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DMOZ's definition of "spamming"

6:52 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Guys, I have a site with a lot of movie reviews, and I'd like to submit them ALL to Dmoz -- or at least submit them to the categories that already exists. But I don't want to come across as spamming them, which leads me to this question: how many submissions before DMOZ considers you spamming them? The truth is, I WOULDN'T be spamming them, since they have a gigantic listing of movie titles, and I'll only be submitting to the appropriate ones in the APPROPRIATE categories i.e. I'm not recklessly submitting to every category I can find. There is actually a reason I'm submitting -- because I have movie reviews for THAT PARTICULAR MOVIE. In this case, I just happen to have a movie review for a LOT of movies listed on the DMOZ.

Any advise?

4:23 am on June 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Maybe it would be worth reading the response to 'toocoolforschoo' in the unmentionable forum, which seems to address the exact issue you raise here.
5:21 am on June 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Don't submit them.
3:06 pm on June 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My personal recommendation would be to submit the main URL to the general movie reviews category, with a bracketed note asking that the site be considered for deeplinking. We don't request deeplink submissions from the public (it's really not efficient for us), but we do add them ourselves from sites that have really rich content, and on several occasions I've added high-content deeplinks from a main site that's been publicly submitted. Personally, as an editor, I would appreciate a bracketed note pointing me to a clean list of all reviews available on the site and requesting that I consider them for deeplinking.

I don't speak for anyone else, of course. But a bracketed note like that certainly couldn't *hurt* you. And if you submit 250 individual reviews, the submissions may just wind up being mass deleted.


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