Powdork - 8:00 am on Jun 13, 2005 (gmt 0)
It occurs to me that my site came out 1 year to the day (June 6) of it's launch as a new domain. I don't think it was a result of the sandbox though. I think there were canonical or some other issues that were handled by a reinclusion request. My guess is that I came out of the box earlier, probably around Allegra when I started to show on certain data centers but then disappeared.
There has been too much going on to focus on any one thing though.
1. Continued content additions, though with little in the way of new link campaigns.
2. Google Directory link appeared just before Allegra and probably is now a factor.
3. An apparently successful Reinclusion request. Site's doing well but the site:search is not. Still 80% url only listings with a site search. The total number of pages only represents about half of the pages on the site.