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has added Northern Light to the bottom as a search option! Wubba?
Has a Northern Light specialty index as a new listing. (And as you probably remember, Northern Light's search -- specialty indexes and all -- went belly a while ago.)
Was there an odd index update? Is someone restoring from backup? Am I just out my mind? These and other questions..
Has it ever occured to you that perhaps this is occuring precisely because DMOZ is getting it's act together?
Exactly. DMOZ is in the process of adding more servers, new software etc. which should be fully complete in a few months. For the next week, there may be similar problems (like kctipton mentioned) and after that, things will begin to get better. A old backup is being used while a "snapshot" of the data is being made.
The public side is a week old, and is "frozen". No changes are appearing there, and will not do so for another week or so. Meanwhile editors are still editing, and the edit side shows all the latest changes. This is a planned part of the upgrades and system changes.
Heck, Google reverted to 2 or 3 month old data, and have been messing about for over 2 months. Be thankful the ODP only rolled the public side back one week! The public side will get a catchup update when all the system changes are done, in a few weeks time or so.