webmasterworld was down for quite some time--was it 4 days until they moved to rackspace? In any case, by the logic of one of the posters above, all of webmasterworld's information would have been removed which would have harmed both google (their results would no longer have some of the great posts in this site) and would also harm webmasterworld. definately not a win-win situation in my opinion. Perhaps they can have a greater period of time for the sandbox and index those sites in far less depth than others. that too seems like a simple solution which wouldn't necessairly work.