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#1 Guest_PhilC_*

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 05:30 PM

On their front page, DMOZ claims to have over 50,000 editors, but this is misleading. The figure represents the number of editors that they've had since the beginning. Most editors have been and gone, and the number of actual editors is only a fraction of that figure. Also, not all editors are active very often. It means that only a few thousand editors are trying to keep the directory in shape. This is the reason why websites often take a very long time to make it into the directory.

There is no rule-of-thumb guide as to how long it takes for a website to be reviewed and included in the directory. It can take anything from from a few hours to a very very long time. But there is some relief.

DMOZ editors have set up a public forum at http://www.resource-zone.com/ where anyone can enquire about the status of a website's submission. The forum can help a lot because some sites are rejected, but the submitter isn't informed. People at the forum can get and pass on that kind of information. Also they can tell you if your site is still waiting to be reviewed. But they won't usually review and add sites, so you may get information but still have to wait.

We also have some DMOZ editors, so feel free to ask any questions.

#2 brmehlman

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 09:09 PM

Picture a huge encyclopedia that brags on the cover about being produced by fifty thousand contributors. It's still a legitimate brag even if most of them have gone on to other endeavors after making their contributions.

#3 BillSlawski

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 10:21 PM

Hi brmehlman,

I agree with you. An incredible endeavor, regardless of whether all of the people who've worked on the directory are still active or not.

Good to have you aboard.

#4 Jean_Manco

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 04:47 AM

Welcome to Cre8asite Bruce. It's a pleasure to see you here.

#5 Thanol

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 04:53 PM

Zeal has 138,361 members, but only about 50 have added over 10 sites this week.

#6 sanity

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 05:34 PM

Welcome to Cre8 brmehlman :wave:

#7 Jean_Manco

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 06:09 PM

Zeal has 138,361 members

Perhaps that is because people have to become members in order to submit to Zeal?

We don't have an easy way to find out how many ODP editors have added more than 10 sites in the last week. There are currently 9,907 active ODP editors. Some are much more active than others, as is generally the way in volunteer organisations. The 286 editors with higher level permissions (meta, editall and catmv) tend to be very active.

The ODP is adding about 1,000 sites a day.

#8 Jean_Manco

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 07:23 AM

I've started a series of threads about small problems that could cost you an ODP listing, which can be fixed:

1: ODP license problems

2: Location, location, location

3: Cross-browser compatibility

4: Site stability

#9 test-ok

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 01:37 PM

Hi Jean :)
Very, very good information. (the 1 through 4)
Now to get the masses to read it and follow it. :?

#10 manager

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 04:53 PM

Hello test-ok,
Perhaps your site is competing with the DMOZ editors' website under the category you are submitting to.

TreV

#11 Nadir

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:05 PM

perhaps you didn't find who to give the money to...

#12 Eddie

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 03:06 AM

Perhaps the last 2 posters have their own hidden agenda

#13 manager

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:26 PM

LOL Eddie,

What do you suppose that my hidden agenda could be? Iím "all ears" as you can see from my avatar :) :D

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#14 worldfreeweb

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 09:19 AM

Unfortunately, they really don't take editors, and most of the ones there are manipulating the results in their favor, i wonder if they can be Bribed? ROFL

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Edited by Respree, 24 February 2006 - 10:07 AM.


#15 Jean_Manco

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 06:07 PM

If anyone's interested in ODP facts, rather than myths, see http://www.cre8asite...showtopic=33163

#16 Wit

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 04:18 AM

Perhaps the last 2 posters have their own hidden agenda

Nah, I think manager just forgot to look at the date of that post by test-ok
:blink: :blink: :blink:

PS: there are a lot of "gaps" in this thread LOL

Edited by Wit_, 25 February 2006 - 04:20 AM.


#17 rwilk61

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 02:03 PM

I used to have good results with listings in DMOZ, when I last checked, my two sites were gone and now I can't even browse the domain dmoz.org. I don't know what has happened, I don't spam I only submit for two websites and that was once a month.

Does anyone else have this problem? Why can't I even visit dmoz.org?

Thanks,
Bob

#18 Black_Knight

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 05:54 PM

I only submit for two websites and that was once a month.

Sorry, but unless those last two words were a complete accident, you actually ARE a spammer. You are never to resubmit to anything where you are already listed.

The idea is to submit once ever.

This advice is just my 2 cents. How about I send you a bill for 2 cents every month? Get it?

#19 Nadir

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 06:00 PM

It looks like they banned your IP. Ammon is right, they might have considered you were a spammer.

#20 podman

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 11:58 AM

I don't spam I only submit for two websites and that was once a month.

Once a month is spamming, either you get marked as a spammer, or an editor decides to skip reviewing the site for making his life hard, or you keep pushing yourself to the end of the line if the editor reviews in date order.

I have this image of people standing in the line at a bakery waiting to get served, and some guy in the middle gets impatient, and keeps walking to the end of the queue.

#21 john928

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:13 PM

Although the site may have editors where you can ask them if a site is still in the cue, I don't really see the point in asking them if the site is never going to get made active on DMOZ.

I have submitted all of my sites and have not had one listed yet, they are all still in the cue and I had submitted 2 of them around 4 - 5 years ago.

#22 sanity

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:18 PM

You may not want to hear this but at this stage John I think your best bet would be to move on. Focus on some of the other directories out there. Dmoz ain't everything. :P

#23 cav

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:11 AM

Is Dmoz working? I was looking for my site, then tried some other random sites, and searched for sites they had in their directory, but using their seach form even for sites which Are listed, showed no result. What gives?

#24 sanity

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:40 PM

It's working for me.



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