004 (gmt 0)
The way to find out if you are penalized is easy. Just go to hotbot, and do a search on the Inktomi database.
Make the search an exact match of the title of the page that should be within their system. If your site is at the very end of the group of results, then your site has a penalty on it.
If the page is not within the search results at all, then it has been dropped, or was never included.