https://www.duolingo.com/red6996

1000 downvotes.

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

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosQuin342077

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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Merci! I see you got Spanish 25 again!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MelvilQ
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I think they have the same functionality on Italki, haven't they? The lang-8 thing, I mean.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zekecoma

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LuisRamos709109

Wow. All I can say is wow.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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What was imersion??

19 hours ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dzhocef
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original?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
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Seeing as the original post has at this moment -1004, it's pretty likely.

Original comment here. (slow)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ben400
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Wait what? The original only has -2 downvotes.

19 hours ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ben400
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XD

19 hours ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeNolan6

'Everyone'? There are MILLIONS of Duolingo users, 1000 downvotes is an incredibly tiny percentage of the Duo user community.

Immersion is gone and it isn't coming back. Deal with it. Or go crowdfund your own immersion site.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
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Take into account that Upvotes and Downvotes cancel each other, so that tiny little number you see there might be hiding a MUCH BIGGER number behind. You can only deduce that the balance between them is visibly broken to the down-side.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevinguy19
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Not to mention the number of people who read comments but never downvote or upvote

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
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Or the ones who never even saw the post to begin with...

1 year ago

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