A quick session on the categories of duolingo
People in duolingo are of 4 types :
1) Some people only practice their language and never enter the discussion forums because they might feel distracted or other reasons.
2) Some people only be in the forums and never practice. Maybe they practice only once a month or even a year!
3) Some people practice as well as interact with the forums too.
4) Some people take a break and then restart again.
Now, which category are you??
I used to be 1, but then I became mostly 3 after leaving this site for awhile.
The main reason was that when I started Duolingo in 2014, I took no notice to the discussion tab. After returning from a hiatus, I asked a French related question, as it was something about word context that kept bothering me, and I realized that the community was helpful, kind, and loving.
So, I interact on the forums more because of that wonderful experience. ^ ^
I'm mostly a 3, but I have phases when I'm a mixture of 1 and 4, in that I'm too busy and just do what's necessary and ignore the discussions. I also was a 4 at the beginning of the year (I lost my streak and with it a bit of motivation and there were enough other things going on in my life). Before that I was the same 3 with bits of 1 and 4 category mix I am now.
I don't think I'll ever become a 2. If I'm here I might as well study and reach at least my daily goal if not more.