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Sites that are primarily selling antiques will not be accepted here. Please submit those entries to Shopping/Antiques_and_Collectibles.
An antique refers to any item of furniture, work of art or decorative object that is esteemed for its value due to its rarity, condition, utility or other unique feature. An item may be considered an antique if it is at least 100 years old, or according to U.S. customs laws, created or produced before 1830.

This category contains sites targeted to the audio hobbyist or enthusiast. Manufacturer sites as well as those selling audio products and services are not listed here. Submitting such sites will to this category will significantly delay the review of your site.

If your site does not fit the definition of Recreation: Audio, use the following guide to help you find the correct category:

DO NOT submit sites related to music, including bands and artists, media production or record labels, and related material.

DO NOT submit sites unless they are written in English.

Recreation: Audio is a category that contains sites for the audio hobbyist and enthusiast. This is more about the technology, and not about music. Sites listed herein generally provided information, news and resources for the hobbyist or audiophile, and provides this information for public use without any intent to profit financially from the information or material provided. This category does NOT list sites related to individual bands, musicians, equipment manufacturers, online shopping, or retailers.
READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR SITE!

Please try and find the most specific subcategory that your site would be suited to. This will help our editors get your site listed as quickly as possible.

Sites devoted to a particular make or model of car should be submitted to that car manufacturer''s category in Recreation/Autos/Makes and Models.

Personal sites about cars in general, or older model cars should be submitted to a suitable subcategory of Recreation/Autos/Enthusiasts.

Auto dealership sites should be submitted to the proper location in Regional. Dealership links will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation/Autos.

If your site is selling products online, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping/Vehicles. Such sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation/Autos.

Manufacturer sites that don''t offer direct sales of products should be submitted to appropriate subcategories of Business/Industries/Manufacturing/Automotive. Such sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation/Autos.

Manufacturer sites that also offer direct sales of products should be submitted to proper subcategories of Shopping/Vehicles. Such sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation/Autos.

Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World. Non-English sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation/Autos.

Find various categories pertaining to automobiles.
Sites that mainly cater for maintenance and repair of commercial aircraft should be sent to the Repairs and Maintenance category.

Sites of aircraft manufacturers should be sent to the appropriate sub category in the Manufacturers area.

This category is intended for sites dealing with general aviation as a recreational, sporting pastime. The top level category is used only for sites that deal with all aspects of aviation. Sites dealing with a particular aspect of aviation, piloting etc. should be submitted to the appropriate category or the next level up if no suitable category exists.
The top level of Recreation/Birding is used only for sites that deal with birding on a worldwide basis. Sites dealing with a particular country or state should be suggested to the appropriate category or the next level up if no suitable category exists.

Sites related to birding holidays or tours should be suggested to Recreation/Travel/Specialty_Travel/Ecotourism/Birding.

Sites dealing with birds as pets go to the appropriate subcategory of Recreation/Pets/Birds.

Please suggest sites related to the scientific field of ornithology to Science/Biology/Zoology/Chordates/Ornithology.

Sites dealing with a particular group of birds go to the appropriate subcategory of Science/Biology/Flora_and_Fauna/Animalia/Chordata/Aves.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Sites dealing with birding - the hobby of observing wild birds. Birding includes the activities of finding birds, identifying birds, counting birds, photographing birds, making lists of bird species, feeding backyard birds, observing bird behavior, reporting on bird sightings, reporting on bird-finding trips, and talking about birds.

To avoid delay in listing, please review prior to submission.

Submit websites once to the most relevant category. Multiple submissions or careless submissions will slow the process.
Review the Recreation: Boating sub-topic descriptions to find the most appropriate category for submissions. Find the lowest level category appropriate to the site being submitted.

Any adult material or illegal topics will not be listed in Recreation. These should be submitted to the proper Adult category.

Descriptions should include specific information of the unique qualities and features of the site contents. Avoid advertising hype, overuse of capitalization, and emphatic punctuation. Do use the English language, proper grammar, and a spell-checker.

Affiliate sites, multiple URL''s for the same organization, and mirror sites are not desirable.

The ODP reserves the right to alter or replace a proposed description at any time at its sole discretion and editorial judgment.

If your site''s focus is selling boats AND lists prices, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping: Vehicles: Watercraft Sites that do not include prices should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory in Regional.

If your site is selling boating parts or accessories online, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping: Vehicles: Watercraft: Parts and Accessories.

Manufacturer sites that don''t offer direct sales of products should be submitted to appropriate subcategories of Business: Industries: Manufacturing: Water Craft. Such sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation: Boating.

Manufacturer sites that also offer direct sales of products may be submitted to proper subcategories mentioned above for sales.

Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World. Non-English sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation: Boating.

The Boating category of Recreation is intended for sites dealing with general boating as a recreational and leisure pastime. Sites are not listed directly under the Boating category, but should be submitted to the lowest appropriate category under Boating or the next level up, if no suitable category exists.
Please submit sites to their proper subcategory. Sites for traditional camps are organized regionally, others are listed according to specialty.

Sites for campgrounds should be sent to the proper regional area of Recreation/Outdoors/Camping/Campgrounds.

In its purest form, camp is a sustained experience which provides a creative, educational opportunity in group living in the outdoors. It utilizes trained leadership and the resources of the natural surroundings to contribute to each camper's mental, physical, social, and spiritual growth. While often referred to as summer camp, this experience exists in a number of different programs that are offered by camps on a year-round basis. These include programs that serve youth, adults, and seniors in day and resident camps and conference centers. These programs may be sponsored by agencies, religious organizations, or independent operators.
Sites in English please. Sites that do not contain substantial English content must be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Sites should be of general climbing interest, relating to multiple climbing disciplines (i.e. bouldering, aid climbing) and multiple climbing locations. For more specific climbing sites, please find the appropriate subcategory for submission.

Mozilla climbing mountain Sites of general climbing interest covering multiple climbing disciplines.
Acceptable sites should contain original content pertaining to the acquisition, display, identification, and conservation of these items that would be useful or of interest to collectors of the item. For quick review please search through the subcategories to find the correct placement of your site.

All sites which offer products and collectibles for sale should be submitted to Shopping/Antiques_and_Collectibles. Commercial sites will not be accepted in this category.

This category is about the activity of grouping together items that are related to one another by a finite group of criteria. (i.e. collecting) Items can be man made objects, like coins or stamps, or they may be items found in nature like sea shells or sand. Included in this category is information about the acquisition, display, identification, and conservation of these collections.
This category is ONLY for sites that don''t fit into any of the listed subcategories. Thus, check the subcategories first before submitting here. If you site sells any drugs, then submit it to Shopping/Recreation/Drugs/ instead of here. Such sites will NOT be listed in this branch. Submitting sites that sell drugs here will only delay the time that they are reviewed.
Recreational drugs are drugs which are taken for pleasure, rather than for a medical purpose. Some drugs are sometimes prescribed by doctors for a medical reason and are also taken without prescription by other people because they like the effect it has on them. This category covers sites about the recreational use of drugs. Health: Pharmacy: Drugs and Medications lists sites about drugs, medications, and herbal health products taken for medical reasons.
Recreation/Food is only for sites with an informational focus.

Please submit the site to the one most appropriate category. Failure to do so will most likely result in the submission being deleted.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
If the site is about a restaurant, catering service or *any* business which is not selling products online, please submit the site to the proper location in Regional. Such sites submitted here WILL BE DELETED WITHOUT REVIEW..

If the main purpose of the site is to sell products online, please suggest the URL in Shopping:Food. Such sites will NOT be listed in Recreation/Food, and most likely will be deleted without review.

If the site is providing recipes or cooking instructions, please submit it to Home: Cooking.

Reserved for sites which detail the history, humor, etc., of food.
READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING A SITE!

Please try to find the most specific subcategory for the site. This will help our editors get the site reviewed as quickly as possible.

If the site is selling products, please submit it to the proper subcategory of Shopping/Recreation/Guns. Such sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation/Guns.

Manufacturer sites that don''t offer direct sales of products should be submitted to appropriate subcategories of Business/Consumer Goods and Services/Firearms . Such sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation/Guns.

Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World. Non-English sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation/Guns.

There is currently no description created for this category.
Please ensure you choose the CORRECT category to submit to. Submissions in inappropriate categories will be deleted. Please do NOT submit weblogs into this category, instead go to Society/People/Personal_Homepages and find the correct category there.
Jokes, gags, funny stories, and parodies, this category contains everything and anything intended to make you laugh.

To avoid delay in listing, please review prior to submission.

Do not submit web sites to the main Recreation/Kites category unless you cannot find an appropriate sub category.

Submit websites ONLY ONCE to the most relevant category. Multiple submissions or careless submissions will slow the process.

Descriptions should include specific information of the unique qualities and features of the site contents. Avoid advertising hype, overuse of capitalization, and emphatic punctuation.

Affiliate sites, multiple URL''s for the same organization, and mirror sites are not desirable.

Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World. Non-English sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Recreation/Kites.

The ODP reserves the right to alter or replace a proposed description at any time at its sole discretion and editorial judgment.

This category is for sites about kites, kite flying, and kite design, and contains all sorts of non-commercial sites for people who enjoy kites as a hobby. It also links to Shopping, manufacturing, and distributors categories for those wishing to buy kites or kitesurfing equipment and those who are involved in the kite industry.
Please submit sites of individuals and groups who are publishing their own collections and knife making work, publishing newsletters and other periodicals on knife collecting and making, or that are associations of knife collectors and knife makers. Wholesalers, resellers, and affiliates should submit under Shopping/Recreation/Knives or Shopping/Recreation/Outdoors/Hunting/Knives/
This category includes individuals and groups who collect knives as a hobby, who make knives as a hobby, and who provide information on the subject of knives and knife-making.
Sites in this category are organized by the historical region where the historic event occurred, i.e. by the group''s topic. This does not always match their physical location.

Example:
A group in England reenacting the American Revolution should be filed under North_America/United_States/Revolutionary_War.

Living History is the reenactment of times past via the reproduction of daily living and the activities therein - including wars, games, faires, artisans, and first-person interpretations - through historic research, period garb, and the use of an era's common tools and objects. It is used as both a means of educating others and remembering the times in which our ancestors lived.
Please check carefully that the site is suitable for this category. Suggesting to the wrong category may result in considerable delay.
Sites about recreational activities around locks, from collecting to picking, also known as "Locksport".
Please submit only sites dealing with models and model building in this category.

Sites selling models and related related products should be listed under Shopping:Recreation_and_Hobbies:Models, or a specialized sub-category.

General information about collecting models should be listed under Recreation: Collecting: Models.

Recreation: Models is a group dedicated to model building, of all sorts. This includes scale models, model railroading, remote-controlled (R/C) craft, and any other models built for recreational or entertainment value. Please do not submit to this section if your site is not of this type.
Commercial sites should be submitted to Shopping/Vehicles/Motorcycles".
This category is for websites that emphasize the recreational side of motorcycling.

Nudism/Naturism is the pursuit of non-sexual nude recreation. Sites with any sexual content or links to sites with sexual content will not be listed here.

Recreation: refreshment of strength and spirits after work; also : a means of refreshment or diversion. Nudism: the practice of going nude especially in sexually mixed groups and during periods of time spent at specially secluded places. Seems simple enough. The sites listed here should in some fashion fall into both of the above descriptions. These sites feature a natural and healthy expression of the human body and emotion... a lifestyle... Due to the large number of hardcore sites being submitted to this category they will no longer be forwarded to Adult but will be deleted. .
Please DO NOT submit your site to the top level of Recreation/Outdoors unless your site is about all aspects of outdoor recreation.

If your site is about one activity, please find the category devoted to it and submit your site there. For example, submit fishing sites to the most appropriate subcategory in Recreation/Outdoors/Fishing.

Any site offering information only of interest to people within a local area, please submit your site to that location''s Recreation and Sports subcategory in Regional.

Please submit your travel sites to the proper subcategory in Recreation/Travel and NOT to Recreation/Outdoors. Thank you.

This is where sites that cover all aspects of outdoor recreation are listed.
If your site is for people in a particular country or area, please look in Regional for the proper location.

If your site contains "adult" material, please look in Adult for the proper place to submit.

If you have a product or service to sell, please submit it to Shopping.

Please note: We do not list all party resources here. Many party resources are of a local nature and should be listed within the Regional section of the directory.

Resources in languages other than English should be submitted to the proper language category in World.

Thank you.

This category is for sites about parties and provides resources for those planning to have one.
This category is for sites in English or with substantial English content.
Sites in other languages should be submitted to the appropriate language category in World/
Sites with versions in two or more languages may be listed in the categories for each language.

Sites offering online consumer sales of pet-related merchandise should be submitted to the appropriate breed/species category under Shopping/Pets

Commercial sites will only be listed if they include substantial non-commercial content.

Recreation/Pets/Animal_Assisted_Therapy is for sites dealing with the concepts and methodologies of this field or for national organizations. Local groups should submit their sites to the appropriate Regional/ locality.

Breeders'' sites should consist of more than just contact information.

Recreation/Pets/Sitters_and_Walkers is for informational sites only about the practice of professional animal caretakers. Services should submit their sites to the appropriate Regional/ locality.

Recreation/Pets/Travel is for sites about traveling with pets. Transportation agencies and boarding facilities should not be submitted here.
Recreation/Pets/Travel/Transportation is for pet transportation and quarantine sites.

Boarding facilities should submit their sites to the appropriate Regional/ local category.

Pet sitters, small-animal trainers and other local businesses or groups that provide pet services on a strictly local basis and are primarily of local interest should submit their sites to the appropriate Regional/ local category.

Pet health sites with content of a general nature or diseases, conditions and treatments should be submitted to Health/Animal/Pets

Veterinarian practices may submit to Regional/ and Health/Animal/Veterinary_Medicine/Veterinarians

Pet franchises should submit their sites to Business/

The Pets category contains websites with information about the creatures that live with us as companion animals.

The sites listed in Recreation/Pets are primarily informational in nature.

The first sub-area of Pets consists of categories that are species specific. Listed within each species category are sites dealing with species-specific breed information, clubs, forums, general and personal interest pages.

The second sub-area of Pets consists of categories, which address the relationship that pets in general have with us. Websites within this area are not species specific and usually address more than one species of pet.
Resources is a general pet interest subcategory.

The third sub-area of Pets is for Chats and Forums that discuss pet concerns and species-specific Organizations devoted to pets.

This category is for sites in English or with substantial English content.

Some sites involving pets are not listed in Recreation/Pets but are listed in other areas of the directory:

For example:
Shopping/Pets - Online stores and other sites focusing on online sales
Business/Consumer_Goods_and_Services/Pet_Supplies - Manufacturers and distributors of products for pets
Regional/(country)/(locality) - Individual animal organizations, veterinary practices, boarding facilities, local businesses
Health/Animal/Pets - Sites dealing with diseases, conditions and treatments
Health/Animal/Veterinary_Medicine/Veterinarians - Individual veterinary practices within the appropriate locality

Additional related categories include:
Arts/Visual_Arts/Genres/Pets
Business/Consumer_Goods_and_Services/Pet_Supplies
Business/Healthcare/Animal_Health/Pets
Home/Consumer_Information/Pets
Society/Issues/Animal_Welfare/Pets

Check the "See also:" listings for other areas of the Directory, which list sites addressing other aspects of pet concerns.

Please also refer to: Where should I submit my website about animals? Or, where will I find the animal topic I am looking for?

Sites submitted to this category should have facilities to:
  • View pictures
  • Submit pictures
  • Rank or score images; best / most attractive first
  • Filter out adult content

Sites with adult content should be submitted to the Adult category.

Sites which break the "best/most attractive first" rule should be submitted to Recreation/Picture_Ratings/Parodies

Pictures do not have to be of humans. Pet and car ranking are okay. However novelty categories (such as poo or riced up cars) should go in the Parodies category.

Picture ratings sites typically allow visitors to view pictures and give a rating. The web site keeps tally of the ratings and the results are also displayed alongside the picture.

Some sites offer head-to-head ratings; where two or more images are displayed simultaneously and the user is required to select the best.

Other features often include a facility to add comments, contact the submitter and view a profile of the submitter, and lists of new, hot or ugly pictures.

Very few sites will meet the criteria for listing in this category. Please submit sites to the most appropriate category. Failure to do so will unnecessarily delay the site being reviewed and added to the directory.

Where to submit:

  • Sites with no English content should be submitted to World.
  • Online stores should be submitted to the appropriate category of Shopping.
  • Sites about aspects of the entertainment radio industry, including Internet broadcasts, talk radio, and radio personalities, should be submitted to the appropriate category of Arts: Radio.
  • Sites of retailers and manufacturers should be submitted to a subcategory in Business.
  • Sites of businesses, including public broadcast radio stations, may also submit to their locality in Regional.
  • Informational sites about amateur, shortwave, CB, family two-way radios, and scanners should be submitted to a subcategory of Recreation: Radio.

Sites covering multiple aspects of hobbyist and recreational radio use of amateur, shortwave, CB, and family two-way radios and scanners.
Please do not submit roadway construction contractor websites here - those should be submitted to Business: Construction and Maintenance: Commercial Contractors: Civil and Roadworks .

Submit sites with photographs taken from the road, but not of the road, to Recreation: Travel: Travelogues or one of its subcategories.

This category contains sites on all aspects of roads and highways that are of particular interest to road enthusiasts, and others interested in road travel and navigation.
Welcome Scouters and other Submitters

Sites must be in English or have significant English content. Sites in other languages should be submitted to the appropriate World (Language) category.

Topical Scouting Sites
The Scouting category has been divided into various topical sub-categories. Please consult the Directory sub-categories for an appropriate subject when submitting a subject oriented site.

International Scouting Organizations should be submitted to: Organizations sub-category.

National, regional and local council sites; Group, and Section sites:
Step ONE
consult the sub-category listings under Organizations
Step TWO,
Listed Scouting Associations
If the Scouting association to which your group belongs is listed please submit your site to the appropriate sub-category.
Unlisted Scouting Associations
If the Scouting association to which your group belongs is not yet listed under Organizations then select the country listed under Organizations and submit it to that Country sub category. If neither the Organization nor the Country is listed as a sub-category of Organizations then submit the site to:
Regional under the appropriate Geographic Area or Country

If you do not know where your site belongs submit it to this top category and we will find the proper placement.
The Scouters of the 1st ODP Troop thank you for your submission
Scouting is a world-wide non-formal educational movement for young people founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell. From its modest beginning at his experimental camp comprised of 22 youth held on Brownsea Island in August of 1907 there has developed the largest youth organization in the world. Membership today stands at some 25 million Scouts and 10 million Guides and Girl Scouts.
Scouting aims to develop the mental, moral and physical capabilities of youth through a progressive program emphasizing outdoor activities. Scouting is well regarded for introducing young people to environmental issues, outdoor skills, community service projects, and co-operative activities. Scouting is a team that works on the patrol system and as such is a uniformed organization with a Promise and Law.

The Scout Motto:
BE PREPARED
Please submit only parks which feature a combination of amusement rides or water attractions with go karts, miniature golf, laser tag, arcades, etc. Parks which feature mainly miniature golf should be submitted to the Miniature Golf category, kart courses should be submitted to Karting, paintball fields to Paintball, laser clubs to Laser Games.

Please submit entries in the following form:
Title: Title of park or web site
Description: Site includes hours of operations, photographs, and park history. [City, State, Country]
Note: Country can be omitted for parks in the United States.

In general, amusement center sites may be listed both in the appropriate Recreation: Theme Parks subcategory and the appropriate locality in Regional.

Traditionally, a theme park is a place to go to. Guests (customers) of a theme park attend in order to experience some element of recreation in a setting which is oriented around a motif or theme. Themes range from simple (amusement or child's play) to elaborate (Greek myth). Some offer accommodations within the park, others are open days only. Many parks are seasonal. Some are really only fun in the evening when the lights come on.
NOTICE: Recreation/Tobacco is for informational sites ONLY. Tobacco products for sale should be listed in a proper sub-category of Shopping_Tobacco.
This category is for sites about the recreational use of tobacco. Note that there are other related categories for health and business issues.
Few sites, if any, will be listed in this category. Please sumbit your listing to a more specific topic.

Submitting your site to the wrong category will delay your listing in the directory.


To speed the review of your site and its listing in the directory, please go to /Recreation/Trains and Railroads and use the add request form in the most appropriate category.
Non-commercial sites relating to full-size trains and railroads.
This category lists only comprehensive travel resources. All other sites should be listed in a more specific subcategory.
  • Multiple submissions of the same site or multiple sites for the same business is abuse and against guidelines.
  • Travel agents, tour operators, and travel providers may be considered for a maximum of one listing within the Recreation/Travel subcategories.
  • Sites for all lodging establishments (including hotels, motels, inns, resorts, vacation rentals, bed and breakfast establishments, and hostels) will be listed once in the Lodging category for the city or town where they are located. Please submit such sites directly to the most specific category, starting here: Recreation/Travel/Lodging.
  • Personal travel accounts with significant narrative content should be submitted to the Recreation/Travel/Travelogues category and its subcategories.
Submitting to the correct category will speed the listing of your site. For more information, please see ODP Travel Guidelines.
Recreation/Travel lists sites which:
  1. Engage in the business of travel, whether it be direct travel providers (airlines, hotels, etc.), tour operators, or travel agents. Such sites may be considered for a maximum of one listing in Recreation/Travel categories.
  2. Offer personal travel accounts (primarily in Recreation/Travel/Travelogues)
  3. Offer travel tips and advice.
This category is for sites about whips, their care, and how to crack a whip.
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