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DMOZ: how long to get listed?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by sarahk, Mar 8, 2004.

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What's the oldest submission you've edited?

  1. Less than 1 year

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. 1 - 2 years

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. 2 - 4 years

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. More than 4 years!

    7 vote(s)
    58.3%
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  1. #1
    Interested to find out from editors what the oldest unlisted site they have found has been. I've just started greenbusting a cat and had a submission from 2000 - that's 4 years old!

    I've been anxious about a submission for one of my sites that is now a huge 6 months old. Think I may need a bit more patience!
     
    sarahk, Mar 8, 2004 IP
  2. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    You sure will!

    I just submit and forget

    If it pops up i've got a bonus

    One site I submitted in 1999 is still not there!

    But then... :confused:
     
    Foxy, Mar 9, 2004 IP
  3. rwhetsto

    rwhetsto Peon

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    I just started a new category and had a site that had been waiting since 27/Nov/1999. Its not uncommon to see sites that have been waiting since 2000.

    Sarahk - Maybe you should apply to greenbust that categroy to get your site listed. Just make sure your intentions are not to unfairly promote your site and I doubt you would have any problems.

    foxyweb - You should probably resubmit your site. Chances are good that it was declined for some reason.
     
    rwhetsto, Mar 9, 2004 IP
  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Thanks rwhetsto, I've applied for other NZ sites and been declined. My original application was for the cat (real estate) but when I was declined I was told that there are very complex rules associated with the cat.
    That said, at the time the editor was "ybrich" (ie ynot) who made about 5 edits and went cold. For the greater part I don't have any conflicts at all so may well do that. In the mean time my new cat has
    so I'll be occupied for some time!
     
    sarahk, Mar 9, 2004 IP
  5. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    Thanks rwhetso

    I might just do that

    But then, they are real picky and, apart from just recently when I got hammered by google [I am still proving my theory but it is to do with adsense usage], I have always enjoyed top 10 positions extensively. [I've got them back by throwing out adsense!]

    So why bother when I have resubmitted before?

    Seems a waste of time. :p
     
    Foxy, Mar 9, 2004 IP
  6. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    sarahk, Mar 10, 2004 IP
  7. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    Ha

    I went and had a peek thankyou

    The posts there are totally indicative of the ridiculous situation that exists at DMOZ!

    The guy trying to get his Web hosting site listed [3star rating] does not know how close he got to being thrown out.

    The problem is the arrogance of the editors - they spend more time p...... p.. and trying to be Mr Important than getting on with the business of listing sites.

    Ok, this guy doesn't really understand what a hopeless organisation DMOZ is and is applying his own criteria to the process, but the editors could, 1.) just ignore the post [they already do this by not keeping to a preset submission rate] 2.) Place one reply which refers the poster to time guides instead of arguing the toss over the forum query time being less than one month [he missed by three days!] and get on with the more important process of viewing submissions, but, no, they need to feel important. :rolleyes:
     
    Foxy, Mar 10, 2004 IP
  8. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    You know that old thing "made ya look" from when you were a kid, well you got me, I looked!
     
    sarahk, Mar 10, 2004 IP
  9. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    Ha

    Cool

    How's Auckland these days by the way?
     
    Foxy, Mar 11, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #10
    Just ran across one from Feb, 1999... more than half a decade. :)

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 23, 2004 IP
  11. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    #11
    Not too many less than quite a few years then - need to add another category to the poll

    eg Real Ancient

    :D
     
    Foxy, Mar 23, 2004 IP
  12. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I find lots of submissions with no dates or details of the submission but some editor back in 2000 has bounced it from one cat to another. Have to assume that these predate the current system and therefore would be '99 or earlier.

    Alot of these sites don't exist anymore but a surprising amount do.
     
    sarahk, Mar 23, 2004 IP
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    Sunil Jain Peon

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    Sunil Jain, Apr 13, 2004 IP
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    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    Welcome to the real world of DMOZ :eek:
     
    Foxy, Apr 13, 2004 IP
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    SENewbie Peon

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    I got lucky w/DMOZ. The editor of the category I submitted to was someone I'd already exchanged links with. I emailed him and a day later he listed me :D
     
    SENewbie, Apr 15, 2004 IP
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    personal relationships and inviting someone for beer always work :D
    /BP
     
    0BroadProspect, Apr 16, 2004 IP
  17. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #17
    Don't know if you are familiar with meetup.com but they organise usergroup type events globally. It's a great concept. Anyway they have

    http://dmoz.meetup.com

    which, in the context of recent posts, could be read as "come along and lead an editor astray" meetings!

    Now why did I vote for an unlicensed venue? Anyone for some Bolly?
     
    sarahk, Apr 16, 2004 IP
  18. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    I just submitted a couple of my sites about two weeks ago. Looks like I won't need to bother checking to see if they made it anytime soon.
     
    GuyFromChicago, Apr 18, 2004 IP
  19. ginostylz

    ginostylz Well-Known Member

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    It took one of my websites 2 years, but then they added it twice!
    Well worth the wait!
    I only got one of my own sites in. I submitted a freinds and it was added within a week. Go figure. I submitted a sire to recource zone recently that has been waiting about one month.
     
    ginostylz, Apr 26, 2004 IP
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    FYI FWIW: I did some BlankBusting to get some experience and there were some from before 2000 ...

    alek
     
    hulkster, May 1, 2004 IP
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