atlrus - 2:21 pm on May 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
I wasn't talking about your case, rather in general. Maybe you should re-read that in the OP's case, she was selling text ads, not linking to sites she liked. You can call it a coincidence that the OP got a notice after no-following text ads, I personally don't believe in coincidences...
As far as your own case - you threw the baby with the bath water, but that was your client's choice, I guess. All the emails I get for link exchanges go straight to the spam folder without ever seeing them :)
Anyhow, I'm not going to argue with you. If you think no-follow is the way to go, do as you please, I have no horse in that race.