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Can we together start a big directory like Dmoz? (All directory owners)

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Freewebspace, Nov 30, 2006.

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Can we together start a Big Open directory like Dmoz

  1. yes

    52 vote(s)
    37.4%
  2. no

    61 vote(s)
    43.9%
  3. feasible with soem modifications

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  1. #1
    Since Dmoz is down and out I have decided that we directory owners all

    together can start a Big directory like Dmoz,Since Dmoz is down and out

    And also Dmoz s functioning is plagued by some corrupt editors and some irresponsible editing

    But the main thing is that directory should not run on a database I have

    sorted it out

    and I think that the project is feasible and All the directory ownersat DP can


    come together as editors and they can also make a good amount of

    money by some revenue sharing and displaying ads

    What all you think of ?Are you interested in it?

    Just post your reply here



    Also Dmoz was started on 1998 when the Internet was at the nascent stage

    but now the Internet has grown by leaps and bounds so Dmoz should be

    definitely replaced?agree with me
     
    Freewebspace, Nov 30, 2006 IP
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  2. EveryQuery

    EveryQuery Well-Known Member

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    #2
    OK buddy, put down the pipe and slowly step away from the keyboard.
     
    EveryQuery, Nov 30, 2006 IP
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  3. marcel

    marcel Well-Known Member

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    #3
    It can be done PortProphecy.

    Someone needs to be behind it... someone in charge. Just be in charge and do it, don't ask for permission :)

    You also need goodies like for example
    - A toolbar ?
    - Free download of the data ? in SQL or CSV
    - add your idea here
     
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  4. ! Ask !

    ! Ask ! Peon

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    #4
    Forget it, after 1 year would be the same as Dmoz, corrupted editors, wild editing, long waiting time.

    The only business model that scales is a paid directory like yahoo! Community free directories work well till they start to get big and important.
     
    ! Ask !, Nov 30, 2006 IP
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  5. marcel

    marcel Well-Known Member

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    #5
    There is a simple solution to that, just charge up front.


     
    marcel, Nov 30, 2006 IP
  6. irka

    irka Well-Known Member

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    #6
    PP you're so right on that,

    LOL, Freewebspace my hero!
    Why we need another DMOZ?! Aren't we learn from our mistakes?

    My advice is: http://www.wikipedia.org is taking over :D so we don't need you :D
     
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    shenron Notable Member

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    #7
    I'm with ask here... The only way to go here is payed, so let's make a payed dmoz :p
     
    shenron, Nov 30, 2006 IP
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    GFX^^ Well-Known Member

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    #8
    I was thinking in the same thing :) count me in :)
     
    GFX^^, Nov 30, 2006 IP
  9. joeychgo

    joeychgo Notable Member Premium Member

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    #9
    Who do I have to be buddies with so I can actually get my sites listed? Or will this be a strictly "cash under the table to editors" type deal Like DMOZ?
     
    joeychgo, Nov 30, 2006 IP
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    bacanze Peon

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    #10
    Yeah great idea, im in, btw sheron love the new avatar, guess your a DBZ fan
     
    bacanze, Nov 30, 2006 IP
  11. Freewebspace

    Freewebspace Notable Member

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    #11

    You see I am seriously talking about it not its joke

    I do know whether some one come with me or not for taking on Dmoz

    I am going to definitely start a Open directory like Dmoz

    with these features

    1)No corruption will be allowed

    2)I will be in incharge as the cheif editor and monitor the addition of listings round the clock

    3)Guranteed review within 24 hours for just $6 would be provided and it would be reviewed personally by me

    4)And this revenue will be shared among the editors in the form of 3:2:1
    3- for me
    2- for editors
    1-hosting

    5) and also editors will be allowed to put their own ads or banners on their categories

    these are my ideas

    This will be also a free directory at the same time Its data can be used by all others

    ad this data would be provided in the form of html pages instead of RDF dump
     
    Freewebspace, Nov 30, 2006 IP
  12. gford

    gford Peon

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    #12
    This does exist:

    http://isedn.org/

    and your directory can make $$$ while doing it.
     
    gford, Nov 30, 2006 IP
  13. JohnScott

    JohnScott Smart Marketing

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    I tried doing it but the coding was a bit much. Went through four coders in a year and never ended up with a directory that allowed individual category editors.
     
    JohnScott, Nov 30, 2006 IP
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    Freewebspace Notable Member

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    #14
    John,

    It s only html pages I would be creating it with basic html pages(but would have some standarad design) for around 490,000 categories

    also my directory would not run on a database

    10,000 categories would be in world section and other categories would be for regional listings

    It would be easy once I finish 10,000 categories
     
    Freewebspace, Nov 30, 2006 IP
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    Jasonb Well-Known Member

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    i'd like to see how this turns out :) If it does happen. Dmoz is doing my head in. My site still hasnt been accepted :(
     
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  16. Freewebspace

    Freewebspace Notable Member

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    Thats what I am saying here directory owners can automatically can join as editors

    though the html pages and structure of the directory has been sorted out ,I am just looking for a webhost who could provied me with some large bandwidth

    and I am also trying to sort out the way how the lsitings could be added and reviewed as these are static html pages and I am thinking of FTP as a possible soution
     
    Freewebspace, Nov 30, 2006 IP
  17. marcel

    marcel Well-Known Member

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    #17
    just start small...
     
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  18. ! Ask !

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    #18
    Are you on eating "Hallucinogenic Mushrooms"?
    Please save us from these Hallucinogenic ideas, from your previous directories we all see that you are on the route to successes in making the next Dmoz.

    But if you want to try it just go ahead, and keep us informed.
     
    ! Ask !, Nov 30, 2006 IP
  19. jessecooper

    jessecooper Peon

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    lol thats quite funny
     
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  20. britishguy

    britishguy Prominent Member

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    ROFL an absolute classic PortProphecy

    But very true:)
     
    britishguy, Nov 30, 2006 IP
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