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Is it possible to buy DMOZ?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by Googles76, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. dsm56

    dsm56 Active Member

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    #21
    I think we should all get together and buy it ourselves...

    Whos in...?
    SEMrush
    Ill throw in $10m of my own money ;)
     
    dsm56, Dec 15, 2005 IP
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    pagode, Dec 16, 2005 IP
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    brizzie Peon

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    #23
    There are plenty of pay directories, why would anyone want another? DMOZ is simply a different way of doing things and there is room in the market for lots of different models. It is just a guess but if someone bought DMOZ and tried to change its basic concepts the editors would start the project afresh elsewhere using the last RDF dump as the starting point.

    It is the Google connection that is at the root of most issues people have with DMOZ but that connection isn't within the DMOZ sphere of influence - the data is made freely available to all and Google pick it up as anyone else can. There would be plenty of benefits for editors if Google changed its mind on that.

    If I had the cash to buy it I would keep the basic concepts precisely as they are but redirect some of the administrative priorities to areas I think personally are important, for example work on clarifying guidelines for the benefit of editors and outsiders. I suspect this will start happening next year anyway, I would just bring it forward. I suspect there are some minor things such as email confirmation of receipt of a suggestion, outlining what it means and what happens next, that might greatly help the public image and understanding.
     
    brizzie, Dec 20, 2005 IP
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    ImBae.net Guest

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    #24
    i wouldn't buy it. their services are crap...well it's free so what can u expect. hehe
     
    ImBae.net, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    #25
    >their services are crap

    What service are they offering you?
     
    Birdie, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    #26
    Strange.
    In other thread I have read that you suggested a site to DMOZ and that you applied to become an editor.
    Why would you do this is you think DMOZ is crap?
     
    pagode, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    To list his site then leave presumably...
     
    brizzie, Dec 26, 2005 IP
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    ImBae.net Guest

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    #28
    i agree with mountainlife
     
    ImBae.net, Dec 26, 2005 IP
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