As you can see, I am quite disturbed that dmoz.org is the defacto and free directory on the internet, where getting listed is a painful, or rather “one-sided process”. One-sided meaning that my submission never gets listed. I had also mentioned that I had once received a solicitation for cash of US$25 per year to get my site listed there. This is another article which I found from the internet, supporting my earlier report that such things existed.
Don’t get me wrong that I am trying to thumbs-down on dmoz.org. It is a good directory where people work together to create a human-edited directory system. However, getting a website listed is often related to a commercial purpose and as such, money can be easily involved if the system is not properly regulated. Where there is money in a “free, yet privileged community”, there will be scam (maybe?).
I don’t think I will ever stop these ranting articles until I get my site listed, or myself as an editor – and an honest one.
——- Start of Post ——-
A DMOZ editor is soliciting me for money. Check out the email I received from Daniel Kotarski, editor for the http://dmoz.org/Sports/Fantasy/Football/Commissioner_Tools/
category. His DMOZ username is dankotarski. If you feel he should be
reported for abuse after reading this topic, please do it here:
am the editor of the DMOZ category to which your site was submitted.
Despite what everyone says, you DO get your site listed faster (and
everyone knows how important it is to be listed in DMOZ) by throwing an
editor a few bucks (no-one on DMOZ will ever admint to that though).
The key is, you need to find the right editor…..
I responded with, “How much does the dmoz listing cost?” and got this response:
REMEMBER: THIS IS A ONE-TIME OFFER!!!