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Do the DMOZ editors put you in some type of
"do not include" list if they don't like your site.
I could see how this could also help Google if the
editors did this.
Since some of you are editors I thought someone
So it's pretty safe to assume that Google doesn't take ODP rejections into account, and never will.
Being, like many people, a little paranoid about Google, I wouldn't put it past them to have given an intern or new hire the job of writing a system to compare successive ODP RDF dumps. And then analysing the SERPS for sites that were newly added or newly deleted from DMOZ.
It is possible that such an exercise would be an early warning sign for all sorts of SERP-related issues; and may be one of the "100 factors" used by Google to determine SERPs placement.
So sites recently removed from DMOZ may trigger some sort of Google activity.
Then again, maybe not. Perhaps they did such an exercise, and found the results to be not usable. We'll never know, unless the shareholders among us ask at the next Company meeting.
Or some of us run some RDF deltas and see if there is anything useful there.
There is a "report abuse/spam" link on every dmoz.org category page. This should be publicly visible enough for anyone who wants to report abuse to do so.