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!
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!
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...)
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
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.
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???
Love ya too hon!! <3 <3 <3 http://media.giphy.com/media/4Gf2txOa5EGY0/giphy.gif
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!
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.
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!
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.....
ViolettePolyglot (COME BACK!!!!!)
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 ;)
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?
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!
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
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.