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! :-)
Finally my cats can contribute to something. Might distract them from knocking things off my desk.
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.
Whenever there needs to be a Lolcat > Persian course, my cat is willing to contribute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It'll take a lot of synergy to create the kind of bandwidth required for this level of gamification
They added courses for Italian, so I think they have enough bandwidth now.
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.
They've had around 20 courses in development before at the same time, so how many are in development isn't really the problem.
haha! Even though duolingo should add real languages like Catalan, it's funny that they accepted this course.
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.