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AllyCat

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Aug 4, 2003
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

Should I just keep my mouth shut until after the next update? ;) I wish I had access to find out what's already been edited, but alas, I do not. One of these days I'll get around to polishing my application - until then I'm just a member. LOL
 

hutcheson

Curlie Meta
Joined
Mar 23, 2002
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

Well, I admit if I were you, I'd get frustrated about this time and go work on something else until the databases were more up-to-date. But so long as you keep reporting them, we'll keep checking them. And in the meantime you're at least building a reputation for accurate reports.
 

uzs980

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Jul 7, 2002
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

You still haven't caught us. The editor of that category noticed the change on August 2nd and deleted the site listing.

Your next try please. (And thank you, though.)

Robert
 
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lfking

Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here ONLY

Mr. Tipton or other ODP editor:

Colorado Marriages and Divorces Search website at
CO Marriages and Divorces (http://www.quickinfo.net/madi/comadi.html)
is no longer available.

It's still listed in the Open Directory at Open Directory Vital Records Listing
(https://curlie.org/Society/Law/Legal_Information/Legal_Practice/Resources/Public_Records/Vital_Records/.)

This site comes up FIRST in general searching for a number of Colorado Divorce terms and sort of gives ODP, as a research resource, a "bad name" as out-of-date.

Thank you for your review and assistance!

Sincerely,

Larry
 

hutcheson

Curlie Meta
Joined
Mar 23, 2002
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

Thanks for the report. It was listed (twice, as it turns out.) It is gone now.

Note that during our server upgrades the public pages aren't showing the latest data, and of course search indexes update on their own schedule. The site may have other links to it, and may remain high in Google's index even after the ODP links are gone. So you may not see any difference for awhile yet. But at least our database is updated.
 
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lfking

Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

Thank you for such prompt assistance!
Larry
 

bobrat

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Apr 15, 2003
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

Maybe you should work on your editor application - being detective is part of editing :)
 

AllyCat

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Aug 4, 2003
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

I'm taking my time on my application - my first (and only) application, I didn't take enough time to perfect it and got declined - don't want to do that again! :)
 

totalxsive

Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2002
Location
Yorkshire, UK
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

Thanks. The site it points to was already listed in the parent category, so it has been deleted.
 

tuisp

DMOZ Meta/kMeta
Curlie Meta
Joined
Apr 3, 2002
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

Thanks :)

When I looked at the cat, those two had already been taken care of.
 

suzy1212

Editall/Catmv
Joined
Aug 2, 2002
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

I removed one of the duplicates. Thanks.

Suzy
 
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rankoutsider

Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

Thanks. The site it points to was already listed in the parent category, so it has been deleted.
Otherwise, a doorway page would continue to be listed by the ODP? Did an ODP editor include a "site" that upon review shows no content but an entrance to another site (also included in the ODP)? Highly doubtful. That leaves only one viable alternative: The URL in question once held real content, which was then changed by its owner for the sole purpose of pointing it to (and therefore "link enriching" it in a highly questionable manner) another URL already included in the ODP.

One of the preceding propositions must be true (again, assuming that nothing was amiss in the editor's review for inclusion of either), yet only one of the URLs will be deleted from the ODP? Since the ODP represents integrity if nothing else, why would only one site be deleted when clearly both sites have violated the spirit of the ODP?

Put simply: What is the ODP's position on such issues?

Thanks for your time; I realize you folks are volunteers.
 

brmehlman

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Nov 6, 2002
Re: Hijacks & Other Content Changes - Report Here

I can think offhand of two other more innocent possible explanations. The site may have changed for reasons having nothing to do with our listing, or it may have been included by simple editorial mistake.

Yes, we do sometimes make mistakes. If this was one, we appreciate your having called attention to it. If it's the site that changed, we appreciate your pointing out that the second listing was no longer appropriate.

Thanks much for the help.
 
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