pagode - 5:58 pm on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)
and a page specifically to let people suggest adding their site
DMOZ does not have such a page.
You can not suggest a site to be added. You only can suggest a site to be looked at. A small difference maybe but essential for DMOZ.
then remove the submission functionality
DMOZ does not have a submission function. Suggestion is completely different from submission.
You can even surf for sites yourself if you want to.
That is how I personaly find most usefull and listable sites.
charging for listings
It would be against DMOZ social contract
Does that mean you can't charge, or you don't want to?
Both. Our social contract prohibts us to charge and the editors don't want to.
If you want to but feel that you can't, that's easy. Shut down DMOZ, start a new directory with a new name, and give away DMOZ's data to the new directory.
Everybody can already do so. The DMOZ data is free to use, you only have to put some links back to DMOZ.