- The sub-category should match the first letter of your title (ex: Doe, John - Thoughtful Musings would submit under 'D').
- See how other sites are listed in this category, specifically under which sub-category they're listed.
- The URL is the full internet address (ex: http://www.jdoe.com/ ).
- If the root URL (ex: http://www.jdoe.com/) does not lead to your site, you may list the specific page (ex: http://www.jdoe.com/splashpage2.htm).
- The title should be your name in the format 'Last Name, First Name' (ex: Doe, John).
- If you would like to include a visible site-wide title, place it after your name in the format 'Last Name, First Name - Title' (ex: Doe, John - Thoughtful Musings).
- See how other sites are listed in this category, specifically their title.
- The description will be written in English with a maximum of 30 words.
- Do not include characteristics that will quickly become outdated (ex: age, location, job).
- Do not include promotional language (ex: coolest, best, most popular).
- Generally, the description should be based upon the main features of your site (ex: profile, weblog, photos, poetry, essays on homophobia, etc.)
- See how other sites are listed in this category, specifically their description.
Sites with adult content which is not of an educational, informative, or artistic nature should be submitted to the appropriate category in Adult.
The Open Directory Project is not like other directories or search engines. Our goal is to provide visitors with high quality web sites, not necessarily a high quantity. If your web site does not meet our basic standards it will not be entered into the directory.