ODP (dmoz) Status Check Closed

May 23, 2005 • 8:48 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Open Directory Project (DMOZ)

You can blame me and the thousands of other dmoz editors that simply log in once or so a month to review submitted dmoz listings. I assume, it has become overwhelming for the senior editors to track down normal editors to locate the status of certain submissions.

Threads at Search Engine Watch Forums, Cre8asite Forums and WebmasterWorld all discuss the official news.

Following discussion by, and consensus of Moderators and Administrators of this forum, we have chosen to discontinue site status checks effective May 21, 2005 ... There were a number of factors involved in making this decision, but probably the biggest was that these requests were always beyond the mission of this forum. The original mandate of this forum was to put a better light on the ODP by allowing the public to interact directly with the editors. At some point the submission status requests seem to have taken over and almost become the focus.

See full explanation at http://www.resource-zone.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39125.


In the threads listed above, members discuss the pros and cons to such a decision and what they could have done to help keep it open.

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Stoney deGeyter

05/23/2005 07:29 pm

What! An ODP editor accepting blame and taking responsibility? Say it ain't so!!! </end tongue in cheek>

Barry Schwartz

05/23/2005 10:44 pm

Part of the overall cause, but I do not take full responsibility. :) I just watch over one small niche category and I actually do log in every month or two and go through listings. Mostly out of guilt.


10/11/2007 03:30 pm

Once a month? That explains the huge delay several webmasters are experiencing to have theis sites listed in DMOZ.

No Name

03/09/2009 08:48 pm

I am waiting over a year now and my entry is still not added.

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