Message posted at 10:33 AM a bit more down:
I think mandatory
is never good, even if in some cases to make possible the live in this crazy world
we have to make impositions. But I do not think that will work in info sites. Firstly,
because the people owning info sites what they want, like anybody, is freedom of
movement. Second because they are looking for the better place where they could be
found by others, and making it mandatory will mean that you will be missing out many
interesting sites, and so your directory wont look so attractive for them. In fact,
I am thinking about the better ones, those sites about big companies o medias that
are still not active but soon will be. It is very unlikely that they will accept
this kind of impositions.
My point of view is that until .info will not became
the reference to find information on any subject, people will still go to major .info
search engines and directories to find sites. We have to remember that users does
not care at all about which is the extension of the site they are visiting, what
they want is to find the better information in the quicker way possible.
your idea have to proof it validity by its own. Users will be the real judgement
for you and may be you will find that, in fact, it was a great idea to make it mandatory,
so follow your intuitions as much as possible, but listen always to the users. They
decide what anything finally is.
To finish, I have to tell to all of you that I
am sorting all the addresses from DomeBase into my directory categories (1000 thanks
to him), a major update is expected next week. Also, I have introduced in the
directory a recompilation of all the commentaries that are appearing in this forum
about .info directories since de beginning, son any body would be able to find out
the whole information without having to go checking all the messages in the forum.
The direct address those news is:
luck with your project DoInfoSearchEngine, it is very well done.
(Sorry if the is any spelling or sentence construction mistakes, I am