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2. Wait for any kind of response
4. Wait for any kind of response
5. Repeat steps 3-4 until patience is lost
6. Give up
An non-mandatory step that can be included anywhere in the process is: asking in some forum.
I've heard rumors of them answering sometimes, but I think these are about as credible as Nessie and Bigfoot.
1. Write in good English. No spelling mistakes.
2. When you apply make 3 excellent site submission examples. Pick 3 really good sites (yes, there are still loads of them that are not in DMOZ for most categories). Hunt them down - and try other search engines other than google when hunting.
3. Write 3 top-notch descriptions for your selections. To learn to do that, go to a fairly high parent category and see the descriptions there (parent cats are managed by senior editalls). That's what they want you to be able to do. Show them you can. Or can get close.
4. Know all about the category you are applying for. If you don't know anything about it then you can't contribute anything so don't bother. Show them that you know about it in your stated reasons for application.
5. Do it for the right reasons. If you feel you can help make the DMOZ cat you're applying for better, then that's the only reason to apply.
Very good answer. Too many editors are approved, just add a few sites (theirs or one's they have interest in) and are never heard from again.
(Sorry Laisha, I thought as long as the link was not clickable it was ok to post - I'll know better next time! :-) ) <---- gosh, I made my double chin.