Andy_Langton - 11:51 am on Oct 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
I would second Tedster, never seen a negative impact from a reconsideration request.
I don't doubt that it would be possible to have a site breaking guidelines that drew attention to itself via reconsideration, but I figure they have so many requests that the likeliest occurrence is to receive a boilerplate 'no manual action' response if the reconsideration is unnecessary. I doubt there's enough time to manually review request that aren't needed!
As Ted says, which guideline did Google suggest the site did not comply with?