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Directory Owner's Thread of Shame

Discussion in 'Directories' started by snowbird, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. #1
    Often we here people tell their opinions of what makes a good directory, link farm, etc. I would like to take this opportunity to point out some directories that deserve a little recognition of their own.

    First, you must reference the homepage of VMOptions. Please read our nice welcome note that we have at the top of the page.

    Now, you must take this opportunity to view the homepages of the following directories and read their welcome text:

    http://linkmill.net
    http://bestwebdirectory.co.uk
    More can be found here, most of which have an old cache.

    Coincidence? I think not.

    Let this be a lesson to all of us that work hard on our sites. Our brand is as important as the time and money we invest in it. Always keep an eye on those that lack creativity and try to piggy back an ounce of success off your hard work.
    SEMrush
     
    snowbird, Feb 1, 2010 IP
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  2. alistair80

    alistair80 Well-Known Member

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    This is ridiculous! I sincerely believe that others have copied FROM VMOptions...I feel sorry for aspiring directory owners that cant even write a single phrase on their own and claim to be editor-reviewers.
     
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #3
    You mean Super Professionals who mastered use of "Approve All" button?

    :rolleyes:

    fastreplies
     
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  4. Snowblind1

    Snowblind1 Peon

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    :eek:

    That's ridiculous. They're probably all made by the same person.
     
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    Ledlauzis Member

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    #5
    It looks like *caugh*advertisement*caugh*! :D

    But shame on webmasters, it is not that hard to make short description.
     
    Ledlauzis, Feb 2, 2010 IP
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    tornado! Active Member

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    That's because the writing level exceeds that of a third grader. :D
     
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  7. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #7
    Amazing how many people share the same meta title and or home page description. Sad.
     
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    marki8 Active Member

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    the site look nice, but they don't have any attitude, that copy from another work...
     
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    zebno Well-Known Member

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    Seriously! this is the shameful. In directories, few people come up with something unique & most of the others copy it....
     
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    choice Prominent Member

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    A lot of the newer directory owners dont care about being unique and are just in it thinking they can make a quick buck.
     
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    tercede Active Member

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    Awesome self promotion snowbird. Good one.
     
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    stock_post Prominent Member

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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    Could be worse snowbird, I've got some scuzzy company trying to destroy one of my best link bait articles by posting it all over the net, editing the part they don't like and adding a link to their own site. Spent 2 weeks sending out DMCAs. Might want to give that a try or rewrite to something better.

    Either way, it sucks when people steal your hard work.
     
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    vivideye.ca Active Member

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    You have succeeded at what you wanted do in the first place. so it's all good at the end.
     
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    snowbird Notable Member

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    And let me guess, cutting your finger off to cash in on a $2000 dismemberment insurance policy is a great way to make some spare change too?

    I'm sorry that my post went over your head. The idea behind it was a little public humiliation for the directory owners that are too lazy to write a simple paragraph - not self promotion. :rolleyes:

    + red from me

    @ YMC

    I thought about sicking an attorney on them, but chances are the owners don't have two nickles to rub together anyway. However, I did do some removals/bans from the directory list to make sure they don't get any traffic from this point on. That's the least I could do. :)
     
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    nice12 Member

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    Is it for real?
     
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    wa2nlinux Peon

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    Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v working well :D
     
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    longcall911 Peon

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    It is a disgrace. But some people don't have a second thought about taking what belongs to others. I had a company that I 'partnered' with. He was so paranoid about people stealing his software. Yet he stole half of my stuff.

    There are a lot of low-lifes out there. In the end, they get their due.

    /*tom*/
     
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    robjones Notable Member

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    Sucks when that happens Snowbird, but it's about par for the course. Been there, done that. Plagiarism stinks.


    Btw - Hasn't that dismemberment price for a finger gone over $2000 yet? I got $1300 for one digit off the index finger (I wisely chose the top one) back in '76.
    On the bright side, I'm the only guy in the room that can give you an accurate hand signal to tell you when it's 1:40.
     
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