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Shoemoney gets extorted by corrupt DMOZ editor for $5000

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by emmawatson, Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #121
    What silent majority? Majority of what? DMOZ editors? They are certainly silent when it comes to abuse.
    SEMrush
     
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    dilipsam Well-Known Member

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    #122
    I was a DMOZ editor for a small category myself working under a pseudonym.

    I was managing Marketing and Advertising Resumes. When one works for something he has to totally be impartial: I included many SEO resumes who were competing with me but they deserved to be there. Anyhow netizens have become greedy and those at dmoz who accept or extort money...shame on you idiots.
     
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    Ivan Bajlo Peon

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    #123
    Yes, we would need one true whistleblower from meta ranks but there doesn't seems to be one so they must pick their ranks really carefully, no wonder it is so hard to advance in DMOZ since they are constantly checking editors and removing anyone who comes under any kind of suspicion or language they are editing in is unknown to any meta so they remove such editors just in case.

    What silent majority??? Currently Active Users: 7 (6 members & 1 guests)

    I guess 7 is big number at DMOZ since that is probably highest number of editor editing at the same time in months after crash. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. nebuchadrezzar

    nebuchadrezzar Peon

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    #124
    If even 1/10 of what is alleged here is true I and was unable to fix it from within I would, without hesitation, provide all information that I had to to create as much publicity as possible to rectify the situation. And I would do so under my own name not a pseudonym. If the reality of the ODP resembles what you guys are saying then I would rather see it shut down, or absorbed into wikipedia or something
     
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  5. Ivan Bajlo

    Ivan Bajlo Peon

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    #125
    Only metas know full truth, are you one of them?

    As long as meta forum remains closed not only to public but to other editors conspiracy theories will flourish, if metas don't trust other editors let alone public what possible reason could we have to trust word of meta that everything is fine inside DMOZ?

    We can't even see editing logs of alleged meta saints, what are they ashamed of??? :confused:
     
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    gworld Prominent Member

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    #126
    Skrenta one of the founders of DMOZ and the guy who actually benefits from DMOZ by having thousands of links, calls it rotten core of Metas and corruption but I am sure he doesn't know as much about DMOZ as nebuchadrezzar. :rolleyes:
     
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    fathom Well-Known Member

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    #127
    I'm sure you'll convince any forum or upper management of any company to show their private discussions to the general public or junior personnel.

    Parting the Read Sea would be an easier feat.
     
    fathom, Sep 12, 2007 IP
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    #128
    That article was a nice piece of linkbait.
     
    tushardhoot1, Sep 12, 2007 IP
  9. Qryztufre

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    #129
    O is for Open

    We all knew that Clinton bot a hummer from an intern, don't get much bigger then that. Though I guess I should be comparing the German gov't to DMOZ rather then the US.
     
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  10. Ivan Bajlo

    Ivan Bajlo Peon

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    #130
    You already said that DMOZ is privately owned company run by meta editors and not global community, no need to repeat it. :p
     
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    #131
    Actually it is more like one of the former east Europe countries with corrupt party officials in charge. If it was a company, they would be interested in what is good for company while in DMOZ most "senior" editors are only interested to fill their own pocket with no interest in DMOZ. :D
     
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  12. nebuchadrezzar

    nebuchadrezzar Peon

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    #132
    Gosh, Julian you a troll never,... Actually DMOZ is owned by AOL, they have final say on all matters community and editorial. You have heard of AOL Julian?
     
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    #133
    Is it the company who took times-warner stock holders to cleaners, was involved in different accounting scandal and had to pay hundreds of millions in fine to SEC in order to desperately try to avoid criminal prosecution? :rolleyes:

    P.S. I also remembered that it had some kind of stupid system for access to Internet, littered every where with it's F*cking CD and sold child protection software to it's customers while advertising and marketing pedophile sites through DMOZ. :D
     
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    #134
    DMOZ is a crock of shit and if everyone bloody well ignored it, it would simply become a dinosaur and die a slow lingering death.

    Google will at some stage drop it for some other directory or possibley their own, or none at all.

    As long as there are people who argue the importance of DMOZ it will remain important in the minds of many!

    Let it go :(
     
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    #135
    Evidence now seems to be "what I believe" when I do not know the facts for you, dear Qryztufre. Yes you can say anything is lies, you can chose to believe anything you want. I can say I think your explanation of you leaving ODP is lies, but that does not make it so, but I can believe it if I want to.

    As has been said earlier you certainly will change nothing from out here trying to savage a project that will continue on its merry way, whatever you as an outsider think, say or do. You even manage to harden attitudes to change, but hey you are enjoying yourself so why worry.

    You have no idea what change is happening and what is being pressed for. You accuse all editors of being corrupt and not asking questions or looking for change, just to smear ODP and if you smear honest people on the way, hey what does that matter. ODP is not perfect, I know that well, I also struggle for change, and I really don't give a monkey's if you know it or not or believe what I say,

    But you know if a bunch of people get togther to say we want to collect stamps, we don't want anyone to tell us which stamps to collect, no one bothers. When we say we want to collect web sites, put then in some sort of order and we will chose which sites we want, that's corrupt. Strange world.
     
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    #136
    New Sys admin from AOL side and hoping Jim to rescue DMOZ, nothing will come out of it. They have their own problems and the eventual "profit" is petty cash for AOL even to consider to do anything for it and it will be suicide for Jim to get involved in DMOZ since it will kill it's organization too. But be my guest, don't let me stop you and run over there like the rest of Admins and Metas and try to suck up to your "possible" future boss. :D
     
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    nebuchadrezzar Peon

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    #137
    I am surprised that you are so out of touch with the recent changes within ODP magagement with you being a big shot editor n all. And who the hell is Jim?
     
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    #138
    There are those who know and then there is little neb who "thinks" he knows. :rolleyes::D
     
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    #139
    Join the magic circle or Q's sites with such good smoke and mirrors stuff. Best post you have made g, keep it up, I need a good laugh at times.:D
     
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    nebuchadrezzar Peon

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    #140
    Its plastered all over the internal forums. There is no secret. I don't understand how you have failed to notice it. And who the hell is Jim?
     
    nebuchadrezzar, Sep 13, 2007 IP
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