When you submit a reconsideration request, Google notifies you they received it with a blanket message in Google Webmaster Tools. Now, supposedly, Google will also show you a copy of your submission via the reconsideration request form.
Meaning, Google will show you the details of your reconsideration requests, instead of just telling you they got it.
I guess this is good because it can provide you an audit trail, in case you didn't keep your own copy, for what you put into your reconsideration request.
Jody McCombe posted this on Twitter yesterday reporting this:
Hmm thats new! Google now gives a copy of submitted reconsideration requests in the messages of WMTs!— Jody McCombe (@JodyMtweets) August 4, 2014
@Tripp_Hamilton shared a screen shot of this in action:
Forum discussion at Twitter.