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hamsterdance
08-08-2005, 10:06 AM
Just thought I'd stick a note in here to say that I've submitted a formal request that oilpastelsociety.com be listed by Open Directory. Specifically in the Arts>Visual Arts>Painting>Organizations category.

I debated on whether to submit to the Arts>Visual Arts>Drawing category but finally decided Painting was probably a better fit. However, the OD volunteer has the right to override my decision and may place it somewhere else or refuse the submission altogether. It could take from two weeks to several months for them to add it.

For those who don't know the Open Directory Project is a loose organization of volunteers trying to create the largest user-friendly directory of interesting websites in the world. All search engines include Open Directory in their sites. For example, if you use Google, click More then Directory. Essentially it's Open Directory just rebranded with the Google name. Yahoo, Alta Vista, Ask Jeeves, etc all do the same.

I'm hoping this might increase awareness of the OPS and oil pastels in general.

Here's the original Open Directory Project (http://dmoz.org/about.html) site.

And here's (http://www.google.com/Top/Arts/Visual_Arts/Painting/Organizations/) where the Society will be listed on Google's OD page - assuming it's accepted.

CarlyHardy
08-08-2005, 11:00 PM
Thanks so much! This is super and I hope it does increase the Society's exposure for other oil pastel artists who haven't found us yet :)
carly