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[edited by: skibum at 3:26 am (utc) on July 20, 2004]
My suspicion is that your submissions have not (yet) been listed for reasons unconnected to your identity (there are a lot of conceivable reasons). Best inquire in the Open Directory public forum (google for these words) after the fate of your submissions.
The nice thing about it is I could submit an up and coming competitor and ensure they couldn't get listed.;)
It is also important to note that unmentionable-zone has raised the alotted time between submitting and asking about your submission from 1 to 6 months.
Not quite. 1 month from (last) submission to first status request, 6 months from that to any follow-up status request.
Also I doubt that ODP editors waste their time sleuthing after ex-editors' sites per se (as opposed to spam, domain hijack, bait & switch sites regardless of the site owner's identity.)
Whether an ex-editor's site is listed or not has a lot to do with whether the site was the reason for the editor's termination in the first place, as I understand it. If an editor became an ex-editor because he kept writing misspelled, grammatically incorrect and inaccurate descriptions, his submission will eventually be reviewed like anyone else's. If an editor became an ex-editor because of listing his own deceptive spam site contrary to our guidelines, the site should have been deleted at the same time the editor was removed and won't be re-listed.
I have no idea which end of that spectrum you in particular fall closer to, but at issue is the *site* you're talking about--if it was removed when your editorship was revoked, then it's very doubtful it will ever be re-added unless the content changes, since listing it is probably why you were terminated. If it's a mirror of your old site or an affiliate site or lead generator or copied content or something like that it won't be listed no matter who submits it for you, and it's entirely possible that if a submitter has a deceptive history his sites may be in for extra scrutiny (again, I have no idea if this applies to you or not, I'm speaking generally). But if you've just gotten an SEO contract for some never-submitted site with original content which goes nowhere near a guidelines issue and you're worried your history as an ex-editor/vocal critic may hurt its chances, you can stop worrying, AFAIK.
All of the above constitutes personal and unofficial advice not necessarily endorsed by the ODP, the university, or my cats. ;-)
A much more plausible explanation for the sites that you submitted not being listed is that they are just still sitting in reviewed with the million or so other sites in unreviewed you aren't affiliated with. Happens all the time sites sit in unreviewed quite a while at the ODP, and this had nothing to do with any conspiracy.