Google seems to have updated the language and terminology they use in their reconsideration request responses to webmasters.
Marie Haynes posted an example of a response to a successful reconsideration request, and Robert Meinke posted an example of an unsuccessful reconsideration request.
The successful one now reads “Reconsideration request approved,” while the old language read “Manual spam action revoked.” Here is a picture of the new one:
The unsuccessful one seems to now imply that Google is potentially penalizing on the link level and not all links may be penalized. The new language in the body says, “Therefore, when determining your site’s ranking, we will continue to demote links to your site as a factor in our calculations.” Here is a picture of the full message from Bob:
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