SincerelySandy - 2:50 pm on Jul 24, 2007 (gmt 0)
Back to the original post about dmoz getting smaller, particularly the shopping category.
Could it be that not as many sites are being submitted?
When editors have to go out and find sites to list in dmoz, sites that are not already listed, it probably takes alot more time than it would if they had a big pool of submissions to pick from.
Maybe dmoz's many years of treating webmasters with contempt, suspicion, and indifference has caused most webmasters and web design companies to give up on submitting sites to dmoz. After a period of time all these webmasters and web design companies stop even talking/complaining about dmoz. This could bring us to a point where not very many people have heard of dmoz, especially people that are new to the website / webmaster game.
As much as we hear editors complaining about submissions, I think all those submissions might make it easier for dmoz to grow.