---- State of the ODP: 3.5 million in, 1.1 million unreviewed.
rafalk - 4:26 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)
Is it sound to start with the percentage of sites worthy of inclusion as your base figure when an editor has to review many of the "unworthy" submissions to get to the worthy ones?
That's a very good point. An editor can eliminate a large majority of the "unworthy sites" without actually having to review them. That's because they're duplicate submissions, or have been already tagged as unsuitable sites. I would say that 50% would be a fair estimate as to the actually amount of sites an editor has to "review" - that is actually looking through the site.
Also what are you basing the dividing factors of 4000 and 30 days on?
4000 is the average amount of sites that are added in a day to the ODP. Once you divide the amount of sites by this number you get the average review time in days. Dividing by 30 gives you the average review time in months. Sorry for not making this clearer earlier. :)