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Dmoz is closing

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by Sean Justin Preston, Mar 14, 2017.

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Are you happy, relieved?

  1. Yes, I am happy and/or relieved.

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  2. No, I am actually sad and/or not relieved.

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  1. #1
    Did you guys hear or read that Dmoz is closing finally?
    It was announced on February 28, 2017 that DMOZ will close down on March 14, 2017.
    After all the effort, buzz, hoo-ha, the directory is finally closing?
    How do you feel about it?
    SEMrush
     
    Sean Justin Preston, Mar 14, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    How about completely indifferent?

    I used to be an editor but it was a huge monolith that became obsolete.
     
    sarahk, Mar 14, 2017 IP
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    snooks Well-Known Member

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    DMOZ and the involvement with AOL may be ending but it is not yet 100% sure that it will close.

    It may change format, it may cease as it is now and change into a different entity, but exactly what is happening has yet to be determined.
     
    snooks, Mar 15, 2017 IP
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    arrisweb Well-Known Member

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    Today dmoz still works. They forget to close?
     
    arrisweb, Mar 17, 2017 IP
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    snooks Well-Known Member

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    The DMOZ site has now closed but Editors are working hard behind the scenes to ressurect the directory.
     
    snooks, Mar 17, 2017 IP
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    arrisweb Well-Known Member

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    So, it is not closed forever? It says on mainpage "dmoz.org is no longer available".
     
    arrisweb, Mar 18, 2017 IP
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    snooks Well-Known Member

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    As I stated above, Editors are working hard to get the data moved over to new software and to continue with the directory, albeit under a different name.

    Im afraid that i am not overly technical so I cant tell you where we are from a technical point, only that a few Senior Editors are trying everything possible to save the directory.
     
    snooks, Mar 21, 2017 IP
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    Hop Kings Jay Peon

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    Isn't it so funny that DMoz is closing?

    Can such ever happen to Google or Yahoo?
     
    Hop Kings Jay, Mar 23, 2017 IP
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    leadto Active Member

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    Yeah, it's true. Their www.resource-zone.com forum is still running.
     
    leadto, Mar 23, 2017 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    ofcourse it can. In 20 years time there will probably be memes with the google logo and "you're a kid of the old millenium if you remember this"

    that said, I'm putting a lot of faith in gsuite so I'm hoping like hell Google's upward projectory continues for a while :)
     
    sarahk, Mar 23, 2017 IP
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    qwikad.com Prominent Member Affiliate Manager

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    Not sure about the big G, but it can definitely happen to all other search engines.
     
    qwikad.com, Mar 23, 2017 IP
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    Zoti Media Group Notable Member

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    #12
    Never used it so not a big deal. Seems it was popular in the US only. Btw. they never published my sites I have subbmited 4 years ago.
     
    Zoti Media Group, Mar 23, 2017 IP
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    Anonymously Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry if it was a listable site the submission will be looked at when the new directory is up and running.
     
    Anonymously, Mar 26, 2017 IP
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    phplduser Greenhorn

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    Hi,

    Just visited, Never thought that would happen but i guess it is what it is.

    All the best
     
    phplduser, Jun 6, 2017 IP
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    Mr.Dog Active Member

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    Finally! It was dead for like 10+ years, anyway!
     
    Mr.Dog, Jun 20, 2017 IP
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    phplduser Greenhorn

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    Was it really that bad?
     
    phplduser, Jun 21, 2017 IP
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    only to those whose useless sites weren't good enough to get listed.
     
    Agent000, Jun 21, 2017 IP
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    phplduser Greenhorn

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    I did have one site listed, Took a few months.
     
    phplduser, Jun 22, 2017 IP
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    #19
    uselles dead site since 8 years ago, corruption and shady practices. you will never be missed.
     
    EvcRo, Aug 18, 2017 IP