martinibuster - 11:47 pm on Jun 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
Are you saying it's possible that all sites listed at DMOZ are at risk for being penalized by accident?
Or are you saying just the spammy ones are at risk?
Or are you saying just sites with only a few links are at risk?
I will say that the first choice is definitely not true. All sites listed at DMOZ are not at risk for being penguinized.
So now the part you have to think through is, is it possible there are other factors aside from dmoz clones that could be contributing to a penguinized state. The reason is out there, but dmoz clones is probably not the entire answer, maybe part of the reason, or probably not part of the answer at all.
Let's think it through together. That's what this forum is about. ;)