courier - 9:45 pm on Jul 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
Canonical non-www to www redirects are "counted" as "links from an external site".
I have been thinking this and perhaps other items may inflate link numbers, but would my 2,200 page site with www. redirects make 100,000 links?
I would still be of the opinion something went wrong at that time and by awarding this number of links in my account threw up an automatic -50 penality. The unfortunate thing about it all is, no contact, there is no-one who I can just talk to on a one to one basis in Google and tell them how I think this may be reading wrong.