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My DMOZ Theory

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by aaron_nimocks, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. #1
    Why does it take so long to get listed?

    "theory"

    The people that are editors in your category also have sites in that category and dont want competition.

    Agree? Disagree?

    Circle one. :)
    SEMrush
     
    aaron_nimocks, Oct 13, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Roman

    Roman Buffalo Tamerâ„¢

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    It's not that black and white, but the shade of gray seems to be pretty dark.
     
    Roman, Oct 13, 2005 IP
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    killaklown Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Disagree..

    They probably spent 5 min reviewing a site, they probably get a thousands a day.

    If they have sites in there, they would put them on the top.
     
    killaklown, Oct 13, 2005 IP
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    Alucard Peon

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    Disagree

    The structure of the ODP makes that very difficult, since over 100 editors could edit in any particular category. No-one has absolute power.

    It's not a new theory, either - it's a standard conclusion leapt to by people who are looking for a reason why the review process takes a lot longer than they expect it to. Search on this forum, or on the Resource Zone for similar people coming up with similar theories many, many times.

    There have been cases in the past where such a thing has happened. If proven, the editing careers of those editors are very short-lived, and then other editors come in to clean up the mess, by tracking back through the editing logs to fix whatever harm that editor did.
     
    Alucard, Oct 13, 2005 IP
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    Birdie Peon

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    I can edit in 50 categories - only one has a site of mine in it (and I listed all my competitors, even those who had not even submited). Your theory does not hold up.
     
    Birdie, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    Roman Buffalo Tamerâ„¢

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    Nope, the theory is flawed as you have not yet had time to get to the other 49 catagories.
     
    Roman, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    markkk Well-Known Member

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    some editors I guess.. but still disagree
     
    markkk, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    Birdie Peon

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    Can I ask how you know that?
    Its actually BS that you made up. Can I ask why you made it up?
     
    Birdie, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    It's called "humor", Birdie.
     
    minstrel, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    compostannie Peon

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    Oh dear, I checked my logs; I've worked in 10605 different categories and I only have 2 sites listed. It seems I'm so far behind I'll never catch up. :eek:

    Plus, I can't figure out how to circle "disagree". What a day! ;)
     
    compostannie, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    :D Never mind, Annie. Tomorrow is another day... ;)
     
    minstrel, Oct 14, 2005 IP