Nice scoop over at Threadwatch, coming off a thread at Search Engine Forums! Google Pilot New Webmaster Communications Initiative at Threadwatch covers a new Google program where Google is emailing those who run sites where they spot things they think might violate their guidelines. Google's Matt Cutts is going to blog more, but he comments over there:
Yeah, communication is great. It's just odd that after years of being told it was impossible or difficult to provide some type of "is my page OK" tool for webmasters to use, now Google's proactively doing it. Such a tool has been dismissed as potentially helping spammers.
The email sent says that a particular URL was removed and lists some reasons why, along with a note that it will be pulled for at least 30 days unless content is changed and a reinclusion request is done.