Planet13 - 6:40 pm on Aug 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
I queried the ban on the Google forum and some of the guys there said it was viewed as just a doorway page for the site it linked to. That sounds the most likely answer to me.
Huh... so when you did the reinclusion request, I am guessing it just said something like "some of the pages are still inviolation fo the terms of service" or something like that, right?
Is it possible it is more panda related than a manual penalty? I guess you were tracking the visitors since you said that you saw that it had been manually reviewed.