tedster - 5:00 pm on Sep 10, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 5:35 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2011]
This forum is not intended as a place for site reviews, and the site people are talking about is not the site that the opening post reports on. I've removed most of those comments.
Also note that I've removed several posts of a personally insulting nature. Keep it professional, please.
As I understand it, there are at least two different kinds of manual inspection that a site might get. One comes from a "quality rater" - this is the big army of people who are each given a set of search results and asked to rate the quality of that SERP, site by site. According to the patent, no one quality rater ever impacts a site's rankings, it takes a solid agreement from several.
The second type of manual inspection comes from an internal engineer, checking on a site that has been flagged by the algo for some reason, or perhaps from some input sent to Google by a third party. These manual inspections may well be looking for some particular element... and they also have access to all of Google's internal tools, so what you see in your server logs does not indicate the full scope of their information. They might well just be confirming that internally Google has the most recent version of the page in their internal cache.
As mentioned above, there's also Adwords and Adsense manual inspection - but that's a whole other department.
[edited by: tedster at 5:35 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2011]