If you chose to go with a search feature, I was going to add you to the search engines at the bottom of Indieseek’s SERP like I did with Wiby.me. That way I could share traffic – like someday when I have traffic, with your directory. So, please, add working out a search string for that js search to your bucket list of future stuff to do.
But in any event I think your adding search is wise. I gives the end user options.
I think one of my primary questions these days is: will the future be blogcentric? I feel like things are going to change. Although they could get more hyperactive.
I think our choice of tools is widening. I’m going to experiment with Dokuwiki. And you really need to check out Federated Wiki. It’s that copying feature, in essence “forking” another persons post, that really caught my eye and made me think back to all your conversations with h0p3. Anyway, I think blogs are just one tool in the box.
We talked before about these. Right now on Indieseek I have ratings (stars) and Comments enabled. I addition to the public using them, I intend to use them to write comments about certain sites on things I notice or recommendations I may have about the service or thing. This means I can be more neutral in my descriptions of listings.
On the usability front: since I added Indieseek search to my browser, I notice I search my own directory more! Interesting that I’m that lazy. Heh.