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Dmoz editors are sometimes accused of corruption, particularly in competitive and commercial areas, charges which they always deny vehemently. Try bringing this up on Resource-Zone, and see if you get any joy or a clearer explanation about why the site was rejected. If this doesn't work just move on. Dmoz isn't all-important.
Site 1 is my site.
Site 2 has copied MY content (and a lot of it!)
Site 3 is linking to my site (ok)
Site 2 is in DMOZ!
My site is #1 in all major search engine for "isoflavones", however wants information about isoflavones will find my site and can copy content...
I still think your best bet is to wait until the duplicate content is removed and then make a thoughtful well written message in the "other" forum explaining the situation and being very honest about it (if you have a thread going - find it and use it).
Edited: Oh and a friendly tip. DMOZ or its editors do not take things into consideration such as "My site is #1 in all major search engine for "keywords"".... no-one cares where your site is or what search engines it's listed in. Has absolutely no bearing on being listed in the directory and often shows ignorance to the submission guidelines and I suggest you or anyone else to not even bring those things up. ;)
[edited by: Woz at 10:47 pm (utc) on Nov. 15, 2004]
[edit reason] made non-specific [/edit]
Interestingly, it's in most cases the ODP editors who insist on Google listings in this forum.
Agree with motsa - I have no idea where you would get that understanding?
I can say the sites I add on my own to the directory (not submitted) are usually found by my wife (I look at her bookmarks), my daughter (look at hers too), or I find them on various search engines buried 20+ pages deep. I'm a big believer in the "cream" doesn't always rise to the top and that you can usually find some very good info very deep in the search results.
DMOZ or its editors do not take things into consideration such as "My site is #1 in all major search engine for
Don't think I've ever seen an ODP editor say anything Google-related here that could be construed as insisting on Google listings.
If you get an unsatisfactory answer in www.resource-zone.com, which is most probably something like "we can't tell you", then go ahead and resubmit your site and wait 6 months to a year, maybe it will get in. Yes it might take that long of you ever get in.
In addition, you can file complaints with various other search engines. There's an article with some good links on over at the ODP Public Forum.
If and when you resubmit, make sure you submit to the CORRECT category, especially if the URL has had a content change. You can use the "description" field of the submission to include any information you think is pertinent (e.g. "Note to editor: blah blah blah").