wheel - 6:11 pm on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
I guess I'm not surprised, but I've just had a DMOZ metaeditor take out her personal spat with me by removing all my listings from dmoz - every one of them valid and some of them independently reviewed.
I was an editor for my town, and did a good job. Kept listings up to date, listed my business (it's bricks and mortar) as well as my competitors.
Then a meta-editor sent me a very accusatory email, basically accusing me of being corrupt for not listing all my websites. Well, I own and am associated with 100's to thousands. I listed all my main ones, quite openly. But with the tone she took, I basically told her to shove off, I'm not hiding anything but can't be bothered to list 100's of domains and still probably miss some - if she's got a problem with one let me know.
End result, I resigned being an editor.
THe meta editor? Edited my location listing and removed the listing for my brick and mortar business - that's the only change she made.
Then she went through the other categories and removed my other listings - listings that I had received from other editors (through the regular submission process) prior to my becoming an editor.
In short, my listings were there appropriately. The meta editor removed my listings out of personal vengeance, not due to inappropriateness of my listings.
Ironic, consider she was basically accusing me of being corrupt.
Strike me up as one more believer in the corruptness of dmoz as an entity.