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

Which Duolingo member do you appreciate the most...?

I've been here for a couple of years, but it was more than two weeks ago that I started engaging in the forums. Ever since, I have met so many valuable people on here have are kind, extremely helpful, and have similar interests. I'm very introverted, so I never planned on getting close to anyone here, but this place has really opened up my character and made me realize that I have so much potential to succeed in this life, even if it doesn't seem apparent now. So many people have kept me encouraged and that's what I appreciate. Everyday, I guard and cherish their kindness.

Of course, we can remember all of the annoying spammers or gripe about trolls, but let's take a moment to recognize members who have been wonderful to you or the community. These people could have had an impact of any kind on you, provided you with great advice or learning material, the list is endless. Maybe, it could be someone who always leaves good explanations on why they changed your translations on immersion. Perhaps, they are moderators who always take action when necessary. They can even be people who always say hello to you on your activity stream.

The point is, everyone deserves a bit of recognition throughout their lives and I'm sure the person that you talk about would greatly appreciate. I was going to go on a wild rant about the people here that I truly find outstanding, but I'm not sure if any of you want to be called out (you guys know who you are!). If necessary, I will add my own section. Anyways, please comment below if you want to recognize someone on Duolingo that you appreciate. They can be more than one, so go wild...!

I'm interested in seeing all of these wonderful users...! Thanks for your time!

June 5, 2016

125 Comments


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

A big shoutout to my Duo Fam, which includes but is not limited to: Christy, Anise, Tigs, Gar, Daniel, moon, Wynd, APG (also known as Emily), Jay, Rina, Stacey, Mari, Josiah, Aaren, Josh, Suz, Lrtward, Katrina, Linda, Sophie, Bill, Stephanie, Gena, Erven, Annie, Isabelle, Alexa, Theron, Jack, Linn, Lexa, Maddie, Liv, Christina, Mardi, Vicky, tnel, Hope, Paula, and Rozzie.

Sorry to anyone I've forgotten, those are all I can think of at the moment!


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

Now here's the question. These are all members of your Duo Fam. But what's your relation to each one? :-D


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

Andrew is your GREAT-AUNT!?!?! I can't believe it! He must speak up for himself here! lol ...But then... I used to believe you were a man...like almost everyone else. You had us all fooled! ha ;-)))


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

I think so... But I can't promise that I haven't got things mixed up and she's my aunt or something!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

The question that's on everyone's mind but no one's sure how to answer. (Really, does anyone remember?)

I think Annie wrote it down once but who knows?


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

Okkkk let's see... I have Roo, Kat and Erven (my children).. Then I got all my sisters and brothers: Alexis, Neelix, Ryan, Shelby, Maede, Lrtward, Lenky, Usagi, Jacob, Linn, Jay, Jack, and I think that's all. Then Shelby has AlexInTurkey, GeniusJack, Tigs, and Theron. (I think?) Oh and Ryan, again because he's a double apparently.

(I am missing people and I probably have this all mixed up...)


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

You know what's funny is that now I call Roo 'mum'.... remember when she said that to you one time, and then I asked if that was some kind of Australian thing, and then we all broke down laughing? So yeah, if she is my mum and you are her mum, that makes you... my grandmum! xD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

Oh no. If you start calling 'mom' 'mum', you'll start calling 'trucks'... 'lorries'.... O.O

We can never let that happen....


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

You mean MOM! Don't let Tigger influence you! Xd


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

Oh, and Ryan's three different people. If I've got this straight, which I probably haven't, he's my brother, my cousin, and the brother of my third cousin's roommate-in-law.


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

You're my grandmother, remember?


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

No, you're my brother. Bruder Knoblauch, or something of the sort.


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

And aren't you my uncle, and I thought Ann was my Grandmother Q_Q


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

All of this genealogy stuff is confusing me...! O_o


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

Everyone else is confused too.... I remember that Annie is my grandmother and Linn (Deliciae) is my great-aunt, so is Lrtward, if I'm remembering right, and a few other scattered relations.


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

And I thought she was your mother all this time! lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ME2300

Ans, I'm ya sista. ;)


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

Then can't I be your brother? :0


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

Maddie, I don't even remember how I'm related to you. Or Josiah for that matter. XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

I don't really remember being one of Shelby's children... I think I was one of yours?.... :/


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

LOL, if we tried to make a DuoFam tree, it'd take years, and then we'd realize we messed up, and start all over again XD


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

Why don't we start from scratch and make a new one? I'll definitely remember it :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

Well, I'd be surprised if anyone actually remembered it right. :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

@Lexa: True. XD


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

@Peppermint - It's already in the works... ;)


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

Seeeeeeee, I have it mixed up :P


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

-Still confused over the family tree-


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

I'm on there! points excitedly I'm ON THERE!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wynd01

I'M IN THERE!!! dances around excitedly :D hugs all around


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

Of course you are Wynd. Gosh Rolls eyes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wynd01

Well, I've never been part of anyone's DuoFam, and now I find out I'm part of several... I'm just a little excited. :D!!!


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

10 months later and I consider this girl my twin ;) Amazing how much time can change


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

Thanks Ryan, you are of course included in my "non'list" below Tigs comment .... It's so hard to remember everybody, I knew I'd fail, so I didn't even try LOL Have 10 lingots for being amazingly charming :-)))


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

Me, too, Gena! Just sending out love to all who love and encourage me! And that's a TON of peeps!!! throwing random kisses in every direction and hugging everyone within reach


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

Couldn't have put it better myself Suz :-)))


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

HUGS!!! P.S: And most everyone on their belong in my DuoFam- the ones that aren't, I simply haven't met yet! So I do hope to meet them soon! :D


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

That's quite the Duo family you have...!


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

It's bigger than that :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

I'm included!? Thanks Ry! You are included in mine!


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

There are so many... I really appreciate all the moderators and all the hard work they do. And I have many very good friends on here as well (CharmingTiger, Hyllning, AnisDaPan, PennyWhistler, JoThelan, SuzuLingu, Theron126, Heidel.Berger, Ifphigenia, Zzzzz..., annika_a, Teenage_Polyglot to name a few). If I had to choose one person on here, I think I would have to choose Sitesurf. She is the most amazing French grammar teacher, always happy to help, willing to clean up messes left by trolls and spammers or just by a couple hundred all making the same off topic comments on the same sentence, and just an awesome person in general.


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

Wow! Thanks Tigs, I would name you too but I'm not naming anyone else in case I miss someone by mistake .... you all know who you are .... at least, I hope you do :-)))


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

I missed a few dozen people. :-) If someone's name isn't on here, it's probably because I simply didn't have the room to list everyone, not because you don't deserve to be. :-)


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

That's why I didn't even try ... I know how bad my memory is and it has nothing to do with how important my friends are LOL


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashton_M_02

PennyWhistler and BLAZERUNNER! <3 <3 <3


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

I'll do mine, but I can't always remember everyone! [I have included some recently new friends- and if you're not on the list, doesn't mean you ain't in my family!]:

Suz, Anise, Ryan, Sophie, Emily, Christy, Theron, Stephanie, Katrina, Josiah, Liv, Liz, Polly, Josh, Hope, Sarina, Wynd, the other Alexandra, Gena, Hannah, Dan, Ann, madelinee4, Mell, Ronnie, and.... BAHH!!! I know there's more, I know it, but I can't remember!!! But I love you all sillies. How could I not???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wynd01

gives Lexa a big hug :D


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

Duh! Ily too much. XD


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

Thanks Lexa, you too are included in my "non-list in my reply to Tigs ..... How could YOU not be :-)))


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

Aw, thank you, Gena!!!! That's so sweet. :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

And how could not love you back? #Lovemyduofam


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

Think ya meant 'who'. XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

Lol, how could I not love you back. XDD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

I want to make a shoutout to my fam which includes: Christy, Anise, Ryan, Daniel, Wynd, Emily, Sarina, Josiah, Aaren, Suz, Linda, Katrina, Annie, Liz, Tigs, Theron, Lexa, Maddie, Jessica, Grace, Liv, John, Lapaki, CodyORB, and last a new member I might just become friends with: QQJoy.

I know I forgot some people. But thanks to everyone whom I have had the chance to know!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wynd01

Thanks Sophie!! :D big hugs from me


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

DEFINITELY LEXA XD :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

Awwww.....thanks Sophie!! Love ya so much hon. You'll always be my little sis...<3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

No problem Anise! You'll always be my big sis. encircles Anise in a great big hug


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

thinks Pretty much everyone I'm following. So like, Dan and Josh and Josiah and Joy and Mads and Aaren and Ryan and Tigs and... #FamSquad


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

totally pretending i'm on this list xDD


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

i love you anyways anpan <3 i'm all emotional now...


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

FamSquad includes you Lex xD


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

This is perhaps one of the hardest questions I've come across here - there have been hundreds upon hundreds of users who have helped me out along the way, and picking one out of all of them would be nearly impossible. Is there a choice B: "All of the above" by chance?


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

Why, of course! You can certainly choose all of the above.


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

Here, here! Have a lingot!


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

Lrtward helped me with getting rid of spam on one of my disscusions.


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

AlexinNotTukey, Gimmerton, sanlee, Professor01, Soybeba, Resonance2001, espi731, AlexisLinguist, EhsanKarimi, GeniusJack, s-g-miller, heschmat, AnIsDaPan, Selcen_Ozturk, raans and letra_a! I really appreciate you! :) ♥♥♥


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

MAEEEEEE AHHHHH ILYTOO


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Why2.

Well, I should start with the people I know in real life:
https://www.duolingo.com/tania19507 for being an awesome friend
https://www.duolingo.com/JamesPense for being one of the best teachers ever
I'm not going to mention my other friends, even though they have accounts here (shade has been thrown). And then... hmmm https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword for being an awesome member of the Duolingo community, being on the lookout for spammers and trolls, always asking important/interesting questions, and having a great personality.


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

Am I really that awesome...? Wow, thanks! Also, I always thought that the questions I ask we're quite annoying because they can be taken to a political path sometimes. Thanks for the input!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Why2.

You're more awesome than Prussia!


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

That's an honor, indeed!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

You're incredible dear. <3 XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJPAUL0

awesome im thankful for those people who guide me on things i was't sure on or put me on the right path lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lahure
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About three years ago, with a streak of maybe one hundred days, I spent three or four hours one evening answering questions about English posed by Portuguese speakers here on Duo (replying to them in their language). As a result I overlooked to complete a lesson on that day and therefore lost that minor streak.

I suggested to Duo that their approach in this regard is ridiculous - hours of answering questions as opposed to a minute or two to redo Basic 1 (Man, Woman etc.) and that perhaps it would be best for me to move on and help on other sites.

Duo never replies however - have often offered to build an Afrikaans course - without any response from them.

At that stage I was probably at level ten in English from Portuguese (my first tree) and about to cancel my membership - within minutes I received 500 lingots from ferrobattuto who suggested I should not leave Duo.

Stephen (ferrobattuto) and I are now good friends and chat frequently via e-mail and due to him I am busy with tree number eighteen now.

This is my small tribute to you SM in Mexico boet (our slang word). Were it not for your intervention I would not still be a member here.

Não se canse querido Stephen. Até logo!


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

Oh my gosh I just scrolled down this and found my name 3 times!!!! That's crazy to me XD Everyone who said my name on this post and just to name a few more.....

Italianatrix

ViolettePolyglot (COME BACK!!!!!)

-Sapphira-

All the mods especially lindakanga and Usagiboy7

Lapakiboy7 (left duo, sadly) :'(

And tons more that I can't think of because I'm supposed to be asleep. Shhhhhh ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

You could list the names, but whatevs. XD Included 4 times. I'm on a roll! I can't believe people like me this much. I'm not popular.


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

I'm not popular as well! But, it's because people like you so much...!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

Yes you are! How could WE not love you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiamRA1

Wildsage (https://www.duolingo.com/wildsage), helped fight a cyber bully :)


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

Yes, Wildsage is wonderful...!


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

Wonderful, indeed =)

I would love to talk to them, but sadly I've been blocked..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiamRA1

Why were you blocked? You don't need to Anwser, but I want to know.


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

I honestly do not know. But it was probably something I was unaware of.


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

She blocked me too and I have no idea why either ... I wonder if in fact she isn't blocking individuals but maybe just doesn't want to be pestered by a lot of other people, it is possible to block everyone except the people you are following yourself I believe but I don't know how it's done ... maybe a user script?


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

Well, hopefully it wasn't something you did. You don't seem like the kind of person who would get under someone's skin...


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

I'm sorry to hear that... You don't deserve that. :(


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

Hm... Well, if I were to say all who is in my Duo click (another way of saying Duo gang or family), it would be...

Anise

Lexa

Frisk

Sophie

Why2

CharmingTiger

Ah... I can't think right now! I know I forgot someone and I apologize! They are always in my heart...!


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

Oh my! Thank you, Rina! I feel the same way about you. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

I think I know who you forgot. Em?


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

We aren't really friends.. I've seen her around duo but haven't really talked. I'd love to get to know you though, Rina! :)


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

Oh, really? That would be great...!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Friskly-Piffly

Aw, I'm honoured to be part of your Duo Family! I would consider you part of mine too! Honestly, most of the people I talk to on here I'd consider my friends, but I'm being lazy and won't list so I don't forget anyone...


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

Friends: Multi0Lingual4, Blue_Basket_Girl, EpicPowerHero, ArmanKian.

Allies: A lot of mods, including Usagiboy7, Lrtward, lindakanga, and jrikhal.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

I WAS MENTIONED!!! WOO-HOO! Huge shoutouts to almost every mod, QuadraticLingual (obviously) PecanGold, Onthehype25, DreamingOdelia, Rodmanjesus, Theron126, Anise, MasterZsword, Wildsage, Tanki_Matjam. There's a couple more, but know that if I've friended you, you're great!


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

You're one of my mentions who isn't specifically mentioned simply because there wouldn't be enough room for me to list everyone. :-)


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

Aw, you included me...? Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

Of course! You're awesome!


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

Update: Basically everyone I'm following but honourable mentions:

Mav, Finn, Mads, Josh, Dan, Kaylen, Lexa, Aria, Usagi, Lrtward, Alexis, Juliette, Christy, Linda, etc ;)


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

Awww ily too much twinny hugs


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

I have so many people I'm grateful for, but especially the mods Lrtward and Jrikhal. Lrtward was there for me when I really, really needed someone, and helped me calm down when I was very upset. I'm also grateful for my dearest Duo friends, who always stand up for my character, and comfort me when I'm having a bad day. Let's see if I can name them. Sarina, Lexa, Sophie, Wynd, and Emily(These girls are like my sisters) And Josiah, Ryan, and Aaren. Y'all are all so precious to me, and I can't imagine life without you!! (And to whoever I forgot, I am SO SORRY) Love you all!! <3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wynd01

Anise! Thank you, that's so sweet of you... I'm so glad you think of me like a sister! That made me really happy! :D * gives Anise a huge hug *


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

Aw, of course dear! Hugs back


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

I'M ON THERE!!! tackles Anise in large hug


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

The remnants of my soul is pouring out of my eyes... Thank you for considering me as your sister...! You know, I always thought that I would have to prove my worth to my friends, but all of you accept me as I am. I really do appreciate that...!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

I guess this means you and I are kind of twins, and Lexa Sophie Wynd and Em are our little sisters. ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

Ya XD. Well lexa is not that much younger but Em and I are, but Wynd I am not sure of.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wynd01

I think I'm 3 years older than Em. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

Aw, don't cry Rina! To 'accept you as you are' is to accept a woman with incredible writing, a compassionate heart, and a beautiful soul. You are the person who always stood up for me, even when I was too afraid to stand up for myself. How could I not treat you as a sister? <3 Love you dear.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

Hey! Wraps you in a giant hug


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

Hugs tightly, feeling like the luckiest girl in the world to have so many beautiful sisters. <3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

:D How could I not love y'all?


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

Ooh, I'm going to become a sister! squeezes self in hug XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

Its insane and fantastic how quickly you can fall in love with all the people (Especially you girls) on Duo, and they can instantly become your closest friends, no matter what the age. !0, 20, 8, 50, it doesn't matter your age, just your heart. <3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aygc2004

I would say that one Luis guy that made Duolingo.Pity he's not answering any of my questions I asked him on his stream.

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