Jez123 - 2:54 pm on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
Articles on the normal article directories with links to your site are now considered unnatural links by Google and they penalize for it.
I have confirmation direct from google in a reconsideration request and they have replied to my emails listing these as a problem.
Did you file a request after Penguin / because of Penguin?
How do you know that google penalise for article links? Can you post a link to somewhere it states that? That would be pretty drastic as loads of sites are linked from article sites.