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DMOZ Editors?

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

  1. disgust

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    #21
    just a few gaming categories, nothing very major- the "big" ones probably get one to two submissions a day
    SEMrush
     
    disgust, Jul 30, 2004 IP
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    #22
    I too edit a small category. I have very few submissions but I enjoy the idea of it.
    Some editors (and Meta-editors) are very anal retentive and pain in the ar*e if you'll pardon my french, but on the idea behind the directory is the lure for me. It's a shame that (by all accounts) DMoz has been marginalised by Google but a link is still a useful source of traffic and PR. Despite being an editor I still have trouble getting sites listed. For one site I had to wait a measily two weeks whilst another site has been sitting in some unknown area of DMoz for a good 6 weeks now, so getting a site listed depends on the enthusiasm of it's editor.
     
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  3. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #23
    I think my first category has had one submission in 18 months! It's a high up cat with @links for the localities and what I thought would be a vibrant cat turned out to be a holding pen for other people's cats.

    I've just been accepted to greenbust a cat I'd quite like to edit but I really don't want to be the named editor for it.
     
    sarahk, Jul 30, 2004 IP
  4. alsenor

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    #24
    By chance I clicked on one of your links, which brought me to the back link tracker, and my cookie was still intact for my account. I had forgotten that a few weeks ago I had started to track some of my sites, and was curious to see the changes.
    One of the URLs showed a fat zero, despite the existence of numerous links I know of ( as right in here).
    How can this be?
     
    alsenor, Jul 31, 2004 IP
  5. Chiara

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    #25
    I'm an editor of a small category in DMOZ. I haven't been doing it long so I don't know that much about it, but it does seem like many categories just sit there without updates for a long time.
     
    Chiara, Jul 31, 2004 IP
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    #26
    Agreed, if your site is specialised, or a niche area of interest, you'll find there is often no editor assigned to the category, in which case the best way of getting your site added is to volunteer to edit that category yourself.
    Obviously there are checks and balances at dmoz to make sure no-one abuses their position and is only submitting their own sites!
    I'm one such editor of a small category.
     
    paulhiles, Jul 31, 2004 IP
  7. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #27
    We've all fallen for this at one time or another, read FAQ23, it's all to do with the mechanism Shawn uses to save our API allowance.

    Sarah
     
    sarahk, Jul 31, 2004 IP
  8. alsenor

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    #28
    Thanks Sarah - I can't find a directory to the FAQ. How do you locate the stuff?
     
    alsenor, Jul 31, 2004 IP
  9. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #30
    That's not any trouble, thanks. I couldn't even get to the FAQs before!

    Anyhow, it suggests to do a "check all", which didn't change anything though.
    It seems like something is wrong there, with zeroes showing for everything, when I know there are many links out there. Another site of mine shows nicely, which makes me think I did my part right (that one is actually ranked "5" - doesn't that mean it should show up in th etop10? Which it does not.)
     
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  11. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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  12. alsenor

    alsenor Peon

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    #32
    Yes, I did, by sheer luck.
    No matter if Shawn won't respond to this here, since I merely referred to his link, and you gave me all the answers in any case, which I want to thank you for.
    It looks like I ran into a fine group of people in this BB, and I will spend a lot of time here I expect.
    Thanks again.
     
    alsenor, Jul 31, 2004 IP
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    #33
    Why then does DMOZ send rejection letters that accuse volunteers of trying to promote their own sites? Does anyone know what the real policy is?
     
    jlerner, Apr 7, 2005 IP