McMohan - 12:33 pm on Aug 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
1script, thanks for your observations. That is what I feared. Not only are you first spending time in the clean-up, but also waiting for Google to notice all the clean-up you did, adjust its index, crawl the web to notice the links removed and finally, when it feels is the right time, the penalty to be lifted. Without Reconsideration option, it will be a very long-drawn affair.