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should i become now an editor to get such a site? :)
[edited by: NFFC at 12:56 pm (utc) on Dec. 9, 2002]
[edit reason] No specifics please [/edit]
Almost every male in chat rooms are 6'4" ...blond ...a top athelete ...and a MENSA member ...etc.
Being anonymous is way of life on the net.
This is the greatest method of gaining competitive advantage in GOOGLE that has ever been discovered ...and it isn't considered WRONG!
I wonder how many editors have multiple accounts? I know that many former editors have admitted having them.
PS No wonder odp has so many problems. Most of them caused by google :)
Nevertheless, this discussion is rather futile. Of course everybody can set links to any sites, and if it's done on a page with high PR than the linked site is going to profit.
ODP editors are supposed to do objective editing, they are not supposed to favour sites they have an individual interest in.
If they don't adhere to that basic guideline than that's abuse. Has been discussed to death here.
I guess what you are saying is ODP editors have a a certain amount of power. Nothing really new.
The average editor, even one with several categories, has PR of between 3-5.
Of course it's simple, a senior editor like a meta will tend to be named on more categories (at the bottom) and higher ranking categories (e.g. Society, Computing, Business etc).
Anyway, if an someone is the named editor for hundreds of thousands of ODP entries and has edited tens of thousands of those entries themselves, on the world's most significant web directory, does that make them (and their profile pages) in some way important? Ummm well yeah :)