Directories are rigid, rational and non emotional - they are from the past in the web!!! - No one uses them anymore!
It's not about about logical menus either!!!!
Simple users an community information add nothing!!!! To the site! People are not stupid! They want real value! Not being treated like little kids!!!
Categorizing content kills its magic and spontaneity!!! It's not about category and type of content!!! It's about the emotions and value contained in your message! Step out of the rational loop! It ads nothing!!!
Only Tow things matter!!! edgy content!!! + interaction ability!!!
The truth is that this is not about knowledge!!!! It is about emotion driven action pathways!!!
Don't fall back into the old encyclopedic trap!!!
It's not about logical listing!!! Logical listing is boring and kills your life force!!!
So, if it's not rational navigation, useless community features, what is it??? It's freshness and edginess of the new content!!! That's what it is! Content fades out very fast!!!
It's not about archiving your knowledge!!! It's about keeping this present window in the future opened at all times without crystallizing it!!!
Everything you need to make this experience work is already there.
You are the one who needs to actively communicate this message!!!
If you wait for others to do it for you, it won't happen!!! You need to do it yourself!!!
What makes people come back is the fact that it's fresh and dynamic!!!
The top priority for a visitor is not to login or register or receive some useless info about how many visitors have been on the site in the last 3 days!!! WHO CARES!!!!
There are all side tracks: shallow and boring community features - directory and archive oriented sites!!! - Who cares! visitors want speed and freshness!!! No dust!