bull - 6:17 pm on Jan 9, 2005 (gmt 0)
Is DMOZ becoming less relevant
While the first poster's text itself speaks of DMOZ relevance measured by a numerical value called PR, it seems to be more appropriate to talk about the ODP relevance for its users. Several cateogories I watch have not been updated for months, in some cases years. Many of these categories still contain dead or outdated links to sites that were eligible for inclusion in the nineties, but do not seem to be appropriate today any more, while other new relevent sites are not listed. Relevance for a human-edit directory for humans should be: list the best sites for a given topic (=category). The number of sites in a directory has nothing to do with relevancy and is secondary. With regard to the ever-growing number of total internet sites, a limited volunteer-based directory like DMOZ today cannot provide relevancy for its users especially in deeper categories any more without getting more able editors.