The Dmoz Meta Admin “Motsa” just updated today the status of the technical problems over at the Open Directory Project, Dmoz.org.
While the Editor Application System is still down with no ETA when,Â or ifÂ it will become available again, did the Editor Feedback Forms as well as theÂ Dmoz Abuse Form become available again.
The abuse form is used to report unethical editors, e.g. editors that can be bribed for listing approvals at the directory.
I wonder why this part of the Dmoz administration system was given attention before the rest of the operative functions of the directory were fixed. Maybe there is a lot more truth to the stories in the search engine optimization community about crooked editors than people might think.
May be it’s just the fear of the old school Dmoz editors that there are a lot of less honest editors out there that use the favor of the hour, especiallly now where the directory is pretty much in a state of turmoil to use the chaos to their own financial or editorial advantage.
I believe that there must be a reason why it was brought online and publically announced for everybody to see.