This is not an easy club to join, but I'm not giving up!

Discussion in 'Becoming an Editor' started by Johnkobeck, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Johnkobeck

    Johnkobeck New Member

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    I have also been turned down again, for the sixth time :(
    But I'm not giving up.
    I truly want to contribute. I hope I make it this time
     
  2. pvgool

    pvgool DMOZ Meta DMOZ Meta

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    Becoming an editor is not difficult.
    Write a complete and honest application and show us that you understand the guidelines by writing decent tiltles and descriptions for 3 websites that fit in the category you are applying for (those websites should ofcourse not be listed yet).
    Being rejected is no shame, many of our current editors had to try more than once. Each rejection email will have tips about how to improve. Those tips might be in the form of a standard mail or in the form of personal comment (or a combination). Read them, read the guidelines and try again.
     
  3. Johnkobeck

    Johnkobeck New Member

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    Pvgool: Thank you for the encouragement! I recently did re-apply and I am hoping for good news this time around. The editors comments at the bottom of the rejection letters have been most helpful. It has been a learning experience.
     
  4. mellymel

    mellymel Editor

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    Good luck John! I'm also trying hard to join the club - although having been rejected in December 2011 (due to picking a category that is prone to a lot of spam). I reapplied and still haven't heard back as to whether I've been accepted or not. Just need to be patient I guess, but it is frustrating. Good luck!
     
  5. Johnkobeck

    Johnkobeck New Member

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    Mellymel I notice it takes about a week to hear back on the status of an application. When did you apply?
     
  6. Elper

    Elper DMOZ Meta RZ Admin

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    We ask you wait at least 14 days after you submit the application before requesting it's status (assuming you've heard nothing since) :)
     
  7. Johnkobeck

    Johnkobeck New Member

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    The first few times I applied I heard back rather quickly, usually within 48 hours. This last time its been almost 2 weeks (but not quite yet). I was just curious if that may mean I have passed the initial review. That raises the question; is there a second person who must finalize the application or is it one individual who revies and makes the decision. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
     
  8. pvgool

    pvgool DMOZ Meta DMOZ Meta

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    > The first few times I applied I heard back rather quickly, usually within 48 hours. This last time its been almost 2 weeks (but not quite yet).
    > I was just curious if that may mean I have passed the initial review.
    There is no initial or final review.
    > That raises the question; is there a second person who must finalize the application or is it one individual who revies and makes the decision.
    Normaly there is only one editor. But each application you make it may be another editor or the same who is doing the review.

    BTW It would be appriciated if you kept all your questions about your application in the same thread.
     
  9. Johnkobeck

    Johnkobeck New Member

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    Thank you for the reply and clearing that up!
    Will do on future questions.
     

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