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Apply and wait....... wait....... (editors needed)

I've been trying to list a site in the ODP, and get anxious about the note at the bottom that says "This category needs an editor". If as is the case I have to go up about 3 levels to find an editor, isn't this going to make review of the site unlikely?

I submitted an application to be an editor 14 days ago along with my listing but I have not heard anything on that either. I would be willing to help out with a few categories under Warfare_and_Conflict. I am big Weapons follower. I know many girls are not into that type of thing but I really enjoy following the advancements in technology.

The category I submitted to was:
/Society/Issues/Warfare_and_Conflict/Weapons/Hardware/

The site was www.secretweapon.com

I thank you for your attention,
Lisa

Hope I can help out :/images/dmoz/purplegrin.gif
 

Your site will get reviewed it might just take a little longer if there is no listed editor. A friendly email to an editor up the tree might help.

It could take as long as a month before your application is reviewed. You'll get an email when it is reviewed.
 

enarra

Meta/kMeta
Curlie Meta
Joined
Feb 28, 2002
Advice for getting accepted as an editor

Actually it is completely possible that one wouldn't get an e-mail if their application to be an editor was denied. Sending a rejection letter is the meta's choice. My best advice to you at this point, is to read the editor guidelines, a public document, that can help you learn what we're looking for in a description. You can find that document here: https://curlie.org/guidelines.html . It's quite long, the most relevant section for someone just looking to become an editor is the "Describing Sites" section. My other advice is to only apply for a category with less than 100 sites. Sometimes new editors are accepted to larger areas, but sticking under 100 sites in that first category is a big plus.

Lastly, since you submitted your site to that category, be sure to be completely honest about that fact, and perhaps supply 2-3 URLs other than your own to show us that you're interested in helping the directory not just your site. /images/icons/wink.gif

Goodluck! And don't hesitate to apply again at this point.
 

Khym_Chanur

Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2002
Re: Apply and wait....... wait....... (editors nee

<blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr><p>Quoth lisa:
If as is the case I have to go up about 3 levels to find an editor, isn't this going to make review of the site unlikely?<p><hr></blockquote>It depends upon how big of a backlog that editor has. An editor who edits a single category might have more of a backlog than an editor who edits lots of categories that are 3 levels down (or more) from the main category they edit.
 

Re: Apply and wait....... wait....... (editors nee

The editor list may appear to be three or more above your submission because editors do a lot of editing down in the tree, but do not list themselves as editor. The higher editor is working as fast as he/she can through the unreviewed. But, they are like the stack of hats! As sites are reviewed, I think two more are submitted! Best wishes for being accepted as an editor.
 

Re: Advice for getting accepted as an editor

Enarra (as always) has offered you some sound advice. What I also suggest is look at the category you have applied for and try and follow the examples of the descriptions written.
 
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