"So, IMHO, being in the directory does not guarantee crawl or inclusion in the index"
I think he forgot the * next to it. Same here. Good enough for the directory, radioactive for the search engine. I have honestly given hope. If it happens, I will be pleasantly surprised. I was even told that they don't know why I have a ban. Oh, well. I guess I'll wait till some people e-mail to the new address and see how Y! is handling these.