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Just checked it recently and the description for my site has been changed, its shorter and someone has cut out a number of relevant words, even mispelling my main keyword. Looks like sabotage and it seems to have worked, the site was number 2 or 3 in its section and now its dropped down.
Can anything be done about this.
Also, the chances of getting an editor to change the description for you are not good.
So I wouldn't concern myself about it if I were you.
But.. if your description was written back in 2000 there's a good chance that it doesn't meet current editorial guidelines. Descriptions tend to be more terse, with a maximum of two sentences and perhaps a dozen words or so, with no hype or promotional wording.. something that tends to be in "older" descriptions quite often.
If the description isn't accurate or mis-spelled, then you can use the "Update URL" request. Updates tend to be dealt with quite quickly.