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DMOZ Editors?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by Help Desk, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. #1
    Does anybody know of any DMOZ editors? I signed up and the email they "Generically" send back is pretty insulting. It mentions you might be a self promoter, have bad grammar or numerous other things that could be taken personally.
    SEMrush
    Seeing as how DMOZ is supposed to be a "Human" editted directory, does anybody know of any "Humans" that are part of it?
     
    Help Desk, Jul 24, 2004 IP
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  2. disgust

    disgust Guest

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    #2
    I edit a few categories..

    I didn't find it that hard to get in. submit to a small category to start with and make sure you don't screw anything up on the application..
     
    disgust, Jul 24, 2004 IP
  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #3
    I edit some too...
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 24, 2004 IP
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    schlottke Peon

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    #4
    I do too :)
     
    schlottke, Jul 24, 2004 IP
  5. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #5
    I edit the "fine lingerie" category. ;)
     
    ViciousSummer, Jul 24, 2004 IP
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    pstatus Peon

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    #6
    Great i think we have all the editors right here.. All 4 of them! haha... 6 months to a year to get a site listed now a days.
     
    pstatus, Jul 25, 2004 IP
  7. disgust

    disgust Guest

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    #7
    it really depends on the category.

    I've had sites listed in two weeks, and I've had sites submitted over a year ago that are still in the queue.
     
    disgust, Jul 25, 2004 IP
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    payoutwindow Peon

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    #8
    I would like to know from any one of the editors if there is an average number of sites you have to review per week if you are in a busy catergory.
     
    payoutwindow, Jul 25, 2004 IP
  9. Help Desk

    Help Desk Well-Known Member

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    #9
    Do they need more editors? Why does it take so long to get listed in DMOZ?
     
    Help Desk, Jul 26, 2004 IP
  10. disgust

    disgust Guest

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    #10
    it really depends on the category. there are plenty of cats that don't need new editors, and there are cats that probably get hundreds of submissions a month that don't have a single editor assigned.

    you can always volunteer to edit one, you know.
     
    disgust, Jul 26, 2004 IP
  11. Help Desk

    Help Desk Well-Known Member

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    I volunteered and was rejected.... :(
    Perhaps my application was too informal.
     
    Help Desk, Jul 26, 2004 IP
  12. disgust

    disgust Guest

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    #12
    I'd just apply again, but make sure you don't miss anything on your application.

    actually, if you'd like to paste whatever parts of your application you think may not be perfect, I could give you some tips on what to change.

    also, make sure you pick a small category to start with.
     
    disgust, Jul 26, 2004 IP
  13. gooner

    gooner Peon

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    #13
    If your accepted be very careful about helping anyone asking about submissions however well intended it may be.

    A while back I helped a member out here and someone brought my post to the attention of a meta editor - needless to say Im no longer an editor.
     
    gooner, Jul 26, 2004 IP
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    mopacfan Peon

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    #14
    I edit there as well for a very small category. I don't fully understand the whole dmoz proccess so I just edit what I know and life's good.
     
    mopacfan, Jul 26, 2004 IP
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    younghistorians Well-Known Member

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    #15
    That shouldn't matter. What category did you apply for? Does it have a current editor(s)? I edit a couple categories-however, I started small.

    Once accepted, I found a "senior" editor that was willing to take me under their wing-they taught me the ropes, rules, etc, then let me go. I now edit a category in which I get around 30-40 submissions a day.

    http://www.resource-zone.com has quite a few tips for getting your application approve. Try joining there as well.
     
    younghistorians, Jul 28, 2004 IP
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    mopacfan Peon

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    #16
    Sheesh, my category gets 30-40 a year haha. That's fine by me. I like living in my own little world :)
     
    mopacfan, Jul 28, 2004 IP
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    toddieg Peon

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    #17
    question to our dmoz editors:

    have you guys submitted your own site(s) to your categories? do you still have to wait in the queue or can you just approve your site(s) whenever you want?

    Thanks,

    Todd
     
    toddieg, Jul 29, 2004 IP
  18. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #18
    Yes, many editors edit categories that relate to their own websites, simply so they can get listed in DMOZ. Since you edit the "queue" for your category, you can simply go in an approve your site.
     
    ViciousSummer, Jul 29, 2004 IP
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    #19
    you're not supposed to though :)

    if you have your own site I think you can submit it and then request that another editor look at it
     
    disgust, Jul 29, 2004 IP
  20. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #20
    Right. You're also not supposed to drive over 65 mph also (in my country/state), but we do...;)

    What category do you edit, Disgust?
     
    ViciousSummer, Jul 30, 2004 IP