There is a need for a distribution database that is free of opinion and somebody else collecting ad revenue. Your listing should be yours and yours alone. You shouldn't have to tolerate long waits to be added nor should it be up to the administrator to approve your content. The database should be free of rankings, package listing, opinionated reviews, and other items that have nothing to do with distributions.
This is what I am proposing:
The best way to do this would be with a wiki. I will be maintaining it, so Dokuwiki would be my first choice because it's what I'm most familiar with. Any distribution that sends me an e-mail request will be given a wiki page that they can do what ever they like with it. That means you can use your own google ads and your own donation links. I will put nothing on this page, it will be yours. Nobody else will be able to edit the page. All you have to do is update your wiki page and send me an e-mail requesting a release announcement on the front page. The description should be limited to lets say 200 characters with no links to avoid clutter and to fit as many as possible on one page.
What do I get out of this? The ad revenue for the main page. I will also donate 50% of the ad revenue to a random distribution every month. It will be a raffle that you can win as many times as your distribution is drawn. Of coarse Parted Magic will be excluded.
What do you get out of this? The ad revenue for your own page. Better exposure for niche distributions.
Nobody will be turned away. There has got to be 1,000's of niche distributions out there that are very useful and deserve some exposure.
Please share your thoughts on this. As soon as I get 5 interested parties, I'll purchase the server and pick a domain name. This will be completely independent of partedmagic.com. I am a professional Open Source developer and this will not be an amateur project. You can expect daily back-ups and fast server times. It will be nice. I don't believe this will hurt Parted Magic development because my role on this new site will be very minimal.
You can contact me at email@example.com