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DMOZ is NOt Open, it is BIASED

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by PRBot.Com, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #101
    Perhaps not. There are suggestions currently on several forums that Google has taken steps to devalue the clones and other "link farm type" directories...

    If true, DMOZ is just one backlink again, as it always should have been.
    SEMrush
     
    minstrel, Aug 11, 2005 IP
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  2. xeno

    xeno Peon

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    #102
    I didn't have time to read the 100 threads on this topic, but I agree wholeheartedly with the OP. I think DMOZ was a noble idea when it started, but has tainted the spirit of the movement with neglect and myopia.
     
    xeno, Aug 11, 2005 IP
  3. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #103
    Wuss!

    It's only 103 posts and 11 pages... some of the threads here go to like 30+ pages... :eek:
     
    minstrel, Aug 11, 2005 IP
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    Design Agent Peon

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    #104
    Its just never going to be possible to get a balanced directory when so many ' subjective opinions' are involved.
     
    Design Agent, Aug 11, 2005 IP
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    #105
    I'm about historically, though. That used to be why everyone wanted in DMOZ. If it gets back down to 1 link again (which it should, I agree), then the furor of getting into DMOZ will be lessened significantly.
     
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  6. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #106
    Yes. And then virtually all interest in DMOZ will vanish.
     
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    namxas Peon

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    #107
    DMOZ is like a big turtle :D
     
    namxas, Aug 12, 2005 IP
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    joeychgo Notable Member

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    #108
    ROFL -- More bad rep for this thread -- No signature, but this sweet note:

    Some people have NO life. Get over yourselves.


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    joeychgo, Aug 15, 2005 IP
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  9. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #109
    What else could there be to say?
     
    sarahk, Aug 16, 2005 IP
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    #110


    I agree with both of them. In a chaos situation like that where everyone argues and blames this and that with no end result, i think its upto Dmoz administration now to set things straight. Nothing "open to public" can be controlled without proper check by a proper commanding authority, which in this case is the Administration at Dmoz.
     
    basecamp, Aug 16, 2005 IP
  11. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    #111
    Interesting that people feel there is neglect at the ODP. What I see on the inside is a large community of editors who are still reviewing several thousand sites a day, working at improving the tools available, trying to find those corrupt editors that everyone is talking about on the forums. (It's amazing how everyone forgets about those when they suddenly stop posting, isn't it?)

    The spirit of the movement was to provide a human-edited directory whose contents were free to use. I feel that thet ODP lives up to that spirit very, very well in spite of the fact that most of the original founders have moved on to other things (and made some cash out of it) and the growth of the internet.

    Posts leaked from internal fora show that there is a large group of editors who are very much trying to keep their fingers on the pulse of what needs to be done to keep the ODP "on track" with the initial vision. If the ODP has changed over the years, it is for this reason, not because it is neglected.

    The fact that SEOs and webmasters like to quote "time-to-review" as a signal that the ODP is in decline is, in my opinion, misguided. Instead, look at how the ODP grows in terms of number of sites listed.
     
    Alucard, Aug 16, 2005 IP
  12. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #112
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    Alucard

    I was thinking of you today when I was looking at the forum smilies a site had and one was called alucard!

    [​IMG]

    I've never understood your nickname (not that it's super tricky) and don't see how you get the cowboy hat. The site is probably not yours but is the ref. to alucard the same?

    Sarah
     
    sarahk, Aug 16, 2005 IP
  13. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #113
    You should know DP better than that by now. It's not a matter of whether there is anything else to say but whether there is a member who hasn't yet said, "I agree", "I disagree", or "You're a jerk"... :D
     
    minstrel, Aug 16, 2005 IP
  14. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    #114
    Sarah,

    No clue where that icon came from (or its name). The way I got my nickname actually has nothing to do with the video game (which most assume) but a lot to do with Billy Idol :D
     
    Alucard, Aug 16, 2005 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #115
    there's a video game? I feel sooooo old!

    I'm from Billy Idol's era so I can relate to that...
     
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    Alucard Peon

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    #116
    The video game is an old one - Castlevania - was released in the late 80s for Commodores, NES and Amiga computers. I doubt very much that you are too old to remember that! :)

    Castlevania Series on the ODP
     
    Alucard, Aug 16, 2005 IP
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    #117

    I agree. :D
     
    joeychgo, Aug 16, 2005 IP
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    #118
    You're a jerk :p
     
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    #120

    I disagree :D
     
    joeychgo, Aug 16, 2005 IP