Why are some channels not included in the Channel Directory?

As discussed in this article, the channels in the Channel Directory are maintained by a small community of volunteer channel developers. As such, they tend to be fairly reliable and get fixed in short order when they break. However, there are lots of channels which are not included in the Channel Directory for one or more reasons, such as:

  • the developer has not made the effort to have the channel reviewed and added to the Channel Directory
  • the channel provides content which may be deemed questionable or offensive
  • the channel requires the use of 3rd-party software
  • the channel is not deemed stable enough for ease of ongoing maintenance