Was just going through this thread
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.