Peter over at v7n has a nice take on the state of DMOZ. If you are a webmaster and have your sites listed in DMOZ, you love them (even though you probably do not get any traffic from them :)). But, if you are one of the huddled masses that have read through the lengthy “DMOZ submission” guidelines, followed the rules as outlined, submitted your site(s), never heard back from them for months, re-read the submission guidelines, re-submitted, never heard back, re-read (well…you get the point), you hate DMOZ and curse whoever anointed them as the “Emperor of Online Directories” (booming voice with background echo).
We have some of our sites listed but some of our sites have apparently sent to a parallel universe. We have seen articles on a greedy DMOZ editor (DISCLAIMER: although certainly they are the minority, by far). And in reality, we could care less about DMOZ. We have no ill-will toward them, we just do not get the results equal to the effort. We get no traffic from them and most of our clients have never even heard of DMOZ so they don’t care if they are listed with them or not.
Ahh…oops…sorry…seemed to have strayed onto a DMOZ bash. Umm…where was I…oh yes, Peter at v7n has a great post on the possible problem with DMOZ:
There are various reports surfacing on the web that DMOZ has been experiencing unspecified hardware problems for more than a week, with editors unable to log in, and no eta of a fix. Has the old dinosaur gone belly up?
Maybe this is the final signal that DMOZ is no longer as its creator originally intended, which is a shame. It would certainly be better to fix the problems with the directory instead of scrapping it and pulling the plug.