---- A new Search Engine - What would you want from it?
jmccormac - 5:17 am on Jun 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
Going back to the old days of "add a site" is a good idea.
It is likely to be heavily spammed.
a "Report Spam" button against each item
This is a major problem with building such a search engine - relying on the user to detect spam. It is not a good way of handling things because some of the content that can end up in a blind crawl search may be potentially illegal.
What I have in mind is more a network of directory sites with a common data format and some interchange mechanisms.
Something like ODP's RDF format? Again the issue of who makes money from all this arises.
What most people do not see with the web is that it changes from day to day. Thousands of domains drop and thousands more are registered. One of the biggest issues with DMOZ was that it had no ability to self-clean its index. Domains that were in DMOZ were often dropped and reregistered. They remained there despite often no longer having the original content or owner. This kind of thing also affects SEs.