Was just going through this thread <a href="http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum17/2493-3-10.htm>http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum17/2493-3-10.htm</a> and wanted to put this there but its closed, just wanted to ad a little update to my post. Earlier today logged in to DMOZ forum to check status of my submission , which is no longer available, and wrote another post ranting about not getting listed and the importance of it (i know thats a debate in another thread). Soon as I posted it i started to remember that its a team of volunteers that edit a gazzillion categories and a gazillion submissions and you need a senior team just to monitor all the editors. So time must be spread out pretty thin given the sheer volume it has to review. And then reading that the acceptance ratio is like 100 to 1 made me realize its feasible i just didnt meet the standards. Just wish they could put the status back but i guess it spreads time out even thinner.
I've always had the sinking feeling that answering questions about submission status was a losing battle, because the only person who's happy to hear the answer is a spammer. Joe Honest Submitter couldn't possibly feel anything but frustrated when he's told that his site is still waiting to be reviewed. )-: It's a better use of my time to go add a site; that's one more happy website owner *somewhere* out there.
I guess i should also add that like many I put quite a few pages up that didnt have enough content and hav'nt been updated as i was'nt able to keep up with it so I think in my case I didnt really meet the standards. I bet thats common too, people thinking they have good enough websites but against high standards, actually don't.