MikeNoLastName - 11:43 am on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
I 100% agree that getting into DMOZ, if one of your competitors has become the category editor is impossible, and has been for nearly 10 years.
AS far as YPD we were well grandfathered in it since before it became paid and although the pages have been kept or redirected on our end, the main subject of some of them have changed to the point that _I_ would scarcely consider them a good fit anymore, but we're afraid to notify them of changes for fear they will just delete them totally. In the old (pre-pay) days, the pages linked and the titles, were less than ideal.
BTW we still got majorly hit on Panda 2011, but not since then.