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The internal (ODP) search index is rebuilded twice a week (but sometimes once, and we've seen instances of once every two weeks).
You can therefore have a site listed in a category, appearing in the RDF, but still not searchable by URL, title, or description keywords on ODP.
Does this answer your question? :)
And sometimes several weeks. For reasons unknown to me, I've had sites that are in the directory not show up on searches within the ODP, even while searching on the root domain itself, for several weeks, even after it had begun to appear on searches of downstream clients. As the ODP is not intended to be used as a search engine in its own right, its own engine appears to have some glitches.
Does this mean that my site is rejected or it takes some time to show in categories. Just to be clear, I am not taking about search results.
But does it mean that it's been rejected for that submitted category?
Please understand brownsmurf's answer literally. All we can really tell for certain from the information you gave us, is that someone took a look. For what they did after that, your guess is as good as ours. You'll just have to wait until your listing appears somewhere on the public side, which still may take an arbitrary amount of time.
As I've said in another thread, you should never be in a hurry when submitting to the ODP. ;)
I would say it is easier to find something in ODP browsing the categories, rather than using their search functionality.
Google does not take an extension in a regular search, so you would check to see if it's included by typing this: site
In ODP, you drop both the http:// and the www. and simply search on this: site.com
I've not had it fail, anyway.