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Any editors of DMOZ around?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by miko67, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. #1
    Just wondering if anyone would ever volunteer to be an editor for DMOZ, and talk about it... or if it's a secret like when you work for Google :p
    SEMrush
     
    miko67, Jan 11, 2005 IP
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    I'm a dmoz editor (just recently reinstated! Originally signed up back in 2000 or something).
     
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    Anyone from DMOZ want to go thru the hassle of getting my site listed for me? :p
     
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    Hi, MarkB. Reinstated due to absence or reconsideration of rejection?
     
    davert, Jan 11, 2005 IP
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    Hi Mark,
    I'm trying to list www.Shaislighting.com forever with no luck so far. :confused:
    Any suggestions how to get listed ?
    Jack
     
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    I've been trying to get my site blindradar.com listed forever. :(

    Well, OK, 3-4 months. But still! In the world of "instant", even 3 days is forever. ;)
     
    reppy, Jan 11, 2005 IP
  7. miko67

    miko67 Well-Known Member

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    Guys.. really. The way you instantly fall over poor old MarkB, it's no surprise that no one else comes forth :p

    I was considering to try it myself... but wondering if it's any fun :(
     
    miko67, Jan 11, 2005 IP
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    #8
    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    davert Banned

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    I think if dmoz would just set up a "search for status of your site" system, which would not take TOO long, it would save them TONS of email. Otherwise you don't know if you've been rejected or why - I had a site rejected for an outage that occured when my server was having trouble, and it's been about 8 months on line for reconsideration, but if an editor had not told me that, or that you're only allowed to resubmit once a year or something like that...

    A status report would be VERY handy. For that matter, so would some form of appeal. Or, for that matter, getting more editors to visit the categories in dire need of processing.
     
    davert, Jan 14, 2005 IP
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    pwaring Well-Known Member

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    I've been an editor as I mentioned in another thread, gave it up though when they kept refusing to let me expand my edit priviledges beyond my one category, even though the extras ones I applied for were where I had local knowledge and weren't getting seen to because of lack of editors.
     
    pwaring, Jan 14, 2005 IP
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    roadies Well-Known Member

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    I'm an editor for the one of the video gaming categories

    Editors know how frequently they should check for links for their category. For me, being an editor is easy because I only need to log in once a month and I have a policy of not submitting to other categories (so please don't ask), unless it was a link submitted to my category that needs to be re-categorized. I can also tell if someone really tried to get the right category, or if they are trying to get another editor to push their link for them.
     
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    roadies Well-Known Member

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    Only log in once a month...
    meaning my category doesn't get many submissions so I know the frequency I need to visit.

    Some editors need to log in once a week, day, or maybe a few times a day or thinks will back up quickly.
     
    roadies, Jan 14, 2005 IP
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    miko67 Well-Known Member

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    Seems like it could be fun to try out... anyway, thanks a lot to you editors for sticking your heads up, so to speak :)
     
    miko67, Jan 16, 2005 IP
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    #14
    I generally log in several times a day. If I go more than a day without editing, things start getting out of hand. On a daily basis I can expect to find a minimum of five misfiled sites that need to be moved, along with possible new sites, and other issues. On a heavy activity day, I might find 50 sites to be dealt with, including reviews deletes and moves. Usually less than 25% are sites to be reviewed.

    Occassionly the dreaded internal Robozilla gets to work -- it starts to go through everyting knocking out sites that have gone dead, been hijacked, etc. When that starts running, sites start getting unreviewed very fast, and you can sometimes see by the minute the numbers changing, at the end of day of that, I might have hundreds of sites to be checked to make sure they are down, and to try and find a new URL for them.
     
    macdesign, Jan 17, 2005 IP
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    I am an editor in a regional category.
     
    seoxperts, Jan 18, 2005 IP
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    Hi Xperts,
    Is it ok to submit a site to two categories? Its already in the main category but since the site has grown and also has loads of regional information. Im worried about submitting it again as ive heard you get your original listing removed!!..
     
    sue, Jan 18, 2005 IP
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    yes, ok to submit in your appropriate biz category and the right regional category.
     
    seoxperts, Jan 18, 2005 IP
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    #18
    If you submit to multiple categories, be sure to submit different pages to the different categories. Some editors (not all) are picky about that.
     
    roadies, Jan 18, 2005 IP
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    This is very bad advice, do not follow it. It's a flagrant violation of the guidelines.
     
    macdesign, Jan 18, 2005 IP
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    roadies Well-Known Member

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    #20
    Not bad advice, just poorly communicated. Sorry to those I misguided.

    yeah, if you submit every one of your pages on your site to different categories, that is submission spam and you'll get blacklisted.

    I was only thinking about one of my domains in particular when I stated it. I basically run 7 different index pages with news and events on seven different categories. I submitted each individual area to the ODP and was well within guidelines, since each pages content was uniquely different from the other. It would be like seven people on geocities or blogspot.com submitting their individual page.

    I am not one site submitting as above, I am seven different sites submitting. ODP does not enforce this rule at the domain level. It can only enforce at the page level, perhaps even the directory level.
     
    roadies, Jan 18, 2005 IP