I was using Mojeek to search for some obscure Web 1.0 stuff this weekend. To my surprise and delight twice a category from Curlie.org directory came up in the serps. This was a bunch of pages into the serps but obviously Mojeek has crawled Curlie. Both times the Curlie entry was on topic and very helpful to me.
It’s been a long time since any search engine has included a deep category from a directory in their serps so I was surprised. And yes Curlie seems to have come to life having spent the last 3 years clearing dead wood and recruiting editors. I notice they are accepting submissions again.
I have no affiliation with them, but thanks for including them in the serps. That was helpful to me.