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    You can submit a site and not have it reviewed and entered for months, if not years.

    However request a change to one listing and it gets done in less than 2 days.

    I'll never understand that company.
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    It's probably not the processing part which takes long, but the review process. They have a lot of people looking at sites to see if they're OK (supposedly) but the 'editor' only has to enter a few fields in a database somewhere.

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    That's if you get reviewed at all.
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    That's not true in all cases. I've been listed in Yahoo! for over a year, and I attempted to change the description for my site in September, and it still hasn't changed!

    I guess I should probably do it again, eh?
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    I had Yahoo! actually contact me about a site I submitted for a client. They said it was in the wrong category and that i should resubmit. Go figure.
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    Does anyone actually know someone who works for YAHOO as a reviewer?

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    yeah.. we all know Yahoo is human edited, but who actually are those people ?
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    Those people do reviews from home. When they are in a good mood they allow people into the directory. If they just spilt their coffee, then I pity the person that owns the site that is just about the be reviewed. Just kidding on this of course... I hope.

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    People? You mean there is more than one reviewer? At the rate they get things done I always figured it was one poor guy working on it.
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    We don't know.. never will know...
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    Originally posted by aspen
    People? You mean there is more than one reviewer? At the rate they get things done I always figured it was one poor guy working on it.
    One poor MEAN guy at that.

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    A TV documentary showed over 120 people working in an office
    some where in USA. I highly doubt it. They can get the job done by contractors in Far east or South America for one tenth of what they pay to American workers.

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    Things like this will be a bigger problem goin forward as more and more engines are switching to human editorial review.
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    Sounds like a good job for students! Where can I find out more about how to become a YAHOO reviewer?

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    Hey if someone paid me to surf the Internet and look at sites, I'd be ecstatic!
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    I'm fairly sure yahoo reviewers work on site. So unless you feel like relocating thats not something you could do.

    However you're always welcomed to volunteer and be a DMOZ editor.
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    I believe that Yahoo!'s bizexpress department is actually rather small. Well, that's the impression I got when I called them, anyway. The person on the other end of the line was like, "Oh, hold on, let me get the person in charge of that". Two seconds later, I was supposedly speaking to the person in charge of it.

    As for being a DMOZ editor.. funny you should mention that. I applied for an empty spot, filled out a complete application with what I felt was more than plenty in terms of experience/background, and still got rejected. With no explanation, either. I was kinda peeved.

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    If you want I may be able to figure out why you were rejected, if I could of course see a copy...or close duplicate... of your application.
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    Yahoo should be supervising their reviewers but with so many sites submitted no one can review each reviewer's work.

    There was a problem on Looksmart last year where an editor gave a very degrading and one-sided "review" of a site (a hunting/shooting club's web site). That description sat on the Looksmart database for several months until a massive email campaign to the company finally got it changed. In the mean time the decription was IMHO very slanderous and libelous. Clearly no one was 1) checking the reviewers work and 2) really cared until thousands of complains came in.

    Makes you wonder how many sites don't get listed at all just because the reviewer doesn't agree with the subject matter or other subjective factors......
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