Powdork - 6:48 pm on Sep 17, 2003 (gmt 0)
ROTFLMAO. Its this attitude from some that keeps many others from getting the respect they deserve. And look at the public scrutiny that all of the other people you mentioned must undergo.
The other thing that would help everyone is a general recognition within the Internet community that DMOZ editors, especially editalls and meta-editors, are the movie stars of the Internet, the elite in our midst. And that they deserve the respect and admiration given the leaders of business, governments, the military, churches, and the like.
Then removing the 'submit a site' link from the 850,000 or so backlinks might be a good idea. The form is broke anyway.
We're not here to process submissions.