While I love the idea of a more automated directory (self categorizing) I always wonder how long it will be before it gets spammed out?
There are two ideas that I can’t get out of my head:
1. The Bomis Ring model – webrings (little mini directories) that the ring creator can place any site within. Navigation was by I Frame (problematic). Webmasters could join but they did not have to join. It was very different from standard webrings. Of course all Bomis rings were listed in the Bomis directory.
2. The idea of a directory like microcast.club – a directory where one has to have the ring code in order to stay listed.
I can’t find a way to fuse the two together. Also Google hates recip linking schemes but that could be overcome by using nofollow.