Re: Using false name to become dmoz editor?
- From: Will <not.me@xxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 19:12:12 -0700
In article <n3fc421bboelbcjp2lf0nckjto3aegsbri@xxxxxxx>,
I wouldn't do it to do anything bad I would just add my website and I
might even try to be a fair editor with other websites.
Then there is no reason to give a false name.
- Be honest about your motives and your affiliations
- take pains over the application
- read the guidelines thoroughly
Then your chances are good.
I tried that a couple of years ago... I submitted a friend's
site - when I searched through the directory and found the
appropriate catagory, there was a note therein asking for voluntary
I looked into the requirements, which at that time included
stating any links one had to any sites submitted, and the finding and
submission of summaries for three sites suitable for inclusion in the
I noted that I had submitted the site, spent some time finding
three good sites that weren't listed at the time, and submitted a
summary fit for inclusion for each of them.
They eventually got back to me and said "no thanks". Chuffed I
wasn't. I didn't even bother to check to see if they used the reviews
I submitted for the three sites.
They did however list the site I submitted some time after, and
it is still there. Curiously more traffic comes from continental
Europe via DMOZ than from the UK.
There's no helping some people...