ColourOfSpring - 11:25 am on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
3. The third is when things get really dire. Massive traffic losses show up and when you examine the backlink report, you see a vision that's quite hellish with link manipulation programs. You have a big job on your hands here, and may need to abandon ship. It can be worth giving it some energy, but maybe not too much.
Just on this point (and I know it may not apply to asusplay), this can happen to any small website with not enough "defensive" authority links. Google will NOT ignore even these links even if they're absolute useless garbage links like forum profile links. Instead Google will penalise your site for them. Anyone can negative-SEO a new site, or an old site that doesn't have sufficient authority links. Disavows can take weeks/months to take effect, and whoever comment/forum profile spammed your site can do it again and again.
asusplay, from the links you see - did you build these links, and are they easy enough to remove? If yes to both, remove them and submit a reconsideration request.