Right_Reading - 4:29 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
Regarding previously banned sites coming back with a lowered theshold for what kinds of things might be tolerated, does anyone have any insight (or educated guess) about the actual mechanisms of this? Can a once-banned site ever reach the level of trust of a site that has never been banned? Is recovery steady and gradually over time or does it happen in steps or in some kind of curve, or is there a release point where it happens all at once? What kind of timeframe are we talking about? Are there different timeframes for different degrees of infractions (as perceived by G)? If a penalized site comes back but is then penalized a second time does the situation become completely hopeless for that url or is it just back to square one, the same as for a first penalty? Etc.