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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

I have to say good bye to this forum.

I have to say good bye to this forum because I do not like to get told that I post overly sexual or profane things while users of varying ages visit this forum and this without being told what I shall have done wrong.

So I want to thank everybody who supported me or told his honest opinion and maybe I could help the one or another time a bit too.

In addition: I am thankfull that I could learn what was unreasonable. But the way how people handle thinks here shows me that my solution for leaving this forum was the right one. I have no desire to get treated in this way again. I prefer to speak to each other and tell what everybody has on their mind. Only then we can learn what we should do differently.

September 12, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George229674

Relax. Calm down. Take a breather, but stay. In the 6 months that I've been here, ive found that this forum contains 4 types of people.

  1. Mostly wild little children. (Nothing wrong with that. Kids are kids. Real adults are patient.)

  2. Complaining, negative adults who get irritated with the repetitive, occasionally nonsensical posts of these children.

  3. Moderators who don't speak my native language and don't understand me.

  4. People with questions, or people who are willing to help.

I'm only here to talk with the last group.

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Thanks for your encouragement. I will see what might comes up after a long time. But I do not trust the admins anymore, when they are not able to judge professionally and react in this way. I can never be sure to get accused for nothing again. And I know better to do with my time. I guess I will focus again with helping people with their German and stick to my Arabic friends. Their I get back a friendly and fair feedback.

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George229674

Thank you my friend. Just take a few days off. Trust me. Mods, much respect, but they are from all over the world and may not understand the nuances of what we are saying. ..they try their best..you help German learning friends? from Arabic? That sounds very, very difficult. Much respect. Deepest respect. I am learning Spanish from English.

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Actually, I help them via English. But as more as I learn Arabic I get better in supporting Arabic speakers because I understand where there problems are and can use more and more the Arabic language for help them with the German pronunciation, especially when they want to learn German with as less accent as possible, and also with with grammar topics. And Arabic I mostly learn from English too and sometimes also from German.

I took a few days off and I am still sure that I will not post here any new things anymore. The reason is not that there was something which I maybe should not have posted. I am disappointed about the way people acting here. The normal way would be to tell your wishes or request in the first way to the person, and only if the person not giving a proper reaction then report them. Btw, I am not the only one who thinks so. I spoke with some people about it and I am happy that they are able to telling me where I might be wrong but they agreed with this wired way of reporting or down voting without telling why.

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Hello Elke,

I would like to explain: I have reported the post under which I wrote "Why do you post these immensely cruel words?" in your "Fascinating Arabic" thread.

The sermon that you quoted in your post described (hell) torture scenes in awful detail.

My worry was that children who are present at Duolingo, as we know, might see these awful descriptions.

This is because when I was younger, descriptions of this kind would make me suffer. When I was younger, I would feel the pain that was described, and these scenes would haunt me for days or even weeks.

Today, I can think that these are just horrible words. But as a young person, I was not able to distance my inner feelings from these impressions.

I thought that it would be better if Duolingo protected young people who are like I was from these words. That's what Duolingo did. And for that, I'm grateful.

I hope you can understand. Thank you.

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MopasMipy

Haven't seen those, thankfully! ;A; (Well, only on certain users' descriptions because they were needed to be blocked asap...)

Did you block & downvote them? Over-downvotes rushes the MODS over to check this out. Also, you can block a user in their profile -> faint gear at the top.

Will you post your own posts, at least?

I hope you'd return soon to see how much this improved& GL! :D

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

But they told that my recent post is written in those way. So no, I am not going to post sth new anymore. I never can know what they like or not because they are not telling exactly which post was wrong.

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MopasMipy

oh, I don't remember seeing such a post by you. If they can't provide a link then they are most likely bluffing... idk. GL ;v;

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Honestly, and I do not remember to write such a post too. I just spoke about this with another one from this forum and he can not understand this too.

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wendya1

Don't go you would be missed don't let anyone shut out your voice. Not here and not anywhere.

September 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Thank you for your encouraging words.

September 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wendya1

I hope they worked;)

September 19, 2019
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