https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

[FIXED!] Immersion is temporarily down. Please stop making new posts about it. Ty!

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Update: Immersion appears to be fixed now ^_^

Hello,

Immersion is temporarily down right now. But staff is working on it. Meanwhile, please do not make new posts about it being down. It is burying other kinds of discussions.

It is always a good idea to check the forums before making new posts when things seem off, that way you can join existing discussions instead of making new ones. Thank you :)

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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I can confirm this is temporary. Sorry for the inconvenience.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dnicolae
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Thanks Luis, and thanks Usagiboy. Recently there have been all sorts of rumors about Immersion going away, A/B tests where it is partially removed to gauge the user reaction etc. Can somebody confirm once for good that this isn't the case, that Duolingo is committed to keeping Immersion in, and make it better if there are any concerns whatsoever? If that was done, users would be more likely to accept these inherent system issues, rather than panic and immediately think of a conspiracy. Immersion is so dear to some of us that it's hard to keep a cool head when this happens :) Kind regards, and thank you for the amazing service you've been doing to the community of language learners!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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Thank you Luis.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Licielo
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jaja

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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Thanks, Luis! This is great news. Immersion is the best tool I have ever found for learning languages. :))

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AislinC
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Thank you so much for the confirmation, Luis!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Libertad54
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Thank you very much for this explanation. I am glad it is temporary. Thanks Duo for this opportunity to practise translation in such an enjoyable atmosphere.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shivani365

thanks you Luis!:)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Idafe2
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¿Cuando estará disponible de nuevo?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi
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Finally, someone has addressed the flood of posts!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JonWhite12

I won't, but how about letting everyone know that it is down without me having to ask. There is no need for snide comments. The people involved should not have to guess if there is a problem, common courtesy says tell everyone there is a problem.

3 years ago

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Did you see how many requests there were about Immersion being missing? Usagi was right that it was cluttering up the boards.

Also, while I would like to have seen an official announcement a bit earlier, the fact is that it takes some time to go through a reporting and evaluation process. In this case, people started noticing there was something wrong and then one of the mods contacted the staff, and probably there were a couple more steps along the way.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FlipWilson5000

You are right. Snide comments was probably one of the necessary steps.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mag1414
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I don't know if it's just me, but I find this "discussion stream" to be somewhat difficult to navigate. I DID make a search and tried to find out what was up with Immersion, and I couldn't find relevant stuff about this recent problem.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineHawkins

Thank you for this post. Though I've been a duo user for close to two years, and finished two trees, I hadn't started translating until a few months ago. I find it so interesting/helpful. Why I didn't start using "Immersion" a year ago, I can't say. . . . but I am very grateful to the Duo staff and community for supporting this feature.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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It's temporary? REJOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AislinC
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Yes, thank god! When I couldn't see the Immersion menu immediately I thought I accidentally left the site on the Esperanto course (which doesn't have Immersion)... but when I checked and saw the French flag by my icon, I freaked out. I thought that it was deleted for good!

I don't care if we have to wait some time until the Duo staff figures out how to debug Immersion. I'm good. So long as it's not disabled forever.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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I agree :))

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Seems to be back to normal.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lily4everinlove

We love Duolingo Luis, immersion is part of our lives

3 years ago

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Thank-you for the explanation. Rather than complaining about input, perhaps the number of posts expressing concern about this topic could be taken as an indication of just how much people not only love Duolingo, but also the Immersion aspect. On my computer, Immersion "wavered" for at least a week before I posted on the topic.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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Thanks Usagi and Luis, it is good to know this was just a temporary glitch but its complete loss would be a disaster to a lot of us.

With respect to the A/B test for new users I know that of those who are aware of the existence of immersion and also words there are many who open a series of new accounts in order to obtain them. Unfortunately, it seems that if they want both they need to open two accounts in order to get access to them as there no longer seems to be an account option with the two together. This seems to indicate that the tools are valued and also that the A/B test is flawed if people are opening test accounts to ensure that they fall into the group which gives them the access they are looking for.

I have seen other posts but this one (posted by a member of my household) is representative of the problem. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/14048559

Whilst it's good to know the glitch was temporary it would be even better to know that immersion and words were permanently safe and equally available to new members. Please, please Luis keep our treasured tools. Thank you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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I was very concerned! I'm going to need it for my Spanish, and I was worried that it would be gone forever. Thank you for confirming that it is temporary.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cbatt
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I actually stand a chance on my leaderboard this week! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/edouardchapeaux

a good test, Usagiboy7, to see how important has become Duolingo, for so many people. Thank you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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Thanks!

3 years ago

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thank you so much for your explanation.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeCalvo

I almost post about it, Thanks.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Thanks Usagiboy that's a relief.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WhitePenguin1000

Thanks for the advice.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicantes

I'm sorry. Thank you.

3 years ago

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Thanks - I was one of the people that posted something about it but I did search first and didn't find anything about it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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It never disappeared for me though. Odd. I must have been lucky.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! for fixing Immersion again!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/quis_lib_duo
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For me, it is gone again, and has been all day. But glad it seems to work for the rest again.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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:(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duckie0007

How so you access immersion? Everyone is talking about it, but I don't know what it is! It might be because I just started languages, but can anyone explain to me what it is?

2 years ago

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See, for example, here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duckie0007

It's not letting me open it. :'( Sorry to be a bother, but could you try again please? Thanks so much for helping me though!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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My bad, error in the link. I corrected it, try again please.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duckie0007

Thanks so much! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HernanCardozo

Hello! I see everyone is talking about the inmersion page, I just wanted to try it but when I went to the link, it appeared the 404 error and it is not working yet. Do I have to do anything else to get access?

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The inmersion option is not avaivable for now. I am waiting to use it too.

2 years ago

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It is not available for many people who started relatively recently.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/agusmaco

Al final vais a volver ponerla??

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