adder - 11:55 am on Jul 23, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 12:19 pm (utc) on Jul 23, 2012]
Actually, Matt Cutts has updated the G+ entry (same as the link in the OP).
First off, we changed the messages themselves that we'll send out to make it clear that for a specific incident "we are taking very targeted action on the unnatural links instead of your site as a whole."
The second change is that these messages won't show the yellow caution sign in our webmaster console are much more targeted and don't always require action by the site owner.
Do you think these changes will be applied retrospectively? Otherwise, the webmasters that were sent the message on Friday, won't be any better off - they still don't know whether this is just a warning or a prelude to a penalty.
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[edited by: tedster at 12:19 pm (utc) on Jul 23, 2012]