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Msg#: 1729 posted 11:36 am on Aug 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am trying to add a site to a certain directory, but when I click the "add URL" button it just takes me to the FAQ on how to submit, does this mean I cannot submit to that category? if so why?



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Msg#: 1729 posted 12:13 pm on Aug 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

If the page you're seeing in [dmoz.org...] , it means that the category in question does not accept submissions. This is frequently done when the category is what's called an "@link farm" (where it just contains links to other categories and doesn't contain any sites of its own) or when the category has subcategories that all submissions should be made to.

If the category is actually accepting submissions, then you'll see an information page titled "Submit a Site to the Open Directory" (that you should read) with a button at the bottom to click to agree "I have read and understand the submissions guidelines, and I'm ready to submit my site" -- that will take you to the actual submission screen..


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Msg#: 1729 posted 6:08 pm on Aug 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

And finally, are you actually using the links on [dmoz.org...] and not one of our downstream data users? Some users of our data have links that send you there rather than to the submission form for the category.

Hope this helps.


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Msg#: 1729 posted 11:24 am on Aug 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yep, its on DMOZ itself...

The category i'm trying to get into has sites and subcats, its...

Games: Video Games: Shooter: Half-Life: Modifications and Add-Ons


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Msg#: 1729 posted 12:25 pm on Aug 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

This problem seems to be related to the fact that the ODP public pages are not up to date due to the server upgrades.

The category you mention has been renamed and/or moved elsewhere, so that's why you can't submit at this point in time. I suggest you wait until the upgrade is done before trying to resubmit.


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Msg#: 1729 posted 12:17 am on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

thanks :)


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Msg#: 1729 posted 10:27 pm on Aug 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Next time a category is edited and updated the Add URL link will be changed to Suggest URL to more accurately reflect what you are doing when you submit a URL for consideration.

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