Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
  1. It is still a problem...if you decide not to translate by default waiting for someone else to translate .. i it will probably lead to what afew fears... desintegration of the net.

  2.  I think it is a good idea.. but I do not see it happening because of the time needed to to the program and also I am not sure a first-time visitor will not find  it very complex..Some kind of fixed structure with on-spot explanation is my preferate...

So I would put something beside the rec dsicussions like "Do you want to star one?".. or the salon logo at the beginning.. do you want to join?"

The same with feed of news... a default  set-up.. and if in the future we can change the code and make it personal... it will be ok.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 01:33:59 PM EST
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1. I think the net only disintegrates if the content is considered non-local. For example I wouldn't expect someone in turkey reading TBB to care about a local protest in Swindon.

ET is international(ish) by definition because the content is either explicitly European or has a Euro angle.

Not every blog needs to have a scope that's quite this wide. You can easily split content into International, Euro-wide, national, local and subject-specific issues, and let people pick and choose which they want to read. If someone on the Euro side finds some local content interesting, they'll very likely translate enough of it to make it worth discussing.

2. You don't need to confuse the user. You can have a themed log-in portal that picks out one stream - e.g. energy news - by default. Then once they're in they can read a note that says 'By the way, did you know there's more...?' and they're off and running.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jan 23rd, 2007 at 06:12:35 AM EST
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