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Double Listed in DMOZ

     
4:29 am on Mar 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My understanding of the Open Directory Project has been that you submit your site to one category and if it's accepted it gets listed in that category alone.

I noticed today, however, a site listed in both the main category listing, and two seperate sub-categories of that category. The URLs were slightly different (one refered to www.blueWidgets.com, another to www.bluewidgets.com/azure), but the site is clearly the same site with multiple listings.

To further add to my confusion, the "section" of this site that is listed in the subcategory is not a significant deviation from what the rest of the site is about. In other words, it's not as if this other section serves as en entirely different resource. The whole site is about blue widgets.

I know many current DMOZ editors post here and wondered if anyone could shed some light on whether my understanding of DMOZ listing is flawed. Would a situation like this be the result of an Editor's choice to give the site two listings? And if so, would that be a decision made entirely on the editor's own, or would the site have been submitted, and accepted, twice?

I'm not in any way being critical of the ODP. I'm just trying to understand the process a little better.

cEM

9:16 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like an error. Why not pop over to the Open Directory public forum and report it? There is a thread in the Abuse Reporting forum you could use.
9:26 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, that's not the normal way of doing things. Report the detail in the appropriate place please.
11:59 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thre are legitimate ways to have several listings in Dmoz.

Have a look here:

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12:02 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ooops... probabbly we are not allowed to post url.
You should replace #*$! with #*$! .

No way, that domain is not allowed...