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From Bill on 8 March '99
replying to Yo Bill posted by David A

>We resubmitted our site 5 times over the last 9 months.
>Also our site description was the recommended 15 - 20
>words or whatever, they chopped it to about 5.
>Because were all friends here I'll assume your post
>was in jest. :|

I'm going to play nice. However, your ignorance is showing.

First, if you did wait 9 months for your listing to show up, I'm
sorry. If you resubmitted the site 5 times, again, I'm sorry. But
you know what? It's not my fault.

Do yourself a favor and actually read the Yahoo! How-To. It
describes the submission process in detail. If you don't follow
their rules to the letter, you will have a hard time getting
listed. If your keywords, descriptions, whatever are blatant
ad copy they will be edited. That's Yahoo!

Personal Experience: Yahoo! would not accept a trademarked slogan
for one company I submitted. "Where music is your best friend."
They just added the page's title and left them w/o a description.
If I cried about it, it wouldn't help.

If you are not satisfied with the time it is taking to show up
in the directory, contact Yahoo! (I'm still not going to give
you the address.) Don't resubmit. It will do you no good.

Tip: Write down the EXACT date, URL and descriptions of your
submissions. For that matter, make a print-out before you hit
the submit button. If you want to use the support url for
Yahoo! you must have this information. Period.

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