1script - 11:48 pm on Apr 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
The "unnatural links" message was not manual, hence they may technically be true when they say "no manual action found". I know how frustrating this is (been there) but in their quest to make as much money expending as little human effort as possible, they have created a monster that can automatically hand out penalties no less harsh than manual ones and yet MC's team does not have to look at them or know it was handed out. Since a human didn't hand it out, no human looks at it throughout the whole process, and the result is a limbo in which the only hope is that automatic penalties [seem to] expire with time. How long - nobody knows.
I can imagine a combination of manual and automatic penalties can exist where a human removes the manual penalty but the automatic one continues. Ironically, the result may be that your G traffic after "the manual action was revoked" may be *less* than when you had an actual manual penalty. I now have two sites that have become completely dead (as far as G is concerned) for more than a month after I received "revoked". Go figure...
Anyway, if anyone here can advise how quickly an automatic penalty that might have resulted from "unnatural links" can expire, this might be your best hope of understanding your situation.