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Old 12-17-2006, 03:56 AM
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Rich Skrenta, DMOZ Founder, on the Death of DMOZ

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Old 12-17-2006, 04:46 AM
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quote: "Apparently the machine holding dmoz in AOL ops crashed. Standard backups had been discontinued for some reason; during unsuccessful attempts to restore some of the lost data, ops blew away the rest of the existing data on the system."

What is "ops"?
 
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Its Karma for rejecting so many quality sites!
 
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Does this mean we won't have to answer questions any more from people in panic about not having been listed in DMOZ a week after they submitted?
 
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:53 AM
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Does this mean we won't have to answer questions any more from people in panic about not having been listed in DMOZ a week after they submitted?
Any questions anymore? Are you implying that DMOZ gives status reports in the first place?

And a week? Are you unaware of the average review time, or is that a mis-type?
 
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DMOZ based on volunteers/technocrats/corruption cannot work fairly.

If they want to do something much better, I would like to see a sign up membership with submission status, reason of rejection (so they cannot hide behind the "rule"), name of editor, eventually a super editor contact in case of problems. This will be a transparent submissions process.
 
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DMOZ PR may be dropping

I don't have a lot of faith in PR prediction tools, but DMOZ is one of the very few directories I checked out that is predicted to drop. Currently PR8 and predicted PR7. Can check it here.

I ran the prediction tool on hundreds of directories and will report after the upcoming Google update....
 
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If they want to do something much better, I would like to see a sign up membership with submission status, reason of rejection (so they cannot hide behind the "rule"), name of editor, eventually a super editor contact in case of problems. This will be a transparent submissions process.
Can I ask, why you actually expect some sort of service from DMOZ? How much are you paying for that service? If you don't like the service, then ask for a refund. Its DMOZ's site - they can add or delete whoever they want, just like any other site. Why do you want them to be accountable to you or any other webmaster?

BTW - why bump this old thread?
 
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quote: "Apparently the machine holding dmoz in AOL ops crashed. Standard backups had been discontinued for some reason; during unsuccessful attempts to restore some of the lost data, ops blew away the rest of the existing data on the system."

What is "ops"?
OPS - A term that stands for operations.
 
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I don't have a lot of faith in PR prediction tools, but DMOZ is one of the very few directories I checked out that is predicted to drop. Currently PR8 and predicted PR7. Can check it here.

I ran the prediction tool on hundreds of directories and will report after the upcoming Google update....

iwebtool PageRank Prediction Tool is Bogus
 
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