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How many users are actually active?

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I know how Duolingo is said to have over 30 million or so (not sure exactly) users learning languages, but how many actually stick with it? Do they still count someone as a user if they haven't logged on in a year? Some people try it out, realize it's not for them, and stop. They should not be counted as users. Duolingo should calculate how many users actually have stuck with it and kept going, and use that when they tell how many users they have.

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https://www.duolingo.com/eggplantbren

I'd also be curious to know what proportion of users have reached a certain point in a skill tree. For example, maybe 5% of users who've tried Spanish have completed half of the skill tree. Or whatever the number happens to be.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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Being able to compare yourself on a universal level to the site in a specific language or overall like that would be nice. I like to believe that I'm at least in the top 30% of French users. Be nice to be affirmed or humbled at this point.

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https://www.duolingo.com/gianrgaga
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I've been practicing since last year ... iIwas learning German but I realized that i need to keep practicing my french language so I started french but I became inactive until today because I realized that Facebook and twitter won't save my life but a new language will make my life easier

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https://www.duolingo.com/JessieKaye

Also, some people come on here to add people. They have over 1000 friends and yet havent done more than 2 lessons.... Should they still be counted as users?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Update: According to Wikipedia, Duolingo has 16 million users as of December, 2013 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duolingo I did a quick scan, but there might be other information you're looking for in there as well.

I don't have an answer for the rest of your questions and answers, sorry! I'll be on the lookout though!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I forgot to mention score_board. Once a month they release the top scores for people including top week, month, and total. It's just a fun look at numbers for people who want to do a little comparison. But, to be included, you have to follow them and leave a message in their Stream/Activity asking them to follow you back. It's the only way they'll see your points in their Leaderboard.

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https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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They have been really busy though, so they haven't been replying and posting the top scores, and they only have followed a few hundred people. So, I wouldn't count their scores as accurate.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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They've dropped to posting once a month. But, they've kept it going :) If you take a peek at their profile, you'll see December's post. ZiggKog (sp?) made it into the 6th or 7th position for one of the categories :D

www.duolingo.com/score_board

Update: They have 916 followers and their last post was 2 weeks ago: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1396538

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https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Oh, I must of missed it,(their post) but 916 friends is still not accurate enough to represent the entire Duolingo.

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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So true. It is a very small number. And it only represents people who are 1) On the website 2) Likely only in the English language section 3) Interested in being on a mass leaderboard 4) Knowledgeable that it exists and how to join it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/seelian
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i am one of the active person. xD

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlmogL
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Let's do a count! I'm 2! :-D

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https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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3!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mazzorano
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If you'll read through the fora you'll discover the same users reply on various threads. I know it means nothing, but I would assume that an "active" user will also be active in the discussion, as it's extremely helpful. It would not surprise me to discover that the vast majority of users gave up after a few days.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Keep in mind, the majority of DL users use the app and don't use the Discussion forum. In addition, Each base language has it's own set of Discussion forums. ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/ItsWndy
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I agree that the vast majority of users probably give up after a few days. But I disagree about active users wanting to be active in the discussion-probably only a very small number of active users follow these boards, and many less ever make a post. The same is true on sites everywhere........there are always many many more quiet readers, than there are active discussion participants.

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https://www.duolingo.com/jamie.nelson

number of users is a conman statistic for video games. they are going to report "accounts created." because it looks the best

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https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
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In this video Luis says they have a retention rate of about 20%:

http://youtu.be/e7aTabdzr5Q?t=24m

Out of 16 million users total (per Wikipedia) that would be about 3 million.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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This is great! Thanks for posting a link to the video! I've added what you said the New User FAQ and I added your name to the list of contributors! http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1426103

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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PS How old is the video? I see that it was uploaded in 2013, but, I get the impression that it was filmed much earlier.

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https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286
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It must have been filmed Sep-Oct 2012. Luis says at one point it's been "3-4 months since we launched."

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Thank you!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanDelosR

It'd be also great if we could find active users by location. I'm just new here. Are we given badges if we finish a language tree?

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https://www.duolingo.com/RDCloe

I also am curious about this too. Maybe go on Google to figure it out :)

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