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Discussion in 'General DMOZ Issues' started by jdaw1, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. jdaw1

    jdaw1 Editall

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    In a different thread I have suggested how to recover the DMOZ data. But does the world still need DMOZ?

    The internet grows by about 2 domain names per second. And the listed domains needed maintenance, even if only changes of description. Way back at the turn of the millennium editors were struggling to keep up with what then seemed to be a flood, but that now seems a mere trickle.

    Humans might do it better, but we did it too slowly. I dislike the loss of data in the end of DMOZ, but believe that the time for a human-edited directory is now in the past.
     
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  2. informator

    informator DMOZ Meta Curlie Meta

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    The data from dmoz is not lost.

    I guess we never tried to list all sites, only some good of those that existed.
     
  3. pvgool

    pvgool DMOZ Meta Curlie Meta

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    > but believe that the time for a human-edited directory is now in the past.
    That is your opinion.
    There are ex-DMOZ editors that think it to be worthwhile to continue a human edited directory.
    Only the future will tell us which opinion is correct.
     
  4. stillbuyvhs

    stillbuyvhs Editor

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    I only found out about the directory 2-3 years ago, and I found it useful.

    Looking through search engine forums people have been asking that question about ALL directories for years now. I'm going to say "yes, we still need a DMOZ and a BoTW and a JoeAnt and many others." Directories may grow more slowly than search engines, but directories allow users to get highly relevant results for general topics, and their classification systems allow users to narrow their results more quickly and specifically than even the best clustering algorithms.
     
  5. denisnelson

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    I did DMOZ for many years, enjoyed it and the chats with others :)
    I've also been at BOTW for a few years now, not as much fun as DMOZ, but at BOTW, I'm like a meta, so a much bigger playpen. Swings/Round-a-bouts. ;-D
     
  6. jdaw1

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    Good.


    Sure. If you disagree, please engage with the two-per-second problem.
     
  7. stillbuyvhs

    stillbuyvhs Editor

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    What is the two-per-second problem? Are you referring to the large number of suggestions, or something else?
     
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  9. stillbuyvhs

    stillbuyvhs Editor

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    Ah, yes. Thanks; it had been a week since I read the 1st post. Sorry!
     

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