I guess we can approach this discussion from 2 viewpoints: what is wrong with the current search? (we have a lot of people "gaming" the system so they can get on the 1st SERP) is there a better way to archive the web? (rather than relying on a non-human algorithm) I've been interested in building a human powered search engine for a long time now. my first attempt was in 2004, and didn't turn out too well. but I've had several years to think about what I can add to it. I read this good article to get more details about my subject: http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/search-engines/ So, I was wondering if anyone would like to offer some tips about how I should approach this. I know some of you will say, "it can't be done." But for those who are more optimistic, please chime in.