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Discussion in 'Becoming an Editor' started by Ghufran, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    Hello Administrators,
    Sorry if i disturbed you, but i just had a couple of questions.

    My first question is,
    . How are you today?


    My second question is,
    . I have successfully submitted my form a few days back, i have read all the Guidelines, and FAQ's ( Frequently asked questions ), I certainly do know it may take time and 'there is no guarantee,' you may or may not receive an email back, so i would just like to know if you have any knowledge of the status of my application ( Username Ghufran )? If not, no problem at all, but i will still thank you for your time.

    Kind regards,
    Ghufran Memon.
  2. mauri

    mauri Moderator DMOZ Meta

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  3. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    @MAURI.

    Sir,
    Thank you so much for the heads up, i certainly did not read this thread.

    @ Admins

    Please ignore this thread as fourteen days have not passed.

    Regards,
    Ghufran
  4. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    When i go on,

    Resource-Zone> General Discussion> Becoming an Editor

    It says "Forum Guidelines - READ BEFORE POSTING"


    But when i click on it, a blank page appears.
    I'm guessing the link kind fully given by Mauri, is the same, as the thread topic suggests.

    Regards,
    Ghufran Memon.
  5. Elper

    Elper DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    Yes, it is one and the same thread - and it has only one post in it.
    It's stickied at the top of this Becoming an Editor forum.
    If anyone else can't see it please let us know :)
  6. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    I think it is a propagation issue, or problems with my browser.
    Now that i have read it, there would not be an issue for me.
    Kind regards.
  7. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    Hello everyone,
    Please do let me know if you have any update on my 'Editor Application process.'
    If not, no problem at all.

    Regards,
    Ghufran.
  8. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    .Here is the category i 'applied' for.
    .The Editor name i provided in the form was, 'Ghufran.'
    .The date i submitted my form was, about fourteen days ago (I guess).
  9. jimnoble

    jimnoble DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    There have never been any validated applications from 'ghufran'. If you did indeed apply under that name, then the application's email confirmation transaction was probably never completed.

    Somebody with a slightly different name requested the same category on 2011-08-26. That's just 4 days ago, not 14. [137236]

    Editors are only permitted one account here. Do not apply again until your current application has been evaluated.
  10. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    Hey Jim,

    I extremely appreciate it, for you taking out the time to reply.
    I think the problem causing the date confusion is because of the 'email confirmation,' however, i have received an email from one of your worthy editors, stating my application is rejected.
    The comments were 'This category has a lot of spam.'

    I am not disappointed at all, i just hope there was a better reason, because i was very enthusiastic about editing in that category.

    Regards.
  11. pvgool

    pvgool DMOZ Meta DMOZ Meta

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    I am prety sure there were more comments than just 'This category has a lot of spam.' No meta rejects an application with such a short statement.
    There are some subjects (categories) that atract a lot of spam, those subjects are in almost all cases not suitable for new editors. Those applicants are advised to pick another category to learn how DMOZ works. After some time, when they understand the workings of DMOZ and have chown that they are good editors, they can apply for the original category.
    This is to prevent harm to the directory and to prevent (mental) harm to the new editor.
  12. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    Hey pvgool,
    The quote you stated, is exactly what i got.
    Thanks.
  13. jimnoble

    jimnoble DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    Wrong answer :(.

    You were actually sent all this:

  14. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    Hey Jim,
    Could you clarify, if all the comments are the problems in my application.
    Isn't the the paragraph stated above the reviewers comments automated?


    Do you mind if i may ask you a question?

    Regards.
  15. jimnoble

    jimnoble DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    Without re-evaluating your application, I have no idea. Why don't you work it out for yourself?
    It's standard but a reviewer can replace it or add to it if he feels it would be useful to do so/
    In this thread, fine. Not by PM though.
  16. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    Yes Sir, i know we are not allowed messaging privately.

    I know the problem with my application was that, 'Suggesting one site, which already exists.'

    Now that i think this was the only problem, i also know, i would not be accepted as an editor in that category.

    My question is,

    Do you suggest, i resubmit a form in the same category, or will i be wasting my time? :)

    I again thank you, for taking out time to reply, to my questions.
    :)
    Good day sir.
    Regards.
  17. jimnoble

    jimnoble DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    I think you should follow the advice that you've already been given :).
  18. Ghufran

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    I would have done that sir, but i think i can do a great job, in the one i applied for before.
    I will give it a go one more time, maybe second time lucky? ;)
  19. jimnoble

    jimnoble DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    It's not luck at all.

    Your application will demonstrate your understanding of the category, your fluency in the category's language, your ability to select appropriate websites and your ability to describe them in accordance with our guidelines.

    If it succeeds in that, we'll accept you as an editor :)
  20. Ghufran

    Ghufran Editor

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    You are absolutely correct Jim.
    I feel people learn from their mistakes, and i certainly have.
    I have taken all your sincere suggestions into effect, and i thank you for devoting your time to me.

    Thanks again Jim. :)

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