DMOZ Conflict

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What can one do about the fact that the editor of a DMOZ category also
is a direct competitor to my specialized type of software?

Probably explains why I got a 3 word description and no action on
change requests.


Re: DMOZ Conflict

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Being involved oneself with the category's subject is not
of itself a violation of the ODP guidelines

If you think you have been treated unfairly you can lodge a complaint
at . It should be noted that what you,
as an interested party, regard as abuse is not necessarily what the
ODP regards as abuse. In particular, a terse description is OK as long
as it accurately and sufficiently describes the site. Probably 99 %
of submitted descriptions are rewritten to fix length, keyword stuffing,
promotional wording, first-person speech, etc.

Regards, Tomas Schild

Re: DMOZ Conflict (Tomas Schild) wrote:

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Well, the question is did he "intentionally editing their titles or
descriptions in a manner that distorts their content or diminishes the
chance that users will find or view those sites", or is he being just
being frugal?

I noted that all the other sites in the same category (not direct
competitors) got at least a 8-12 word description. I would like to see
my 3 words increase to about 8 so I can I point out a special
uniqueness of the software for searchers looking for a certain feature
set. All requests over the last couple of years have been ignored.

Thanks for the links!

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