https://www.duolingo.com/profile/red6996

1000 downvotes.

Wow. Just wow. Just goes to show how much immersion meant to e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶o̶n̶e̶ some people.

April 22, 2017

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

Someone that knows about website building should make something like immersion and expand upon it. Make something dedicated to community-based translations and corrections for foreign language learners. Lang-8 will leave a hole in the market when it finally shuts down, as it seems the owner is abandoning it for a more profitable product.

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

There's a business lesson here, if Duo couldn't make it work and Lang-8 couldn't make it work, maybe it is just an idea that can't support a viable business model.

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlosQuin342077

That is really bad news. I had just discovered Lang-8. It is great.

April 23, 2017

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

You can't sign up for a new account which means growth of the community (which is the basis of the website) is halted and will slowly die off. The owners are abandoning it for HiNative. If you already have a lang-8 account you can keep using it though.

April 23, 2017

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

Lang-8 is not shutting down, they temporarily closed registration in order to redirect people toward their new platform HiNative, it's just a marketing strategy, that's all.

Here is the proof:
http://blog.lang-8.com/post/158655412884/regarding-the-suspension-to-new-sign-ups-for

April 23, 2017

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

Someone is making exactly that. I forgot who though. Their comment about the production of Immersion-like website is a comment on the Immersion post.

April 23, 2017

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

Merci! I see you got Spanish 25 again!

April 23, 2017

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

I think they have the same functionality on Italki, haven't they? The lang-8 thing, I mean.

April 23, 2017

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

Lang-8 isn't shutting down. It's still up and only temporary.

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuisRamos709109

Wow. All I can say is wow.

April 23, 2017

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

What was imersion??

February 15, 2019

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