flicker - 2:06 am on Dec 10, 2006 (gmt 0) Is it that big a stretch to imagine that most of that also applies to a noncommercial directory like the ODP, only on a slightly larger scale?
You can suggest a link to ANY website, you know. Not just to DMOZ. I get emails like that all the time, both for my personal website and (especially) for an educational website I help maintain. If they're relevant, educational, and child-appropriate, I'm always happy to add them to the educational site; they improve our website. But am I *obligated* to add them? Heck no. Do I owe the webmasters who ask me to link to their Viagra and online gambling websites the dignity of a reply? Not anymore than I owe one to any other spammer (not at all, in other words.) Does it make our website a "listing service?" Dream on. Our website has its own purpose, and will only link to somebody else's site if I think it adds value for our users... AND if I happen to have time.
Is it that big a stretch to imagine that most of that also applies to a noncommercial directory like the ODP, only on a slightly larger scale?