OK, so first I get a messsage in GWT stating that, "Google has applied a manual spam action."
Then, I clean up the issues, submit a Reconsideration Request, then get a response saying, "No manual spam actions found."
Note that it did not say, that the manual spam action was revoked, only that there was no spam action found.
Yet the original message stated quite clearly that there was a manual spam action applied, as opposed to an algorithmic thing.
So what gives?