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I've edited, or at least attempted to edit, in several human-edited directories, and found some directories to be immensely frustrating (systemically thwarting most of my efforts to add sites) and others to be elating (abundant editor support, editorial freedom, pride in a good job done, etc.)
I would like to know if others have had similar differences in their editing experiences.
Who will be first to climb on the soap box?
Found them all to be pretty much the same. Stick to the guidelines, pay attention to titles and descriptions when crafting listings, stay away from self promo unless its kind of encouraged (I'm thinking Zeal) and things run pretty smoothly.
Overall, spending some time on the editor side is a very valuable & educational experience for anyone who owns a website, or wants to help develop an information resource for everyone to use.
I've edited at several directories from the ODP to even some country level Yahoo cats under 3rd party support. Most have been out standing experiences.
The other 3rd tier directories are not even worth mentioning.