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https://www.duolingo.com/StormGirl1

Is Duolingo Becoming Less Popular?

StormGirl1
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I haven't been online for a while and Duolingo seems like a dessert! Not many people seem to be online anymore, I've even un-followed my followers because they're not active anymore, even with high language levels! Can anyone explain why?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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People left when they killed immersion and started killing off the boards by trying to micro-manage other people's conversations and deleting intelligent conversation whilst encouraging nonsense.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StormGirl1
StormGirl1
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Thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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StormGirl, I second that observation. The majority of my friends are certainly less active after immersion ended. Some of the long streakers have quietly disappeared, or said their goodbyes. And I too am much less active, although it is true that I have been able to re-gild a lot of lessons. I try to contribute to the forums to keep them alive and to nourish new and old learners. But it is so quiet compared to in the heyday of immersion.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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.

There are more active

on the language lessons

than rather on the forums

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StormGirl1
StormGirl1
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I'm a little confused... Nice website!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kyrakyra
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I think it is because the immersion section has been removed from the website a few months ago.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SprightBark
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This is a likely cause with the necessary premise that the OPs inactive friends and followers used immersion.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silviavezzo
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I'm agree with you!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silviavezzo
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I add: DL without "Immersion" is very boring.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StormGirl1
StormGirl1
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DL?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silviavezzo
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Duolingo!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StormGirl1
StormGirl1
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Ahh okay thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StormGirl1
StormGirl1
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Is it really?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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I think you mean 'desert' - not dessert (yum!)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StormGirl1
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Yes indeed xD

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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How do you know that not many people are not on line any more? Is that an assumption on your part or do you have some evidence to support your claim?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StormGirl1
StormGirl1
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Just all my followers aren't really active, I don't see many discussions and people with incredibly high day streaks have none now. I just think that it doesn't seem to be as active, fun and popular, what's your opinion?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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I think it's just that some of your friends aren't using it any more, that's all.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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So, you have no evidence either, I imagine?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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That's right, none of us have access to Duolingo's usage figures. From the O.P.'s description, though, that's how it seems to me. The forums are as busy as ever.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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Actually, my own experience mirrors the OP's, in that activity is very quiet and a lot of my friends with high levels and streaks have either deactivated or, are rarely here.

The dicussions are quite busy, as you say, but then again, so many are asking the same questions, particularly new users looking for activity or returning users looking for immersion.

However, as none of us have any impirical evidence one way or the other, we can only go by our own experience and will never really know the answer unless Duo provides it, which seems unlikely to happen.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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@Ifphigenia - it's interesting how different people see different aspects of the same elephant :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Keepinggoing

I second that a hundred times! And I don't understand why anyone would downvote your observation.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StormGirl1
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Thank you me too!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pastagirlemma

It's very popular

1 year ago