aristotle - 12:41 pm on Jun 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
I still think it's unfair. If someone's site gets a manual penalty, Google sends them a message about the reason for the penalty, and gives them a way to recover by submitting a reconsideration request.
But if a site gets an algorithic penalty or major demotion, the owner doesn't get any information about the cause and a reconsideration request is completely futile. Why couldn't the algorithm at least send an automated message about the cause of the problem and what can be done to fix it?
Google's present policy in this matter is clearly unfair.