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Methods for Improving the Directory Sector

Discussion in 'Directories' started by swedal, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. snakeair

    snakeair Notable Member

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    #101
    The best news we got all week on DP forum. Congrats.
    SEMrush
     
    snakeair, Aug 10, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Nima

    Nima Well-Known Member

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    #102
    Thats great new Mikey...

    May god be with you in this hard task
     
    Nima, Aug 10, 2009 IP
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    SilkySmooth Well-Known Member

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    #103
    Great news Mikey (Congrats ;)), someone with Directory Experience as a moderator will certainly go a long way to cleaning up this section.
     
    SilkySmooth, Aug 10, 2009 IP
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    syted Notable Member

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    #104
    Nice one Mike, you certainly have the experience to do a good job. Good luck with it.
     
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  5. swedal

    swedal Notable Member

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    #105
    Congratulations - that would be one of the items in this thread accounted for.
     
    swedal, Aug 10, 2009 IP
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    #106
    Hurray!!! Finally something can be crossed off our collective wish list.

    Congrats on being selected.
     
    YMC, Aug 10, 2009 IP
  7. malcolm1

    malcolm1 Prominent Member

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    #107
    Agreed it only helped... :) and should make for better reading and posting

    Thx 4 that
    M1

    Sweet congrats dude! :D

    Well im sure you will do a good job and will try and help by reporting them
    when they are totally irrelevant ;)

    thx
    M1
     
    malcolm1, Aug 11, 2009 IP
  8. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #108
    I have more power than to merely report them :) I've already cleaned up plenty threads in this sub forum and infracted the people posting junk.
     
    mikey1090, Aug 11, 2009 IP
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    discover Notable Member

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    #109
    tbh I dont think you should be promoting someone's directory in your avatar..
     
    discover, Aug 11, 2009 IP
  10. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #110
    Why not? There is no rule regarding moderator's avatars/sig links. DON too is a mod that visits this forum a lot and does the same.

    In fact most of the mods sell sig links etc. I checked and it's not a problem.
     
    mikey1090, Aug 11, 2009 IP
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    discover Notable Member

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    #111
    just thought there would be a conflict of interest
    mods needing to be impartial and all
     
    discover, Aug 11, 2009 IP
  12. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #112
    If someone was renting out my sig link for example, and they broke a rule - they can still be punished. And if a mod did show lenience because they were doing business, another mod could easily come and slap down the infractions.
     
    mikey1090, Aug 11, 2009 IP
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    swedal Notable Member

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    #113
    imo - you can rent out your siggy links to whoever you want. As long as you keep the garbage out of the directories category I will be a happy boy! :D
     
    swedal, Aug 11, 2009 IP
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    xc06 Notable Member

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    #114
    thanks for your effort. hope this section getting better and better.
     
    xc06, Aug 11, 2009 IP
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  15. Snowblind1

    Snowblind1 Peon

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    #115
    It's about time someone does. Well done :)
    Hear, hear.
     
    Snowblind1, Aug 11, 2009 IP
  16. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #116
    http://www.avivadirectory.com/downloadblog/?p=500

    Jeff blogged about this topic lately.

    I'd be willing to contribute/run a directory association site. But first I think we need to make a list of all the resources this would need.

    * Size, style of site and requirements/functions of the site itself. Number of pages, forms, different sections etc.
    * Are graphics that important?
    * Reviewing a directory would take 10-20 mins. Anything else?
    * If I devoted time and resources into this, would I be rewarded in anyway? Am I doing this 100% for a good cause? It's not a charity. I doubt people would donate. Are there any options for monetisation without being compromised?
     
    mikey1090, Aug 13, 2009 IP
  17. humm

    humm बहादुर बच्चा

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    #117
    I smell something burning.. ;)
     
    humm, Aug 13, 2009 IP
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    syted Notable Member

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    #118
    I'd say the idea of doing it through collaboration won't work. Somebody needs to bite the bullet and go it alone.

    If it succeeded directories could pay to show they're endorsed as a quality site by displaying a button or badge. Also the usual, sponsorship, ads etc.
     
    syted, Aug 13, 2009 IP
  19. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #119
    Then there's the problem of appearing biased. People may think directories are paying their way in.

    How do people display a badge securely? If I rejected a directory could they download the badge image and show it anyway?
     
    mikey1090, Aug 13, 2009 IP
  20. an0n

    an0n Prominent Member

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    #120
    with the constraints I have already suggested, nobody that has posted in this thread would get in.


    you can download any image and slap it on your site to make it look that way, however, when someone checks on the seal, if they are not legitimate, it obviously will not post a secured seal of registry.
     
    an0n, Aug 13, 2009 IP