There isn't anything in the guidelines that says an editor shouldn't exclude all sites with blue text. Based on your logic should sites with blue text be excluded?
The guidelines seem quite specific about what to exclude.
They say nothing, zero, zilch, nada, about personal opinions on content or design. In fact, the way I read the guidelines it's all about adding as many sites as possible to cover a wide array of viewpoints while avoiding duplicate or mirror sites.
This isn't about my site. I'll do quite well without the oDP. This is about the attitude in general and the arbitrary decisions that are based on personal prejudice and bias. It's also about little minds that get ego boosts from the power to say NO.
True power comes from the ability to say YES. Small minds never seem to understand that though.
Exactly. So why are all of these editors who haven't even looked at the site coming to the defense of the one editor who did? Does being an ODP editor bestow some sort of infalliblity onto a person that other editors will simply back him up without any question?