atlrus - 3:46 pm on Aug 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google knows about, and can easily ignore, links from DMOZ clones.
Are you 100% certain, that's the question.
A lot has changed recently. Evidence from few years back is worthless today. What the evidence does show today is that spammy links could hurt you. Therefore we are presented with the following:
1. Spammy links could hurt you, thousands of spammy links overnight = higher chance to get hurt.
2. Dmoz is a guarantee for thousands of spammy links overnight.
3. Dmoz link = one good (?) link.
4. Is it worth the risk? Because while I cannot be 100% sure you would be hurt, you can't be 100% sure you wouldn't.
At the end of the day - you make your own mind. My mind is already made up - I have not seen the evidence of google being smart, so I would play it safe.
I do have dmoz listed website, but just like netmeg - I got those links years ago. The thousands of spammy links showed up overnight years ago and now they just trickle in every day, rather than the initial outpour of spam.