https://www.duolingo.com/TheUsagiProject

The Usagi Project

Welcome to this project in honor of our amazing mod!


Hi, everybody!! Usagiboy7 is a great moderator and member of our learning community, and we all know it! He is friendly and polite to new users who have recently started learning here, can work in collaboration and can be reasonable. He is very helpful in the forums too, and helps to clean them and helps with so many other things! Another user had a project in honor of them, and I was thinking we could do the same for Usagiboy7, who again, is a great member/moderator of the Duolingo Community!

It is simple: Learn one skill each day, for a week.

Learning is what we are here for. We are also here for helping others out in the sentence forums. The threads we have are great, and I am glad to be hear on Duolingo! It really is a GREAT place to be (this is the best community I have ever come across in my life). Please participate in honor of our great friend, who works very hard.

Usagiboy7, we appreciate what you have done for us.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Aww, this is so sweet! I love that this is all folded into a way to encourage people to make progress with their language studies.

I feel so fortunate to have found Duolingo. This community is very special to me. The connections we make here are changing lives (others' as well as our own, certainly they have changed mine). We are making close friendships regardless of geopolitical boundaries, learning about each other's languages and the cultures fostering and fostered by those languages. Together, thanks to the combined forces of the courses, these forums, and our Activity streams, we've not just been learning words, but how those words are woven into and impacting our daily lives. Our language journeys have made us curious about each other's lives, we've become more than just screen names or foreign stereotypes. We're more human together, and hopefully better humans to one another at that. I hope we can keep that with us, keep our curiosity growing and not let fear shut us down or make us pull back from feeling the truth of each other's humanity, to want good things for each other.

So, come high water and a/b tests, being caught between a rock and some German trees..., through many phases of the website that have barked up the wrong tree--but that have ultimately inspired 10 more trees (several of which we found we liked rather a lot), here is to the future of Duolingo!

Most importantly, however, here is to the future of the Duolingo community, the friendships we've built here, and the ways in which those friendships are--and hopefully will continue--changing the world.

With great warmth and affection, thank you. It was so heartwarming to come home and find this discussion. :')

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe
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They

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

I feel like I'm missing something (or I'm incredibly stupid). What do you mean by "they"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

You know how girls pronouns are she and her and boys have him and he? Usagi is a genderqueer and prefers they pronouns :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

Oh, so I was being stupid... facepalms

Just... Just ignore me. Sorry. ^ ^"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hiraetha

Aw not a bit stupid Rina, I've made the same mistake before xD

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FloweringIris.
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Don't worry, you were brave to ask! I don't know if I would, haha :P I was mistaken too :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0000666ttt

lol same

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE
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Do you know why "Usagiboy", Is it a character or something?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Being agender doesn't mean not seeing gender or not playing with it or preferring to look this or that way. For me, it is simply lack of an innate feeling of being any gender. So, sometimes I play with gender as an idea. (Which is what happened when I ended up with this username.)

One day, I was looking at some cool fan art of anthropomorphic bunny guys. (Actually, I'm not sure if it was fan art or original. Anyhow, the art was amazing!) So, when I joined a social chat just after that, I picked Usagiboy. I went with the Japanese word for bunny (Usagi) instead of the English word because it was an anime discussion site. But, also because I'd learned the Japanese word for "bunny" a long time ago from looking up the meaning of Tsukino Usagi's name. (Tsukino Usagi is from an anime called Sailor Moon.) I have a soft spot for that anime and the manga (comic book) version of Usagi's character.

For those interested, Tsukino Usagi in full means, "Bunny of the Moon." All of the show's characters have cool names that reflect their characters like that: Hino Rei (Spirit of Fire), Mizuno Ami (Friend of Water), Aino Minako (Beautiful Child of Love), Kino Makoto (Sincerity of Wood), Tenou Haruka (Distant Sky Ruler), Kaiou Michiru (Mature Sea Ruler), Setsuna Meiou (Moment Dark Ruler), Tomoe Hotaru (Earth Sprouting Firefly), Chibi Usagi (Little Bunny), Chiba Mamoru (Defender of Earth) Translation Source.

Anyhow, I didn't realize at the time that the username would end up being attached to me long term.

Shortly after, I joined Duolingo. I needed to think of a username for here too, so I just went with the same one and added a 7. Then I became a mod and it's best if our usernames are consistent. So, here I am with a homage to Tsukino Usagi and someone's amazing art at the start of my name, and "boy" for the end of my name.

:)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

Usagi means bunny in Japanese :) Basically, our favourite moderator is a bunny :P

1 year ago

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But so, why "boy"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

Hmm, I don't know actually @.@

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

points to this comment enthusiastically

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4
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Seconds this

Edit: And rewards lingots...

1 year ago

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Skills for the bunny, yes! I would be happy to help. Thank you Usagi for all that you do for us!!! : )

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

One skill each day, for a week? O.o

Can it be a Memrise skill? Since I am shamefully cheating on Duolingo with Memrise runs and hides in a bush

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrincessSirenity

I will lean one skill a day in honor of Usagiboy7! ฅ^•ㅅ•^ฅ

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Diana14283

For Usagiboy.... I'll do it!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

I'll do it! Great idea

1 year ago

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Tuesday: Adverbs 4, Politics 1, V. Cond. 2, Abs. Ob. 3, Fantasy, Present 4, Philosophy, Cl. Music
Wednesday: Rel. Pron, Abs. Ob. 4, Politics 2, Culture, The world (finished tree)
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Monday:

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

:O

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrincessSirenity

Wow! Great job! ฅ^•ㅅ•^ฅ

1 year ago

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    I will try. One skill a day for a week to say "Thank You" to Usagiboy7 for all they do to make Duolingo (and the world) a better place to be; for their honesty and courage!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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    Count me in! My week for the Penny Project still hasn't legitimately started because I've been very busy, but Bunny is amazing and certainly deserves this tribute! =D

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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    I'll totally take part, not in a language I'm seriously learning right now though, maybe Italian.(I don't think Bunny's gonna want me to go faster than my optimum pace!)
    When does it begin? Is it, like, self-moderated? :D

    Report!
    Wednesday, 2017/04/12: Irish: Imperative

    (Edited to add a sentence in parentheses)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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    It looks like it might be a self-directed challenge. In other challenges like that, folks have created a daily chart, and then edited the comment to update their chart. For example:

    Monday: Verbs 1: Complete
    Tuesday: Verbs 2: Complete
    Wednesday: Verbs 3: In Progress

    You could do that here if you wanted :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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    Good idea! I'll edit the comment as I go.

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    https://www.duolingo.com/bergenhopps
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    Usagi is a wonderful member of our community. :) We are truly blessed to have them here.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lolegit901

    Let's do this. Already 1 skill yesterday, 2 skills today. Edit: Monday: 1 skill Tuesday: 2 skills Wednesday: 1 skill Thursday: 1 skill Friday: 1 skill

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    Yayy!! I can't wait to get started :D

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    https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE
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    Just a mistake I think "I am glad to be here on Duolingo".

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    I'll join!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

    I agree with the poster. Usagiboy7 is a kind moderator, but also a hard working person. I applaud their effort.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLjEMCwfst

    This seems like a cool challenge, but I'm on a bunch of skills that have 10 lessons per skill, so i'll pass. Cool challenge tho.

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    https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

    I'd love to! This is great!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hopeisnotlost

    Let's do this!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hopeisnotlost

    wait I can't do this....Not allowed on weekends....Plus I can't be online at all on next week....Sorry.

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    https://www.duolingo.com/SprightBark
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    Hello. I joined in the Usagi Project challenge on Tuesday when I first read the post. I will attempt to complete a skill a day for a week (normally German but perhaps other languages), to honor Usagiboy7 and their great contributions to the community here. Thank you Usagi!

    • Tuesday: Business 1, Adjectives: Dative.
    • Wednesday: Adjectives: Nominative 2, Language.
    • Thursday: Abstract objects 1.
    • Friday: Preterite, Animals 2.
    • Saturday: Verbs present 3.
    • Sunday: Body 2.
    • Monday: Verbs Future 3.

    [I had tagged this onto the end of my other post here, but now have separated it out into its own post.]


    Well I have completed the challenge.
    There will be some revision for me to do soon. ;)
    It has been a lot of fun.
    :-D

    Once again, thanks to Usagi for everything they do here!

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    https://www.duolingo.com/Danfirehorse
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    Will I get to be a moderator if I learn a skill every day for a week

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    https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

    nooo... why?

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    https://www.duolingo.com/Danfirehorse
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    What do you mean

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    https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

    I don't think that you will... this is just to honor one of the moderators...

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    That sucks

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    https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE
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    I don't think you become moderator because you want, but because they chose you, if they need you. And if you use "sucks", I think they won't need you.

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    https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

    why?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lolegit901

    Really?

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    I want to become a moderator

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    I expect that being a moderator on Duolingo is phenomenally hard work, and can probably be quite unpleasant.

    Anyway - completing skills, even to praise an existing moderator, does not unlock access to become a moderator. But here's some information about moderators for anyone who wonders:

    Please see the lower portion of this page for information on becoming a moderator: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204980530-Who-are-the-forum-moderators-

    Please see here for the moderator guidelines: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/205079384-What-are-the-Moderator-Guidelines-

    1 year ago
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