The DAY OF JUDGEMENT
noreply@dmoz - Open Directory application approved - *john doe*
This is what I have found in my inbox. (Of course it didn't say "john doe" but my username I applied with.) After hearing all the horror stories I couldn't believe it. I clicked on my email, and what did I see in the beginning of the email?
Welcome to the Open Directory Project!
Your editor login has been approved and created.
username: *John Doe*
Editing in the ODP is a fun and interesting experience. Below are some pointers
to help you get started.....
The email gives points of how to edit, where to get information and what they expect of an editor. Now after hearing all the horror stories I read on the net, I was very surprised and pleased.
You want to know what was the magic secret that got me into dmoz as an editor?
NOTHING. There is no magic, there is no spell. I just simply told about myself, my life, what I am presently doing in my life, and gave the information they asked for, and submit the correct urls in my application for the category I applied for. I told them everything just except this little blog.
I also read somewhere before on the corrupt editor blog that the editors laugh behind people’s backs about their websites. So I log in the internal forums to check. I didn’t see anything like it. The members there are very nice to each other. They don’t make rude comments about websites or laugh about them. So in one day I found out two big myths on the net were lies.
What else I have to say? Well not much, I have reached the end of the journey. I was expecting to be denied over and over again, as you read on the internet. I guess you can’t believe everything you read on the web. I was expecting to create a long blog, bring you along with me on my journey as I struggle to get into dmoz. None of that happened. No struggle. No long journey.
Well I’m done writing today. I am wondering will I keep writing on. If I do I might just simply write about what I do daily in dmoz. I don’t know.
Well I have to say goodbye, at least for now. Good luck on your applications. Apply for dmoz for the right reasons. I’m off now, to do some editing.