DXL - 7:47 am on Aug 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Is it possible that the actual banning of the site wasn't on the basis of adult content, but instead on the basis of copyright content?
In the message about the site being banned, they specified the reason as being "Google ads may not be placed on adult or mature content."
So I was right, you did not completely removed the page but just the photo. Per Googles instruction:
If you received a notification in regard to page content, please
either remove the content from your site or remove ads from the
Content can be text, an image, or video. I can't think of any context in which "content" means "web page." Again, I find it hard to believe that an adsense publisher would have to delete an entire page from their website because an accompanying photo clashed with their program policy.
If you had a popular original article accompanied by a photo that someone made a copyright complaint about, do you believe that Adsense would ask you to remove the entire page from your site rather than simply remove the image? What if the image just so happened to be on the homepage of your site?
It was the robot who checked your site. Not a real google employee.
How exactly do you know this to be the case? If this is something that you read online from an Adsense rep, a link would be helpful.