ODP/DMOZ Creates Community Blog

Sep 26, 2007 • 9:59 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Open Directory Project (DMOZ)

WebmasterWorld members announced that the ODP has created a blog which is run by AOL staff.

That's great, some say. They always believed there was an intelligent force behind DMOZ and hope it persists. They hope that a new era is about to arrive with better quality.

I'd love to see AOL make a sincere effort to diagnose and fix the weaknesses of DMOZ (no need to repeat that debate/list). There's a huge opportunity for changes that are win-win-win solutions for DMOZ volunteers, AOL shareholders, and quality-oriented webmasters. The only losers would be the fakers and spammers.

My only gripe with this is that I wish it happened earlier. Right now, in light of all recent events relating to DMOZ (in a negative light), it appears that they formed this blog because they're in damage control mode.

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.

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09/26/2007 06:00 pm

Thanks for posting about the launch of the blog, we appreciate you passing along the word. Would like to comment on a couple of points above: a. The blog is not a damage control measure. It is a proactive attempt to engage with the web community directly. b. Just so we're clear...your link to the "recent events" above are pointing to a baseless claim by a self described liar who has yet to provide proof. Just saying...thanks again for the post.


09/27/2007 03:10 am

I don't see how a blog is going to improve matters.


09/27/2007 11:59 am

reponse to DMOZ response.... getting personal and offensive is a sign of weakness....... only helps to feed the oppositions cliams...... just a thought.

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