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

Lolcat is back in the Incubator...

...and it's not April Fools' today, so maybe there is a new real course coming soon?!

Edit: I don't consider even for a moment that this is a real course that Duolingo is planning to create. I was thinking it might be serving a bit like a placeholder for an actual course of an actual language. It actually went away for a moment and then came back again, which I think hints even more at it serving a purpose. And not the purpose of teaching us silly cat languages! :-)

December 17, 2014

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

Finally my cats can contribute to something. Might distract them from knocking things off my desk.

December 17, 2014

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

You just made me chuckle (:

December 17, 2014

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

Finnish....please let it be a placeholder for a new Finnish course. :)

December 18, 2014

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

Well, find some cats who speak Lolcat and English to contribute. It'd be a good language for the people who work in animal shelters to know.

December 17, 2014

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

Whenever there needs to be a Lolcat > Persian course, my cat is willing to contribute.

December 18, 2014

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

I DON'T like it :/ I want my catalan course!

December 17, 2014

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

Wait .... Lolcatalan?

December 17, 2014

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

I'm confused :S

December 17, 2014

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

Hahaha! Best (:

December 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shelby-gabrielle

You know, it is Hanukkah! A Hebrew course perhaps?

December 17, 2014

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

Wait... it's gone!

December 18, 2014

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

I wonder if that was the DL staff testing whether the incubator has enough bandwidth to hold another course. If it has, I'm expecting a new course to be released soon.

December 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

When they use the phrase "lack of bandwidth" to describe why there aren't more courses in the Incubator, they don't mean that the Incubator has reached a hard-coded course limit, they mean that their team doesn't have the resources to support more courses.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bandwidth

Specifically definition 4

a person's capacity to handle or think about more than one thing at the same time:

He doesn't have the bandwidth to make those kinds of decisions.

December 18, 2014

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

Thank you. I've seen a few posts on here where people have picked up on the "bandwith" statement by Luis in his latest Reddit AMA. I've been mildly amused from their interpretations of the term.

December 18, 2014

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

It'll take a lot of synergy to create the kind of bandwidth required for this level of gamification

December 19, 2014

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

You, I like you.

December 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

They added courses for Italian, so I think they have enough bandwidth now.

December 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TaraA1

They took two courses out of beta at the same time as putting two new ones in the incubator, it's still the same number of courses in development.

December 18, 2014

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

They've had around 20 courses in development before at the same time, so how many are in development isn't really the problem.

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

haha! Even though duolingo should add real languages like Catalan, it's funny that they accepted this course.

December 17, 2014

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

Yah, when it appeared last it was April Fool's day. Ummmm, what? I'm sure it's just a joke, but I wonder why it suddenly showed up.

December 17, 2014

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

Me learn to speak like kitehXD

December 17, 2014

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

I don't know. I think Duolingo should focus on real languages. Link here

December 17, 2014

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

JUSTICE 4 THE DOGE LANGUAGE COURSE

December 18, 2014

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

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I need my Maltese! Please give it to me, I'm desperate!

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

It's gone again.

December 18, 2014

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

I do need help with my Pirate, though! Every ITLAP day I'm left struggling for things to say!

December 18, 2014
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