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Dmoz mail - Getting Proxy Error - Is There a Better Way to Contact DMOZ

 7:47 am on Mar 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

Has dmoz got a mail problem?

I submitted a site and have waited so sent a email asking if their was a problem but on two attempts now I'm getting "Proxy Error,The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request POST /cgi-bin/send2.cgi.

Reason: Error reading from remote server"

whats the best way to contact Dmoz? - or is there any point !



 9:00 pm on Mar 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

Apparently the emails are still getting through.

If it was to find out about a site; then don't bother. Editors tend to ignore those sorts of emails anyway.


 5:59 am on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

yes found that out as the editor replied to my email

they should sort that out as anyone contacting them will wonder if the email got through !


 9:24 pm on Jun 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

I read that they are getting through but how do we know for sure?

My site had been listed for 10 yrs but recently dmoz crawled while my webhost server was down which resulted in my site getting removed. My category has never had an editor. I tried sending a message explaining the situation to 3 upper level editors crossing my fingers it got through. Also, I tried resubmitting it again since it is not on the list. Now I'm wondering if Google directory will remove me when they crawl the dmoz directoy. Frustrating!


 6:09 am on Jun 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

I've completely given up with dmoz as they don't list sites and are a waste of time - I've lost count how many quality sites I've tried to submit that never get listed - and its just so odd how the editors sites and probably their friends all seem to get listed - waste of space


 8:17 am on Jun 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Sites temporarily removed from a category by a robot for QC reasons show up prominently in its pool of websites awaiting review.

Also, I tried resubmitting it again since it is not on the list.

Probably a mistake because your re-suggestion will have replaced the prominent one, thus destroying its prominence :(.


 6:10 am on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

I followed the instructions that they put on their website. Contact higher up category editor if none exists with an explanation/request and to try resubmitting.

I don't understand why that would mess things up if they tell people to do those things. With the proxy error page coming up after each message you send to an editor they don't really give you much choice.

Ten years ago one of the editors had added my site without me even applying to dmoz. I had to get another editor to move that into the category I wanted it to be in which took months since no editor for the category.

Hoping this doesn't mess up my Google directory listing.


 4:43 pm on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hoping this doesn't mess up my Google directory listing.

Google's directory data is a time lagged version of ours - but with a prettier skin and sorted differently.


 11:09 pm on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Exactly. That is why I'm worried if I don't get added back to dmoz before Google updates it's directory then I might get removed from the Google directory.

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