wheel - 4:12 pm on Dec 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
Kaled. You're mixing two different goals.
Goal 1, the stated intent. Protect USERS.
Goal 2, the one you're talking about, notify webmasters.
They are not the same.
If the first one is the real goal, then there's no good answer that I've seen as to why they don't just remove the site from the serps. That protects users the best. Oh, and it incidentally is a pretty good way to notify webmasters.
They seem to have some other motivation to be doing what looks to be a shell game, claiming one goal, but focusing on something completely different. They're muddying the waters. I don't believe they're doing it deliberately, but I do believe they're suffering from hubris, that's why they can't differentiate between the two.