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Submitting a site to DMOZ takes less than 5 minutes. And since it is true that getting listed can take a while - in some cases years - it is also true that many submissions get listed within days, sometimes even hours. Admittedly the ODP had problems recently. And admittedly it probably runs not as smooth as possible. But getting listed might still be that single backlink, that makes a difference.
And for 5 minutes fire and forget...
Actually, neither one of those are necessary. And both of them together aren't sufficient.
But be that as it may. It's a wholly-volunteer-driven process, and (as for all voluntary activities) it's your free choice, and nobody else has the right to criticize you for not participating.
As a general rule -- if you think you might be doing anything wrong, you can use your proposed description as a place to mention it. "Resubmitted because of the outage" is fine. Maybe even "Dual submitted to regional and topical, because 7 other similar sites were dual-listed", although please don't run with that on my sayso as I don't edit in regional.
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[edited by: Webwork at 1:49 am (utc) on Feb. 7, 2007]
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There's no official word: but as indication of progress towards opening the unreviewed pools, yet another server has been stirring (the return of musicmoz being the sign). At some point the unreviewed pools will be inundated with suggestions, many of which will have been temporarily "lost". And we'll be able to speak authoritatively on the subject.
But so far, it's just a matter of what we can see (i.e. fewer suggestions) and the certain knowledge that there are more things in heaven and earth than we can see.
I spoken to several editors and submitted to the category they all agree it should be in. I understand from them that it is in an area of the DMOZ that is highly spammed, so hopefully this time it won't get lost for years again in all the spam.
I recently submitted a site to DMOZ and as it happens.... it may have been just within a day of when the submit URL came back up.
This of course is recent and since the site has not been included yet I am wondering if it may have not actually made it to the submission pool.
In the past DMOZ editors have generally reviewed sites that were submitted by me or my students within days...and so I was wondering if something might have gone wrong.
hutcheson & JimNoble are the dmoz editors I 've spoken off, on this thread
The rest of us are the eager web masters seeking to get our sites listed
The editors have told us that we should re submit, and this is why I wondered why you had a different view.
I hope this clarifys the issue
Due to the tendency of useful DMOZ threads to lose focus - and value - as time passes I am closing out the thread whilst its core "insight and information value" is intact.
Thank you to everyone who contributed.
A tip of the hat to hutcheson for his generious gift of his time to share his insights into the process.
[edited by: Webwork at 5:43 pm (utc) on Feb. 9, 2007]