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  1. I write for Babble and they have said next to nothing to us. We get a pat on the head email one a week or so saying the server migration is still a work in progress and that’s it. Several of us have been sort of watching for the end since March when almost the entire New York office of Babble got fired in a huge round of Disney layoffs. Then Yahoo announced that they were closing down Shine, which is a major Babble partner that sends a lot of traffic. I think most of us saw the writing on the wall at that point. I’ve just sort of been warily going month-to-month waiting for something major to happen. Maybe this is it?

    1. Thanks for the information, Kayla! I feel bad for the writers who were depending on Babble but it doesn’t look good at this point. I think we are over 3 weeks now and I just can’t believe any “server migration” would ever, ever take this long. It’s just too bad how they are handling it all.

  2. From a Babble FB page a few hrs ago: “We know some of you may have noticed that has been offline. We identified an issue that required us to migrate the server. Our staff has been working around the clock to ensure that we are back online as soon as possible. With their help, we’ll be back to sharing great content with you soon. Thanks for your patience!”

    Like you said, how could it take this long to resolve a server issue for a company with this kind of resources?! So strange.

    1. Allison, there is absolutely no way it is a server issue. With a company the size of Disney and Babble, that site should have never gone down for more than 2 hours max. Seriously, I can’t think of a single site that went down for a server issue for 2 weeks ever. Unless the site is dead. It’s just crazy that they have silenced their writers because they are “under contract” (from what I’ve heard the last couple days) but the company isn’t talking or even responding to their writers. Not good.

  3. THIS!!! I am so lost. Why would there not be anyone else asking these questions/with some sort of explanation. So odd. I love browsing babble!

  4. Thanks for writing this! I too was confused and when I googled and there is like nothing about it. No big news story, no write-ups. Yours is the first relevant post that came up. Is the Disney mafia silencing people? If you or I mysteriously go missing we’ll know who to look to 😉 I’m picturing Goofy in a trench coat…

    1. Haha! Kristin, you are killing me! Yes, Goofy in a trench coat is awesome! I’ll watch your back if you watch mine. Yes, I think someone is silencing people or they have overtaken Google and deleted anything that talks about the “Babble Outage”.

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