idoc - 4:57 am on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)
You don't need a dmoz listing for google or other engines to index you. A few links from a site or two google already crawls will get it going. As far as the importance of the dmoz link, it's not worth any more than a link from any other site with equal p.r. of the potential linking dmoz page. As far as influencing them... it's more productive to get links from somewhere else. For example...I saw a directory site the other day with "play-on" spelling of dmoz... it's pages had pr about the same as dmoz pages.