I'm aware of the Big-3: FocalMedia's Turbo/PowerSeek, Gossamer Threads and PHPLinkDirectory. I'm certain there are other, minor and emerging players.
I know we run "what directory software do you use" threads from time to time. By your leave, it's time for the semi-annual directory script check-up.
So, I'm asking:
- Which version of directory script are you using?
- What script improvements were released in the past 12 months that have made your directory work better? How?
- What features would you like to see in the script you currently use?
- How robust is the directory script's spam submission filtering? What makes it work?
- What, if anything, about the script you use makes administration easier?
- Are you tracking any new emerging directory script players, and if so, what's interesting about the newcomers?
- Lastly, where do you think directory script development is headed? Will the scripts evolve into some version of "social directory building" tools?
- Please don't link drop or refer to your directory by name "or hints".
- Please keep things factual and informative. If you simply post "BlahDirectoryScript Rocks" chances are good I'll nuke it. (See anti-promotional rules in Charter for clarification)
- Don't just tell us it's great. Tell us why it is, in some useful detail.
- I love - and I think we all benefit from - in depth intelligent analysis. Feel free to lay it all out. I'm far less inclined to view a post on an issue such as this as promotional if the poster labors to eduated the members in a useful manner: How XZY works? In what ways XYZ works better? Etc.
- I really don't want to read the "bad rap" on a competing product. Tell us what makes the product you use work. Keep anything you have to say about a product you tried and abandoned simple, direct and factual. We don't need to color commentary. ("Sucks", etc.)
Ya, it's territory we've covered before, but it's also a subject that we ought to cover at least semi-annually. That allows for consideration of upgrades, improvements, hacks, good news and bad.
It also gives us a potentially useful library thread and helps avoid incessantly repetitive, sometimes spamming threads about "What should I use?"
If you want to make the case for a product this is an express invitation to do so - in a factual, educational and beneficial to all form.
Piece of cake . . if you use and know the product. ;0)
[edited by: Webwork at 7:02 pm (utc) on Nov. 21, 2006]