lazerzubb - 10:46 am on May 20, 2002 (gmt 0) (edited by: lazerzubb at 10:55 am (utc) on May 20, 2002)
Nothing really, ODP lost it's grip a long time ago (but there is still some excellent editors there), it's to big to many sites which aren't good etc.
The first time ever i noticed a different for a site was when google included the description it was a well written description, and then visitors increased to the site, and then i realised how important it was with a nice description in the title tag too, after that i changed the title tag, and then it just increased.
So if Google drops DMOZ, yes dmoz will almost stop to exist.
Many of the editors at dmoz (in my belife) is editing because they now they will get recognition for it, but if no one uses the data they have compiled they will not continue (imho).
And AOL is using DMOZ data very little, Lycos is using it very little as well, FAST is using only to categorize the results nothing more (no push in the listing because of an dmoz listing except the inbound link).
Inktomi is using it as description, and it's nice way to get in to inktomi fast so that's what i will miss.
(edited by: lazerzubb at 10:55 am (utc) on May 20, 2002)