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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Downtime on Duolingo

I know it was only a short time but this time frame when Duolingo was unavailable made me really sad and I was scared it would take too long ( few days) and that I will not be able to learn.

I think I got addicted to this program :D Hahaha Hope I am not the only one xD

September 20, 2015

53 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PonyDesu

I was refreshing the page every 5 seconds in hope that it would work this time. You're not alone!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Good to know there is more addicts like me :P :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thomdabrowski

Every Amazon server in Virginia(which is host provider for Duolingo and Memrise) was down. I think it is appropriate to mention that it wasn't Duolingo team fault ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

I did not doubt them anyways, I figured they had some server problems :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

I kept checking the website www.isitdownrightnow.com to verify it was down. It looked like DL had been down for quite awhile...just so happy to see it back up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Yeah me too. I was already getting worried :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

I checked downforeveryoneorjustme.com... and it said "It's just you, duolingo.com is up" when it was definitely not up for me. :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NishuPL

You're not the only one. I was thinking that my phone broke but when I saw the same happens on my computer I felf I big relief. ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

I was only checking on my Laptop. I find it easier to study there then on Handy :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus7

I love how you used the German word Handy instead of cell phone in English. It shows you've been working your German.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

It happens to me quite often lately that I do that and not even on purpose :D I started living in Germany (and I speak english while I am here) but when I study for too long or watch some movies on german , I immediately start to mix some words (for example ist instead of is , oder instead of or , or things like that :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus7

I live in Spain and my wife is Spanish and I've thrown French words like "c'est" right into the middle of conversation with my wife instead of "es" (as well as other French words in mid sentence! I'm an English teacher here and I've even put French spelling on writing English words! Haven't done it in German yet but I've had German words come to my mind immediately when trying to converse in French right after studying German. Once after a long German session on Duo I chatted with a French guy by Skype and he said my pronunciation was too strong and more like German LOL.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus7

What's your country and language of origin!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Hehehe that is actually really cool. Well, as long as you don't constantly mix it and recognize when you did it so you can correct yourself, it is cool :D I also had a "compliment" that I speak like native german (no accent) but I think that woman was just being polite xD lol People actually find it cute when I speak english and at some point say some german word by accident :D hehehe


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emily713752

Butting in here, I started Duo a few days ago after moving to Germany from the USA in in late August.

Yesterday my host sister started laughing at me when I was helping her with her English homework and tried to spell "cats" "Katz." ^_^

On top of that I keep mixing up words like Yes and Ja, Or and oder and so on. I guess it means immersion is working, huh? What part of Germany are in right now Samija? I'm in Berlin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

I don't think I ever spoke them, but when I was studying German in college, I often had to think twice before using an English word, and I was seeing a young man who was also studying German, and he caught himself saying "Geld" instead of money. Even now, while studying both Italian and German, I occasionally mix them up. Before I started back on the German, when I would try to think of how to say something in Italian, a German word would pop into my mind. And since I started the Duolingo German, I messed up one translation by typing "un" instead of "ein."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

@ Ichthus731 - I am originally from Bosnia :D

@ Emily713752 - Yeah, I cam imagine how it can be funny for her when she hears you do that. :D It is ind of cute how people enjoy when we make fool of ourselves by trying to speak, they find it utterly cute :D hehehe And I am around 6 hours more south from you (unfortunately , if we were closer we could hang out in real ) :)

@ Susanna35 - Yeah, I can understand you. That is why I decided when I am learning one language that I am learning only that. Since my english does not need any more learning, I am focusing my time only on German, but I believe that once I am fluent in it I might start learning spanish :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

I know it's common for people who have lived in Germany to talk in a "mix." Sometimes there is something you can express better in one language than the other.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NishuPL

I think the same but sometimes i don't feel like turning on the laptop and i prefer taking the phone. I am too lazy. ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Hehehe lazy and still motivated to learn :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NishuPL

Exactly :D I just love it. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raisinnoir

Memrise was down too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

I did not realize that. I am not studying there that often :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mathso2

I thought I had a dodgy internet connection because my computer wouldn't say that it wasn't available, it would just load. And load. 10 minutes later - it was still loading.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

That loading problem happens to me often with some other site so I am used to it :P hahaha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/boxerphil

Deffo not the only one! I was getting withdrawal symptoms lol! Also it has totally thrown my setup ..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Hahahaaha we are definitely addicted :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gingerninja3148

So that's what happened. I was literally halfway through a lesson when I had to have dinner yesterday. When I went back on it said Duolingo was unavailable. I tried the website and opening the app lots of times but it didn't work. Fortunately I had already gotten around 250 XP so my streak was saved but I didn't get to strengthen skills on my Norwegian or Esperanto tree. I thought it was just my laptop/I pod stuffing up. I went into panic mode though because I could see my tree and see the skills that needed strengthening but I couldn't get to them. Yeah, I think I'm addicted too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Hahaha that is actually really funny :D I can only imagine look on your face when you saw skills but wasn't able to click them :D Hehehe Welcome to the Addict Club ;) :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gingerninja3148

Why thank you :) I can imagine that the look on my face would've been funny. Glad Duolingo is all good now. I spent a lot of time yesterday strengthening my skills.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Keep the good work :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Awww thank you so much .


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    I am very addicted to Duolingo. Thank you for fixing it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

    As it seems, all of us are addicted :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grumpycat1

    yes, i got scared too....


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duedeluee

    I thought the entire time I have a bad internet connection ...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

    Hehehe nope, your connection is good :P


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klgregonis

    I think there was some kind of general problem. I was able to use Duo last night, but not this morning, and I couldn't download some books I have on the cloud for my Kindle. I'm really glad they got it up so quickly. Good work, Duolingo staff


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

    Yeah, it was some server problem. I was really happy when it started working again :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NishuPL

    I was able to use it at 7 o'clock so it was morning. Maybe we live in different time zones.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

    I was sleeping :P So don't know if it was down in morning xD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erchenswine

    I was extremely worried because a lot of websites that I visit have gone down recently and it was beginning to make me believe that either my internet was going haywire or that my computer was in jeopardy from malicious software.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

    Oooh poor guy :( But don't worry. Your internet is fine. It was just some server problems ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erchenswine

    I managed to google 'Duolingo Twitter' and saw that they had made a post that explained what was happening, so that put my mind at ease.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

    I don't understand why they did't write anything on their facebook page. Weird. :/


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taurendil

    I was thinking the same.. I decided to check it in the evening, and fortunately it works now :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TamaraKat

    Haha; I was the same! I was so worried! >.< I tried the website, the app, the website, and the app again!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

    Welcome to the addict club :D hehehe XD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClaireBoyles

    I was worried it would interrupt my daily streak, I'm at 14 days in a row now! :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

    Niceee two weeks !!! Keep going :D

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