Planet13 - 7:31 pm on Jun 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
Just to come back to the original topic of this thread for a second:
It's not really a penalty - it's actually a filter - so there's no "black mark" against your page.
Understanding that it is a filter instead of a penalty, would it still make sense to submit a reinclusion request through webmaster tools in a situation like this? Maybe say something like, "I had used the manufacturer-supplied description for convenience and now replaced it with a new, more informative description?"
Or would that make no difference whatsoever?