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Thank you to the dedicated crew which has accomplished this. It is very much appreciated.
I wonder if their submit button works now.
1) Normal directory sites update almost instantly. In times of high server load it can take some hours, I can remember it being two days in times of big trouble. Nothing to worry about, only a way to do some load balancing. Reason: Public pages are static HTML since questioning a database would to timeconsuming. So they have to be regenerated for changes to be visible.
2) The ODP-Search database has to be updated and is not feeding from "live" data. As you know (if you read [webmasterworld.com...] ) a new RDF dump has been generated to make the search a bit more up-to-date.
3) All major downstream data users, like Google, download the RDF dump and use it on their own servers. They depend on the same basics mentioned above.
I think I have worked out what it is though.
Quite a long time back I changed most pages on a site to .shtml from .htm
As everyting went so smoothly with the 301 redirects with the SE's etc I did nothing about the listings at dmoz, so I can only presume that this is what has happened (ie the old .htm's were removed and not replaced by there new .shtml even though the content was identical)
Must admit it is a little annoying as now for me at least the submit button does not work!
If they were deleted I'm sure they'll let you know why.