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Old 08-28-2007, 09:18 PM
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DMOZ: 5K To Be Listed In DMOZ?

Jeremy Schoemaker reports that he was blackmailed into paying for staying in the DMOZ.org open directory. The editor reportedly wanted 5K to prevent deletion.

OK, it's fairly well known that pay-to-play exists in the murkier corners of DMOZ, but 5k?? The rogue editor should have gone for something a little more plausible

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-08-27.html#n53
 
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:47 AM
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Ye, it is a bit to much, i dont know who Jeremy Schoemaker is, but maybe the editor thought its small money for him? beside, what does he have to lose.. it cost nothing to ask...
 
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:58 AM
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Everyone may contact DMOZ's meta editors in order to report abuse. I would do it rather than complaining anywhere else ( http://report-abuse.dmoz.org/ ). In addition, there is http://www.resource-zone.com/forum/ where man can get answers to questions regarding DMOZ.
 
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The rogue editor should have gone for something a little more plausible

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-08-27.html#n53
I would say that Jeremy Schoemaker should of gone with something more plausable. $5000. Yeah right...
 
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Yes. It is quite big ammount requested. Did he argument value?
 
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:49 AM
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That sounds extreme.. I could understand paying $50, maybe even $200, but 5K for one crappy link :eek:
 
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That sounds extreme.. I could understand paying $50, maybe even $200, but 5K for one crappy link :eek:
I agree with you. 5K is a BIG amount.
 
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