Doug, the administrator over at I Help You Forums posted a new thread named "The LinkBox Affect", his way of interpreting the sandbox theory. In short he gives a punch list of items that I will re-summarize here, make sure to check out the thread.
>> Google discovers a new link. >> Google puts it in, then takes it out. >> Google puts it into a "temporary" type file. (LockBox/LinkBox) >> Google analyzes all they can about that link. >> Google tries to figure out exactly why that link is "supposedly" voting for that website using any number of criteria. >> Google decides the link is "good to go". >> Google then decides the "value" of that link based on the criteria. >> Google might deem the link useless because of more criteria. The link might be pure spam. >> Google keeps the "new" link in this LockBox, erm hmmm "LinkBox" until it has been thoroughly analyzed to determine it's value, if any value at all. etc, etc, etc
Hence: The LinkBox Affect