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Discussion in 'Directories' started by joeychgo, Dec 3, 2004.

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    Why do directories that use ODP data never seem to update? That is so irritating. Sites are added to dmoz daily, and sites shut down all the time as well. I lothe using a directory that hasnt updated in 6 months -
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    joeychgo, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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  2. flawebworks

    flawebworks Tech Services

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    Probably because it's a pain in the butt to update.
     
    flawebworks, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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    They do. Maybe you just came across wrong directories.
     
    harver, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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    joeychgo Notable Member

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    one of the directories is even owned by someone from here
     
    joeychgo, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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    larysmith711 Notable Member

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    Some of those directories people have and don't do much with.

    It is not there priority. (note, I do not own a dmoz clone, but know a few poeple that do)
     
    larysmith711, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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    nevetS Evolving Dragon

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    I've considered a dmoz mirror, but it's too much of a pain in the butt to accomplish. There are no free scripts out there that are reliable, at least that I found. So that means you have to write your own and then figure out why it crashed if it did. I imagine that there are plenty of people out there in the same boat.
     
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    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    Hi Nevets,

    Firstly, most directories do update. Very few actually bother with a full mirror of the DMOZ dataset. Instead, they grab the data as each request arrives, either from a local cache, or from the dmoz site if not in the local cache.

    I've not had any problems with phpodp. It is free by the way (for all intents and purposes) and seems simple enough.

    Have you had problems with phpodp ?

    Cheers,

    JL
     
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    >I imagine that there are plenty of people out there in the same boat.

    There are probably around ~4000 DMOZ clones out there that disagree with you.
     
    Birdie, Dec 4, 2004 IP