What are clubs exactly? And how do you join?
I am kinda a newb with duolingo and I have heard about clubs, but I am not exactly sure what they are. I'm kind of shy asking about anything so I would greatly appreciate your help
Clubs are like a weird virtual Duo ghost town, where many people go, but nobody seems to be there. It's like Duo's version of G+. And to limit interaction, you get randomly assigned to a club, and the limit is 50 people per club, so finding a random club is kind of like virtual speed dating in a large room full of people that are all ghosting you.
To really ensure that clubs remain like an abandoned online ghost town, resembling the final days of groups on myspace, Duo has limited access to clubs, so they can't be accessed on the web or on a computer. For that you need the iOS app or the android app.
Clubs are a great way to have one on one interactions with yourself and practice your language of choice in front of people who aren't there. It's a real confidence builder, even if it's somewhat lacking in real interaction, except for the Duo robots. Although I'm not sure if the bots are still there - they might have left too.
Do check out the clubs, and keep us posted. Let us know if you've found anything, and if we don't hear from you, we'll go checking to see if you're still alive, or if you've been trapped in a club.
All somewhat true. I still like being in my club though because I like the daily challenges (yes, I'm the only who does them but I don't really care - they still make me engage with Japanese in ways that the regular Duolingo course cannot).
Also, it's kind of interesting to keep tabs on the other two active members (out of 56 - I know, the numbers are dismal).
Btw, back when I joined, you could pick your club. And I'm pretty sure you could make your own, if you wanted to be together with people of your choosing. (I think you give out codes for that.)
Clubs I believe are only on Mobile at this moment. You can join one by using the Mobile app, selecting the Club icon at the bottom of your screen, and joining one. They are like a leaderboard in ways and where you can communicate with other members learning the same language.
Hi kaijucool, welcome to Duolingo then I guess =)
The answer to most questions about what certain features of Duolingo are and how they work, like yours, can be found in the Duolingo Help Center and the post Duolingo Wiki & FAQ (unofficial, but still amazing).
Also, the post [Guide] In which forum should I post my discussion? helps you in deciding where to post questions/discussions. For example, you posted in the Japanese section while your question is not related to Japanese, just a tip =)