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Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by mianriz, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. real

    real Peon

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    #21
    I said something like: what the the hell, after waiting for long. And they said something like: "that category is not deep enough", although there are some old listings there.
    In any case, dmoz is not as important as it used to be.
    SEMrush
     
    real, Jun 13, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Audrey the Editor

    Audrey the Editor Peon

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    #22
    Hello Ziandra,

    Thanks for that post. I do lots of volunteer work, myself and I find that most people don't say thanks, but do complain if I don't do it well enough or fast enough or meet some other standard they have for me. I try to be greatful for other volunteers.

    I've been waiting forever for a dmoz listing. Since I submitted, my site has grown by 100% and will continue to grow, so it can only be good in the long run. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
     
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  3. chiefshuddle

    chiefshuddle Banned

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    #23
    Too bad technicalities also seem to keep some highly qualified/motivated folks from becoming editors as well after spending lots of time preparing an application. :(
     
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  4. chiefshuddle

    chiefshuddle Banned

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    #24
    I just resubmitted my application for editor again with the errors fixed (I hope) so perhaps this time it will be approved.
     
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  5. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #25
    No. This time, you'll probably incur the "Damn the impertinence! He resubmitted!" penalty :eek: :D
     
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  6. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    #26
    MOst editors didn't get approved at their first application - it takes a bit to "get" what the ODP are looking for.
     
    Alucard, Jun 15, 2005 IP
  7. chiefshuddle

    chiefshuddle Banned

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    #27
    Well, it said to resubmit with the errors fixed.
     
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  8. chiefshuddle

    chiefshuddle Banned

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    #28
    Well, I certainly have plenty of experience, time and interest in the category so I can't imagine what else they would be looking for.
     
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  9. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    #29
    The ability to write accurate english. Comprehension of the ODP style guide. The ability to be able to distinguish the wheat from the chaff. The ability to be impartial when listing sites. The ability to be a team player and work well with other editors.

    I'm not saying you don't have any of those, just amplifying on what they look for.

    (Note: This is what the ODP is looking for - not always what they get!)
     
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  10. chiefshuddle

    chiefshuddle Banned

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    #30
    Well, based on the application I am not sure how they will be able to determine the last two qualifications.
     
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  11. egdcltd

    egdcltd Peon

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    #31
    They could always add check boxes on the application:

    Are you a team player? Yes/No
    Do you play well with others? Yes/No

    Delete as applicable
     
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  12. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #32
    That was my version of humor... hence, the smiley at the end.
     
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  13. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    #33
    You have a point for the last one - but the last but one they can get an idea of based on which sites are part of the 3 in the application, plus the workding used in the title and description.

    Not foolproof, of course, but gives an idea, at least.
     
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  14. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    #34
    LOL very good!

    I saw the application for Citizenship to the US a few years ago - it says something like:

    "Are you a terrorist, or have you been involved in a terrorist organisation? Yes/No"
     
    Alucard, Jun 15, 2005 IP
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    egdcltd Peon

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    #35
    Well, at least that means any terrorists who do gain entry won't be thick.
     
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    #36
    And the clever ones are the ones we need, right? :eek:
     
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  17. egdcltd

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    #37
    Guess it must be :confused: Darwinism at work for terrorists?
     
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