| 9:51 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Nice find. Why do that when they can talk up their own directory?
| 10:59 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Because they know that their own directory is just really a shopping directory with disregards to quality and to access meaningful sites they have to rely on ODP?
How opportunistic and ironic can that be? Funny really :-D
| 11:07 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Exceptionally odd move. Can't figure out if it's brilliant, or weak. If ODP were more together, I'd say brilliant.
Boy, those DMOZ editors are going to be busier than ever...
| 11:08 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
funny how the ODP work is "utilized" without credited for in their results page :(
| 11:11 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
We are using the title and description data in case we cannot generate any from the page or have a title and description available in the Yahoo directory.
| 11:15 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
why would they utilize a directory that has been having soo many problems in the last year. I mean its full of expired domains, 404's and many of the top sites in fields I watch are not included and have been waiting for 1.5+ years . It doesn't scream quality to me.
| 11:50 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Kevin we are only using the title and description info. So the problems you narrate are not really applicable. This is obviously a better user experience than no title and/or description.
| 11:54 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
This is not new. That text was on Inktomi.
There was a recent thread that linked to the Inktomi page that quoted that text. I bookmarked it but now that page no longer exists.
Anyway, this is a legacy Ink thing, nothing new.