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DMOZ issue

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by Cristian Mezei, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. #1
    I just found these UK guys.

    I mean they surely are editors in DMOZ.
    SEMrush
    But is asking money for informations of your submission, ethical ? Or isn't that against DMOZ TOS ?
     
    Cristian Mezei, Feb 28, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
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    vulcano Active Member

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    This is not only against DMOZ-TOS, this is blank stupid.
    Be asured that this is not going to last, nice find!:D :D :D
     
    vulcano, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    You are fully correct. Abuse report has already been filed.
     
    pagode, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    Birdie Peon

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    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    I have no words, all I can say is WOW, very nice find.
     
    Las Vegas Homes, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Thanks for raising this. It's good to get rid of the bad guys who abuse the system.
     
    sarahk, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    vulcano Active Member

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    Don't think that this should stay a secret, the editor has been removed.:D
     
    vulcano, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    popotalk Notable Member

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    Should'nt the site be removed too ?
     
    popotalk, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    fathom Well-Known Member

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    #10
    Well from an external view of the 'complete' website it meets all of the "sub category" requirements - the company is located in Sandbach, Cheshire, UK and involved in
    Business_and_Economy activities, so should it be there?

    Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Cheshire/Sandbach/Business_and_Economy/

    An editor offense doesn't mean that "everything they did is an offense".
     
    fathom, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    If it was my directory they'd be gone just to spite them. However if the site meets the criteria for that category and is adding value to the directory then it may well remain listed.
     
    sarahk, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    That was quick. Accessing the URL yielded a 404.
     
    obenix, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    How can a site add value when it is misleading the value of the directory. When a law applies to an ex-editor, a law should apply to an ex-site too. It is too obvious that the site has used the directory contrary to what it stands for. So should you say that it has value to the directory?

    Just a reminder again if this is adding a value for the directory.
    http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q...n-US&FORM=CVRE
     
    popotalk, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    compostannie Peon

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    Way to go Expertu! Thank you very much. :D
     
    compostannie, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    fathom Well-Known Member

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    Well - since they [likely] cannot fulfill on their promise now - I would think they will likely remove said content. In any case - a link to a website isn't a legal matter - and suspect a Meta will review the listing and determine valid or not.

    [merely stating an opinion].
     
    fathom, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    fathom Well-Known Member

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    LOL - yup - I was correct! :D
     
    fathom, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    fathom,fathom,fathom
    We are on the same team but not maybe on the same boat. Have you ever heard the term accomplish to a crime. As a webmaster you have rules to obey. If it was your site would you allow that to be published in your site knowing your listed in DMOZ. Talk about ethics and gratitude please.
     
    popotalk, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    fathom Well-Known Member

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    #18
    Well - I don't believe all crimes are life sentences nor do I believe sanitation of useful websites for a topic or region is a necessary step.

    The website was 'likely' listable and likely listed without the offense, and since the offense page [section] is gone and the editor is gone - the spirit of DMOZ IMHO is preserved.

    Others may disagree and may even invoke a life "no listing" sentence - well ok.
     
    fathom, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    popotalk Notable Member

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    fathom, too much time spent underwater affects judgement in some cases.
    the spirit of DMOZ IMHO is preserved.
    This is an added blow to the injury we have already at the public perception point of view. We are here to correct things and help the ODP, not publicized our dreams.
     
    popotalk, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    #20
    I've heard of accomplice, personally.
     
    lorien1973, Feb 28, 2006 IP