SevenCubed - 6:13 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
btw, whoever changed the thread title rules. (send flowers ? lol)
Heck ya if it's a lotus it's worth more than money!
There were rumours that some editors had their palms greased but I don't know anything about it. I suppose it's not impossible. But like Webwork pointed out it's better to get it from a DMOZ meta's point of view if there is one lurking.
If it's a site about hosting you probably have some flexibility of the category it can be submitted to -- have you tried submitting to more of a regional category rather than national? Different editors have different layers of acceptance criteria. It doesn't really matter whether you get listed locally, regionally or nationally even though hosting is a national focus. What matters is simply the listing for search engine purposes rather than for traffic from them.