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    Mistake with DMOZ

    I made a mistake when I submitted my site to DMOZ and I know it's going to be rejected because I submitted it to the worng category (long story). Should I go ahead an resubmit to a different category or wait?

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    No, don't resubmit. Contact the editor listed in the category, and *nicely* admit your mistake and ask for help. If you resubmit to another category, the editors might think you're trying to spam them instead of trying to correct a mistake.
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    yeah, id agree with peter there - at the end of the day your only human and theyll understand it was just a silly mistake

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    I can't quote the source, but someone said that most sites submitted to DMOZ are to the wrong category.
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    Thanks for the info

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    Sending feedback to an editor should work, but if you prefer (or if the feedback to the editor doesn't give results after a reasonable amount of time), you can resubmit to the correct category. If you include a note in the description along the lines of "This site was mistakenly submitted to Somewhere/Wherever/Some_Place, but I believe this category fits better" it will be pretty clear that you're not trying to spam.

    A lot of sites are submitted to wrong categories. When this happens, they should be forwarded to the correct category, not deleted, but an inexperienced editor might hit the delete button instead.
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    Yeah I'm going to have to resubmit I think, the editor is not responding and I know he visited the website a day after I submitted because it shows in my logs.

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    How can you tell that this particular editor visited your site?
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    You can tell when an editor visits your site if they use the links from the editor section. It'll show up with the rest of your referrers.
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    Yes, but how can he tell that it was THAT editor, and not me, or Hildea?
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    Depending on how you accessed his site its quite possible he couldn't.
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    That's what I thought. Considering the number of editors in DMOZ, I don't think it's safe to assume that it was that specific editor visiting his site. Could have been, though.
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    This particular visitor came from a password protected DMOZ editor area, I would doubt that anybody else would login into their editor account and then click on a link in that account and spend several minutes looking at all the pages. It's possible I suppose but not very likly.


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