I find it illuminating that when the seminal questions are asked answers either aren't forthcoming or are scarce.
This is basic stuff. I know that DMOZ "is there" but, guess what? I can't recall a time when I used it to unearth an answer or to perform research . . and it's not that I have a bad opinion about DMOZ. I think there's value in it somewhere, somehow, but as yet I have not had anyone anywhere get the idea through my thick skull "Here's when, where, why and how referring to DMOZ . . makes sense . . is a good idea . . produces the best outcome . . is the best use of time".
So, I ask again:
When does it make the most sense to use DMOZ as a resource?
What, if anything, is the ODP doing to promote that "fact"?
IF there are circumstances where "nobody does it better" then why isn't the word getting out?
IF DMOZ's volunteers believe in the essential value and merits of the project - that it's a tool that is worth the effort due to the real value is offers - then where is the message? Where are the DMOZ evangelists? Where's the buzz . . and the uptake . . and . .
[edited by: Webwork at 1:43 pm (utc) on Dec. 11, 2006]