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Will the Weekly Incubator Updates ever return?

A user called Jitengore used to upload a post with the progress courses made in the following week. However since a website update where users can no longer see people's posts, he hasn't uploaded any (if he has updated a new one could someone let me know?).

I was wondering if they will ever return. I was thinking of taking over and doing them myself, but I realised how much of a time commitment that is. I would really like to then thank Jitengore for uploading the updates because they were really useful and did take a large time commitment on his part.

If anyone starts them up again, or has already, let me know below because I'd like to see them return :)

1 year ago

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Lrtward
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Here's his last one, from April 16: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22179757

He had started doing them every other week, presumably due to demands on his time. Hopefully he's just super busy and not abandoning the updates.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goosefield
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The weekly updates were nice and all, but I'd like to see progress on the Hindi course first. In the meantime, see updates here.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SenorDustin

I agree with gibbothebee. A little bit of clicking around can give you the information you want and need about the incubator. I imagine that jitengore is burned out from the incubator. He/She travels and goes to school, and it quite busy by them. I would rather that they focus on ONLY the Hindi course, and their personal lives first.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goosefield
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Thank you. I am frustrated when I check every week for updates on the Hindi course and I only see the moderators saying that the launch will be delayed (again and again). Instead of prioritizing incubator updates, the team should focus on their own progress so they actually have something to report.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre
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Hindi is the new Yiddish. I've started taking bets on it reaching a full year with no movement in the percentage completion in the incubator :P

From what I can see, jitengore is the only member of the team, so I hope he will at some point appoint a team who can actually get on with building the course.

He did a good job on the incubator updates but it looks like someone else will have to take up the mantle. I don't think it took him as long as you might think, because he used a script someone else had made to gather all the percentages in one go, and then he just had to check for incubator updates and the teams who manually update their completion percentage.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goosefield
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I agree. Duolingo should replace contributors who make no progress in a certain timeframe. There are plenty of people willing and able to contribute to the Hindi course.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicholasOKane
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I loved the weekly incubator updates too. Can someone please tell me if theres any way I can get the %s for Yiddish, Haitian Creole or High Valyrian given they are not listed here https://www.duolingo.com/courses/all

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sie00
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I was thinking the same. I wish someone else would do It if he's busy. Maybe they could email him to find out which weeks they could fill in or just go ahead and do their own one.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgiosDC
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They are back! And now with a central thread to track them, check here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22360462 I'm very happy to see them again. Spread the word!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverBens1

Thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PalladiumPaladin

The progress updates were sort of the most organized and simple updates we could use for knowing the progress of language course development. I really hope they do come back. Also, does (did) anybody have a strategy for finding the Incubator updates when they came out? It has been really difficult for me to access the new ones, and in case they came back, I would have liked to use an efficient strategy instead of searching and searching for the new updates.

1 year ago