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Either DMOZ is broken or there are only 7 Travel Agents in the world

That and search has been broken for days

10:50 pm on Jan 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I was trying to submit a new site last week and so thought I'd check on one of my current sites (on the web since 1998.) It was in DMOZ almost from the beginning of DMOZ.

Part 1-
I searched several times last week and even this morning and kept getting a message along the lines of "search not working now." I tried this several times over the week. Mysterious...

Part 2-
My site that had been in for years is now "No Open Directory Project results found." Strange I wonder where my site went after all these years?

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Now I look under travel agents (where the site used to be) and apparently there are only 7 travel agents left in the world. According to DMOZ: # Travel Agents (7)
Gee there used to be dozens. What's up?

Any thoughts to these occurances?

3:05 am on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Part 1: Nope, search has always been a bit ideosynchratic, and is currently suffering from server overload. Don't bother with it. (If you really need to search sites in dmoz use the Google site:dmoz.org)

Part 2: Well, it depends. Search may be overloaded, site may have been removed for on reason or another (think not responding, domain expired, content changed, content no longer meets current guidelines), or it may have been moved to a more appropriate category.

Part 3: There is no category for all the travel agents in the world. You have to be looking at a specific sub set, usually by Region. Ah, you mean Recreation/Travel/Travel_Agents/ which says in the description "This category only lists global travel agency chains. All other travel agencies should be submitted to the appropriate Regional category according to the city or town where the agency is located."

Those @links such as Europe@ are to categories which contain the Travel Agents/Agencies based in a specific continent/country/region/city/suburb.

[dmoz.org...] may help explain site placement.