Jeremy Schoemaker, who most of you probably know as Shoemoney, recently revealed that he has been the target of a corrupt DMOZ editor. Basically, he was told by the editor that he would have to pay $5000 to keep his ODP listing. Where I come from, that is called extortion.
So I posted something like that in the commentthread to the above post, and I added a note to Shoemoneyâ€™s URL in DMOZ asking why the URL was removed.
Now pay attention: within 36 hours after doing that, my account was disabled!
And this is not the first time that DMOZ editors have been linked to some rather shady activities.
When you consider the corrupt editors and the fact that it’s impossible to get a site listed anymore, why does Google and others still put so much weight on being listed there? I just don’t get it.
DMOZ is dead but apparently nobody bothered to tell Google.
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