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Letting off a little steam (re:dmoz)

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by mdaiah, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. #1
    May I let off a little steam regarding the oft mentioned and oft highly praised DMOZ. As far as I can figure this directory exists to drive small web owners crazy. Why do I say this? Well I've tried to add a couple of clean sites to this directory over the last couple of years and I can't get so much as an automated email from it.
    Now it is just a directory so I wouldn't normally mind but so often it is quoted as the one you need to get into because apparently Google uses it...blah blah .

    If I had my way I'd ban dmoz from the internet and all its alleged human editors to somewhere like...hmmm maybe a desert island.

    Like a fool I acutally carried a search box on my site, thinking that the idea of dmoz when I first came across it was noble. No longer, I have woken and now know it to be a black hole for submitters who wait and wait and wait and never hear anything again from dmoz.

    dmoz is the biggest time waster around!
    SEMrush
    grrrrr ***###@@ boo to dmoz down with bad directories and those who just take your details so they can sell your email address to spammers...grrrrr again!!!
     
    mdaiah, Mar 19, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    I believe that almost everyone here feels as you do.

    Except you're nice. You would give the DMOZ editors an island. Many DP'ers would just put them in the middle of the ocean and encourage them to swim.

    Welcome to the ignored-by-DMOZ club. :)
     
    Will.Spencer, Mar 19, 2006 IP
  3. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    You just need to follow the basic DMOZ rule and you wont get upset.

    Submit it and forget it.
     
    aaron_nimocks, Mar 19, 2006 IP
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    lmocr Peon

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    Where did this sentance in your vent come from? :confused:
     
    lmocr, Mar 19, 2006 IP
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    If you are talking about the site in your profile, then it is listed in DMOZ!!
     
    Birdie, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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    Exactly what I say.

    Not much else you can do really
     
    cyanide, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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    I can't complain about DMOZ submitted 9 March 2006 and entered into directory on the 18 March 2006.

    God I felt fantastic last night when I saw this.

    Ian
     
    ian_ok, Mar 20, 2006 IP
  8. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Actually, that rule has been revised. The new version is:

     
    minstrel, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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    mdaiah if you are talking about your website in your profile, it is listed in dmoz.

    http://dmoz.org/Regional/Oceania/Australia/Queensland/Localities/M/Mount_Tamborine/Society_and_Culture/
     
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  10. mdaiah

    mdaiah Guest

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    Well!!! I'll be! It is indeed. Interesting though that my search within dmoz didn't raise this regional location. Also moved to this location recently so the submitted details sat for a long, long time.
    OK now I'll go and eat some humble pie and then see if I can get my brother's site up there (was submitted about a year ago).
    Thanks for the responses, just goes to show doesn't it.
     
    mdaiah, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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  11. mdaiah

    mdaiah Guest

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    http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-3754405753000444&dt=1142910357207&lmt=1142910357&alt_color=FFFFFF&format=468x15_0ads_al&output=html&channel=4473077042&url=http%3A%2F%2Fezinearticles.com%2F%3Fid%3D164275&color_bg=FFFFFF&color_text=000000&color_link=0000FF&color_url=008000&color_border=FFFFFF&cc=99&u_h=768&u_w=1024&u_ah=734&u_aw=1024&u_cd=32&u_tz=600&u_java=true

    Boy that's a long URL :)

    Or use this one (Same destination) http://EzineArticles.com/?id=164275
     
    mdaiah, Mar 20, 2006 IP