Whitey - 8:34 am on Jun 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
@Garya - that's pretty standard, if no manual warning action notices are in WMT then there's no need.
This is what MC tweeted as good practice as part of the approval process :
Step 3. Request the link source site to remove the link. They will honor this request roughly 5-10% of the time.
Step 4. Perform disavow requests on all the bad backlinks via Google Webmaster Tools. You should disavow all the bad links (even the ones you successfully get removed) only after completing your removal requests.
Step 5. Resubmit your site to Google for reconsideration. [searchenginejournal.com...]
The article is discussed here : [webmasterworld.com...]
Am I misreading the OP quotes from MC/Googlers? Anyone ?