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It seems that Google reviewed my account and found a violation. A techie sent me an email about it, I rectified it and I replied to him saying it was fixed. I got an email back thanking me.
So it seems that big G is not such a cold automaton after all. The violation was an honest mistake and a real person at G realized that.
I hope this helps aleaviate the level of paranoia from honest webmasters out there that think that one little mistake would get them banned forever.
...and for all the black hats out there... oh yeah real people do review accounts... so its just a matter of time.
Suprisingly, my account was never suspended nor were revenues held back from the time of Google's inital email. I suspect it was due to the fact that 3 pages of 4,500 were to blame. So yes, there are manual reviews and the result is not always immediate suspension.
That site used to have affiliate links on it as many others did, and it was just an oversight that that text was never removed. It had been there for 6 or 7 years while Adsense has only been on that site for a little over a year.
I once got a warning saying only this site [hence no account closure] would be not allowed to show adsense.
Too bad you weren't able to exploit your niche on naked women with guns selling drugs! ;)
Seriously though... was that site on a touchy subject as above or some other reason?
German law states that showing certain bits in a medical context is not pornographic. See the German WP regarding this.
The medical context fits well in this sites theme. Obviously the reviewer saw this, hence I hope, the relatively light warning.