DMOZ Taking Site Suggestions

DMOZ, the Open Directory Project, has reinstated the Site Suggestion, Update Listing, Editor Reinstatement, and Forgotten Password forms. The directory has been experiencing technical problems since October, and its future has been a topic of discussion on the SEW forums and elsewhere.

A DMOZ Resource Zone administrator reported on Saturday that several features remain unavailable, with no current ETA:

"New editor applications are still disabled and we are still not able to check on the statuses of previous applications. As well, the public abuse reporting system, editor feedback, and any other feature for which the 'Service Temporarily Unavailable' message is still appearing are still not available."

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Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

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