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Resubmit to DMOZ?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by flyguy, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. #1
    I've been waiting for about a year for 2 of my sites to get reviewed. I got a status report right before they shut down that forum and they told me it was waiting for review.

    One of the categories hadn't been updated in almost 2 years. I see that it was finally update on july 7 and my site wasn't added.

    I know that when i submitted them i wrote pretty bad titles and descriptons.
    I'm thinking i should resubmit with better information so an editor doesn't have to rewrite everything. My guess if it looks good of the bat they'll add it but if it requires editing they may put it on the back burner.
    SEMrush
    I submitted another site with really clean title and description and it was added in 2 weeks.

    Any thoughts?
     
    flyguy, Jul 29, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #2
    Yes! Resubmit to a new category with an active editor.
     
    Crazy_Rob, Jul 29, 2005 IP
  3. flyguy

    flyguy Peon

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    #3
    Hard to find one!
    I've resubmitted.. after all what have i got to loose at this point?
     
    flyguy, Jul 29, 2005 IP
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    Alucard Peon

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    #4
    That will cause the "active editor" to just move the site to the correct category, where it will still sit just as long. So that won't help, sorry.

    If you got told it is waiting review then no, there is nothing you can do to get a faster review.
     
    Alucard, Jul 29, 2005 IP
  5. Klaas Koopman

    Klaas Koopman Well-Known Member

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    #5
    I submitted a site of mine 2 years ago, should I resubmit?
     
    Klaas Koopman, Jul 29, 2005 IP
  6. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    #6
    Just find an editor and give him a few bucks... give him more and he might even wipe out some of your competitors...
     
    fryman, Jul 29, 2005 IP
  7. Klaas Koopman

    Klaas Koopman Well-Known Member

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    #7
    or ban you from dmoz :p
     
    Klaas Koopman, Jul 30, 2005 IP
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    alpha5th Peon

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    #8
    I remember reading somewhere along time ago that you should wait around 6 weeks before resubmitting. Forgot where it was though.
     
    alpha5th, Jul 30, 2005 IP
  9. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #9

    Where did you read that?

    There's no way anyone at DMOZ is recommending that!
     
    Crazy_Rob, Jul 30, 2005 IP
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #10
    find more info here http://odpinsider.com/ :p
     
    Blogmaster, Jul 30, 2005 IP
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    m1ke Peon

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    It's a shame DMOZ carries so much weight. My experience with them has been awful.
     
    m1ke, Jul 31, 2005 IP
  12. David26

    David26 Well-Known Member

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    #12
    Yeah I even had the same question on the dmoz forums, I have been resubmitting my site for over 2 years and no change. If they have all of those editors then why does it take so long to validate a site?
     
    David26, Jul 31, 2005 IP
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    gworld Prominent Member

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    #13
    Editors work according to following priorities:

    1- Add their own web sites
    2- Remove competition web sites
    3- Devise different scams to benefit their own web sites
    4- Devise scams to benefit from listing other people web site
    5- No time to do anything else.
     
    gworld, Jul 31, 2005 IP
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    alpha5th Peon

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    #14
    I no longer remember where it was. It was many dark winters ago and things have most likely changed since then :)
     
    alpha5th, Jul 31, 2005 IP
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #15
    If you resubmit too much, your site will be "flagged" and then your chances of getting listed will be slim to none.
     
    Blogmaster, Jul 31, 2005 IP
  16. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #16
    It's not a question of not "validating" your site. It's a question of rejecting it, or deciding not to bother reviewing it.

    That's one of the main problems with DMOZ. It used to be that you could ask for a status check at the resourceless Zone and be insulted by DMOZ editors in response to your query.

    Now, you can't even ask so you can't even get the insults.

    "From bad to worse" springs to mind...
     
    minstrel, Jul 31, 2005 IP
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    iskandar Well-Known Member

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    #17
    Wow! what a well crafted answer Dr. Minstrel. Were you a poet in your previous life ?
     
    iskandar, Jul 31, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    I'm a poet in this life...
     
    minstrel, Jul 31, 2005 IP
  19. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #19

    I've never had a problem at resource zone. A lot of idiots would open up status check threads just to bitch about their wait or rejection.

    Look at this thread; you have people submitting every few weeks.
     
    Crazy_Rob, Jul 31, 2005 IP
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    2 years ago I resubmitted every other month or so. No one has told me not to. Then I went into RZ and was threated like shit not knowing why.

    Communication is the key
    and that's no po-e-try
     
    Blogmaster, Jul 31, 2005 IP