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I got in as a DMOZ editor!

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by guineapirate, Jan 28, 2011.

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    Just really excited, I got in as an editor in the music photography section, can't wait to get started! I've read through all the guidelines but are there any DMOZ editors here with "real life" tips?
    SEMrush
     
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  2. Caesar1

    Caesar1 Peon

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    Congratulations, guineapirate. as long as you go threw the abridged version of the Open Directory Project's Editorial Guidelines, then you should be all set. I would also keep up with whats going on in the forum for your category.
     
    Caesar1, Jan 28, 2011 IP
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    CReed Prominent Member

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    I think there's an internal forum where you could find some tips...
     
    CReed, Jan 28, 2011 IP
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    Anonymously Notable Member

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    Motto is that if you don't know just ask......in the fora or to an editor in a higher category than you have privs to edit.
     
    Anonymously, Jan 28, 2011 IP
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    newbie191 Notable Member

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    Congratulations :D
    May I know what is the qualification/experience required to become a dmoz editor? I understand it is a voluntary thing and you won't get paid but how many hours in a week you are required to work?
     
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    There are no required hours to work. some editors work every day, some once a week and others maybe every two or three weeks.
     
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    jimnoble Well-Known Member

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    Qualifications are pretty much what you'd want of anybody working in a team environment.

    - Good communications skills in the language of the requested category (including reading and writing).
    - An understanding of the requested category.
    - Attention to detail.
    - Integrity.

    As to hours of work required, as many or as few as you wish and can spare. (For security reasons, an account times out after 120 days with no editing activity. Reinstatement isn't usually a problem.)
     
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    interkiwiwebdevelopers Active Member

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club :). I am editor of the following DMOZ regional category:


    My website is currently the sixth one down on the list (InterKiwi Web Developers - www.interkiwiwebdevelopers.com). It is a very small category so don't receive very many submissions, but am very happy nonetheless to have my site listed in DMOZ. I would apply to be editor of other categories as well, but have my Bachelor's Degree, client work and family life to concentrate on.
     
    interkiwiwebdevelopers, Jan 29, 2011 IP
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    How are you the editor if there is none listed, if I may ask?
     
    Caesar1, Jan 29, 2011 IP
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    interkiwiwebdevelopers Active Member

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    Well there are currently 10 sites in my category I edit, including my own site. There used to be 13 sites listed but I had to delete 3 because they were lo longer suitable for the category (one site was based in Germany, the other two were based in other towns in my country). If you want to see my category you can visit it here: http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Oceani...ters_and_Internet/Web_Design_and_Development/.
     
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    Mari Anne Peon

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    Um, I guess it never hurts to ask -- I've been trying to get my sites into DMOZ forever. What's the secret?
     
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    interkiwiwebdevelopers Active Member

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    I don't think there is any real secret, you just got to follow their guidelines very closely :). You may be interested in a reply to a similar thread about DMOZ here: http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=2068047&page=2#post15702676 ...
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    You missed Caesar1's point... the editors name is given down by the volunteer request. You aren't named as the editor? whys that?
     
    sarahk, Feb 2, 2011 IP
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    jimnoble Well-Known Member

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    DMOZ 2.0 bug.

    interkiwiwebdevelopers is indeed an editor. profile
     
    jimnoble, Feb 2, 2011 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Thanks Jim! Was just feeling protective... and didn't want to see people claiming to be something they weren't.
     
    sarahk, Feb 3, 2011 IP
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    snooks Well-Known Member

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    I could be wrong and if so, I'm hoping Jim will correct me :)

    I believe that when a new editor joins, his name dosent actually show on the category until he does his first edit. A deletion is not an edit, as such, hence this may be the reason. Had he processed a new suggestion or listed a site that he found whilst surfing, perhaps his name may then have been indicated as being the "Named Editor".
     
    snooks, Feb 4, 2011 IP
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    jimnoble Well-Known Member

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    Yup, as you can see from the category logs :p
     
    jimnoble, Feb 4, 2011 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    So his first edit wasn't approving his own site?
     
    sarahk, Feb 4, 2011 IP
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    snooks Well-Known Member

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    It rarely is.

    Our Metas have great skills when it comes to choosing suitable candidates to be Editors and although publishing your own site is no issue, as long as it is declared and compliant, most new Editors are prepared to invest time in improving "their" categories, not simply in listing their own sites.
     
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    Schweet! Can you get my site approved then! LOL. Congrats! Congrats!
     
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