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I feel like a total idiot.
This was about two months ago.
I immediately went to work on removing any links...
I have removed my forum for fear of thin content
We've detected that some of the links pointing to your site are using techniques outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines.
We don't want to put any trust in links that are artificial or unnatural. We recommend removing any unnatural links to your site. However, we do realize that some links are outside of your control. As a result, for this specific incident we are taking very targeted action on the unnatural links instead of your site as a whole. If you are able to remove any of the links, please submit a reconsideration request, including the actions that you took.
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To me - even with the notices - it's all very vague. Why not just say....
1. Hey... this link: www.crappysite.com/bigpoop.html needs to go - it's hurting your site and we've devalued it.
Google Guy posted that these notices were sent even if you did not have a penalty. See [plus.google.com...]