1script - 8:57 pm on Apr 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
That interview is just about any manual penalty for which you received a notice which is supposed to be 100% of the time as of late. I guess I should consider myself lucky that I haven't broken any rules lately since I've never got any notifications other than the "unnatural links" last year. So, these "unnatural links" are not addressed specifically in the interview except in this interesting quote:
So you're just disregarding the searchengineland interview with Matt Cutts?
... especially after last year’s mess of sending out unnatural link warnings that caused panic, then further confusion, when Google said they could maybe be ignored.
The seomoz article addressed "unnatural links" notice specifically and I thought took some liberties with assumptions.
Anyway, not to turn it into a pissing match, but it looks to me like the logic works out to be like this:
Recently (since early 2013) if you did get *any* manual action, you will get a notice. But the "unnatural links" notice does not specifically mention manual action (it goes like this: "notice of detected unnatural links to xxx") so it may still be a response to an automatically tripped filter or some such.