https://www.duolingo.com/Laura687173

Kicked out of the club or club deleted?

Hi everyone!

Since a few days I was in a French club (my first club). So yesterday, I wanted to look how many points I had altogether. When I clicked on the club button at the bottom, it became strange. I saw all the other clubs like at the beginning. It was a bit confusing. Was I kicked out or was the club deleted?

Thank you for your answers and Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2017

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Birdy582648

Same thing happened to me. I think we were kicked out.

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/iesnes

I've been kicked out before. Don't stress it.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

You must've been kicked out. There is literally no possible way to delete a club.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Birdy582648

Hey Laura, here's a lingot for Christmas, Merry Christmas to you too!

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Laura687173

Thanks! How nice from you! :)

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/King_Of_Beasts

you were probably kicked out

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Joe733089

It could be either one

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille

Yeah you got kicked out

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/benton.1

What are the reasons a person would be kicked out of a club they had joined?

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/iesnes

Lack of activity, or too much activity lol

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Laura687173

I think that was the reason why I was kicked out (too much activity).

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

Who knows? One of the reasons I've never joined a club is they are run by random internet strangers. Unless you have followed them for a while and ascertained their quality of engagement, or know them in real life, you really have no idea how they will run things.

They could be an 8-year old kid with imperfect grasp of grammar doing it for "followers", or a 60-year-old linguistics scholar. They could actually want to keep the club alive, or they could start it and then move on to the next shiny object. They could do it to prove they are on top, or support healthy competition. Only time will tell.

Perhaps you should start your own club?

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/benton.1

Thanks everyone for the insight. Dcarl1, I haven't been kicked out of a club, I don't even know how to find one less alone how to start one. I thought perhaps they were only available through schools. I just wanted to know why people would be kicked out of club. Also, I spend so much time doing lessons here and on Memrise that I couldn't take on another activity. What kind of activities do people do in the clubs, anyway?

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

I don't entirely know. As far as I can tell it allows two things: More direct tracking of XP competition, and ability to e-mail club members. It is available to anyone, not just schools (those are classrooms, not clubs).

They seem very popular, but much like you I spend lots of time elsewhere, and also have a super-demanding work schedule. Between that and my innate skepticism, I decided not to pursue clubs.

December 26, 2017
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