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Tell me the URL and I'll remove it right now.
Is there an advantage for him in that solution?
I mean, will he have to be back in the queue until someone gets around to relisting it?
Or will he be able to have you relist it as soon as it's back up?
Because if it's the former, I think I'd take my chances that it's fixed before Robozilla gets to it.
But that's just me...
When I see the Robzilla reds -- which is normally within a week of Robzilla flagging it, I'll try the site and, if it is still dead, move it to "unreviewed".
I'll check it again a week or two later, try some SEs to see if the URL has changed. And then if I can't find it, normally, I'll delete it.
So that's anything up to about two months for the categories I edit, but it could be as fast as three weeks.
If you are in a category with no active editor, your site could remain listed throughout your outage period. That's one advantage of having slow or no editors.
Which could work to your disadvantage. If the cat had a very attentive editor, and that was his only cat, he might be more inclined to be patient. If dealt with by some overworked editor in charge of a large cat space, with tons of greens and other such to worry about, after seeing the site was down for weeks and weeks might be more likely to give it a quick delete.
And, you might have done him a favor if the site was moved to unreviewed with a note that the webmaster had indicated it would be back in a few weeks. The ODP has a feature that an editor can add a site to a watchlist, where the software reminds the editor after so many days to check again. As this site has been offline for 2 weeks already, I can easily see an editor assuming it is gone for good and just deleting it.
I don't understand why the site is going off anyway? Why can't the content reside on a free host temporarily, even in a cut down form?
I agree, that is your best bet. If for whatever obscure reason you cannot get your site to function on the current server, then put it up on some free space, and alter the nameservers to point there. Just move the pointers back when you want to return to the original servers
That way kctipton will never be able to remove it from DMOZ ;)