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Roll Call: Semi-Annual Directory Script Promote-A-Thon Thread

Tell us what you have used, what you now use, what makes it better

6:56 pm on Nov 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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?
  • Why?
  • 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?


  1. Please don't link drop or refer to your directory by name "or hints".
  2. 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)
  3. Don't just tell us it's great. Tell us why it is, in some useful detail.
  4. 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.
  5. 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]


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