flicker - 1:33 am on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0) Hiding your affiliations, by the way, does scream "dishonest" at people.
I think it's fair to say that DMOZ doesn't want people who *write* like SEO's or advertisers. If the site descriptions you provide sound like ad copy, that's very much not the kind of writers the ODP is looking for, even if you're completely honest and unbiased and don't even have a website of your own. On the other hand, if you write like a librarian, then it's no problem if you're a webmaster or SEO or a circus performer for that matter, as long as there's nothing in your application that screams "dishonest" at people.
Hiding your affiliations, by the way, does scream "dishonest" at people.