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Revision as of 18:58, 8 April 2008 by Dswxyz (talk | contribs) (reply to Eriorg)

Are the Babel services at the IF Archive available, now? If they aren't, do we know when they'll be? --Eriorg 10:30, 8 April 2008 (PDT)

  • I've heard nothing about when they plan to implement it. I do remember hearing when I first started adding babel links to IFWiki that it was a chicken-and-egg problem. That is, in order for babel support to be useful, IF sites (like IFWiki, IFRO, IFDB, Baf's, Shadow Vault, IF-Reviews, etc.) have to link to it first. Of course, the other side of that is that there's not much push for IF sites to provide links to a service that doesn't exist yet, is there? I do feel heartened that IFDB, at least, is using IFIDs, which I see as another step on the road to getting Babel on IF Archive. I also see Emily's IF Cover Art Drive as another forward step to Babel. I suppose, eventually, there'll be a tipping point where the effort of implementing Babel at the Archive will be worthwhile. But we're probably not there yet. -- David Welbourn 11:58, 8 April 2008 (PDT)