| 8:34 pm on Nov 18, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Plus and additional 250,000+ of unreviewed sites I'll bet.
[hope a meta can give a #]
| 9:07 pm on Nov 18, 2001 (gmt 0)|
|Plus and additional 250,000+ of unreviewed sites I'll bet. |
yeah mike i've a few stacked up,
BUT is this a record,
this sat 1.30am finished tweaking new site and submitted to ODP
limited sleep > up early for work > home at 6pm same day > checked ODP > Listed already!!!!!
| 10:06 am on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)|
With the self inflicted wounding at Yahoo, and elsewhere, ODP is of course becoming even more important to the small enterprise or one man/woman band. Although it can be frustrating waiting for a review, I'd far sooner pay this non-financial cost, than see the ODP go with any of the short term money grab schemes.
I have to say as well, that IMHO, the quality of the directory is high. Congratulations and well done to them on reaching this milestone, particularly without sinking to the depths we have seen elsewhere.
| 2:40 pm on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Got a StickyMail today.
Unreviewed = 196,331
Robozilla error messages = 2505
| 11:32 pm on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Technically, I think it's 3 million entries, some of which don't work (of course) and some of which are multiply listed. Still, it's a lot to download.
| 12:15 am on Nov 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Congratulations ODP, a great milestone for a great directory.
| 12:45 am on Nov 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
surely the odp now want to do something with this data. Their results are confusing and not always to acurate...A change of algo would work wonders.
| 7:26 pm on Nov 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
200K in unreviewed... 150K of them are probably in categories where I have submissions that are still waiting... :) That's no tiny backlog, it's 7% of total listings.
I think part of the numbers problem is inconsistent handling of individual pages. Some editors will list a subsection of a site or even a single page of content in their category, which I think is overkill in 99% of the cases. Others attempt to apply some reasonable standards to insure quality listings.
| 11:57 am on Nov 21, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I've got one sitting in unreviewed that relies on bulletin boarsd for content...they submitted it with no messages on the boards except from the founder of the site...I intend to go back shortly to see if they have managed to either get discussion started or have added any other content
which is harsh on them since it is slowing up their appearance on SEs...but the alternative is turning it down as a content-free site
so effectively I am deliberately delaying the review for what I see as good reasons
I don't know if other editors have sites waiting for similar reasons
| 8:30 pm on Nov 21, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I'm seeing some categories and subcategories with no editors so far up the chain that I may have to submit to the president of AOL. It is a great service, though, even with many faults... I'm glad we have it. Thanks to all you volunteer editors.
| 11:38 pm on Nov 21, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Actually the unrevieweds are up around 600,000! :( Yep thatís a lot!