jmccormac - 3:20 pm on Jul 4, 2009 (gmt 0) Regard...jmcc
I just submitted my main site to Dmoz. Will it take a: 2 hours; b: 2 days; c: 2 weeks; d: 2 months; e: 2 years; f: never; to get listed? :)
What you don't seem to understand is that webmasters made Dmoz by submitting their sites in the hope of being listed. Without webmasters, Dmoz would have been gone long ago. It is the expectation of being listed that keeps some webmasters submitting websites. Dmoz was a noble idea at the start but like most noble ideas, reality has a nasty way of intruding. And as it intruded petty fiefdoms were established. Sometimes they were established by petty minded individuals using their positions as editors to settle old scores and promote their businesses. Over the years, Dmoz lost an awful lot of credibility. Some of this was plainly down to the failure to maintain the quality of its listings. As the web grew, it became impossible for Dmoz to ensure that the listings were genuine and that the domains had not dropped and been reregistered.
The point I am making is that webmasters seem to have this expectation of a service from DMOZ. DMOZ owes webmasters nothing. I have never got all this whinging that goes on.