Originally Posted by drwebs
hardly, that thing is bloated, outdated and biased. So much corruption, so little time to explain.
DMOZ still contains very good resources, but this whole idea that a link in DMOZ is the best thing you can do, or somehow extremely powerful is where it is outdated
Absolutely none of the editors whose paths I've come across talk up SEO benefits.
What they talk about is DMOZ being a volunteer-edited place where they can basically engage in a hobby of providing good resources for topics they are interested in or have some expertise in.
People submitting away their spammy junk to try and gain listings have never been considered, because they spend time chasing links instead of building content that people would find useful.
The bottom line is when this question is asked "why was I rejected from DMOZ?", the answer is "because your site isn't interesting/useful to the edtior or their audience.".
Time isn't required to answer that question, and I do have a blog post in draft that explains HOW to submit to DMOZ, in the hope it would end this ongoing DMOZ mythology, but I suspect the same old chumps are gonna come along asking how to get listed in DMOZ.