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

Please be patient...

Hey everyone! We're totally blown away that we now have 1,380 (!!) learners in just 3 hours! Just want to say that we're very happy for all of your enthusiasm and our team of five people will be handling your reports and looking at your sentence discussions as soon as humanly possible, so please bear with us as we handle the avalanche of your awesomeness. :)

May 28, 2015

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

I am one of those 1,380. I never intended to learn Esperanto, but now that I've tried it, I'm hooked. If you speak Spanish, Esperanto just flows into your head effortlessly. Since I'm struggling with Russian, I appreciate the simplicity of Esperanto and I appreciate all the hard work of the Esperanto team. Thanks.

May 28, 2015

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

There have been studies that suggest learning Esperanto can potentially have quite a significant impact on the acquisition of other languages. ^_^

May 30, 2015

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

Most of the biggest Esperanto speakers of all times never intended to learn it or were even hostile towards it. Trying to learn it ("to prove your point") always does the trick

May 30, 2015

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

Same with french!

May 28, 2015

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

Thank you so much for helping with the course!

May 28, 2015

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

Take your time. We are extremely grateful for all your hard work thus far!

May 28, 2015

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

Don't worry. You're doing a great job. Thanks for the effort to improve the course.

May 28, 2015

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

I've started learning Esperanto in the past and was disappointed in the available courses and sites. I've been waiting for a decent one, and here it is. :)

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jim3cantos

Thanks. I did the level test. Not bad for a start...

May 28, 2015

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

Yeah, I feel bad about people trying to test out and hitting inflexible answers, but believe me, we're working through the reports as fast as we can. :)

May 28, 2015

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

Don't feel bad. It's beta. We know the score.

Feel happy, BECAUSE THIS IS AWESOME. That's right. I brought out the all-caps.

May 28, 2015

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

^^^

May 29, 2015

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

Your awesomeness is even bigger!

May 28, 2015

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

Awwwwwww.

May 28, 2015

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

I was the 42nd! Isn't it cool?

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonathangrant00

I am so happy to be one of those!!!

May 28, 2015

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    Well you've done a wonderful job getting to this point, now it's a case of sifting through all the bugs as this newborn slowly develops!

    May 28, 2015

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

    6K in 17 hours. Ukranian 12K and norwegian 16K in weeks. O.o

    May 29, 2015

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

    You can’t compare it like that, there are many people waiting eagerly and subscribing very quickly to the course, it’s not proportional. If you want a meaningful comparison, you should compare (for instance) all languages after one week.

    May 29, 2015

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

    Exactly. When a course hatches into beta, everybody who "pre-subscribed" gets a notification dropped in their mailbox telling them the course is available. So it's quite logical that you get a massive influx of learners right off the bat.

    It would be a lot more meaningful to compare the number of active learners after a week or two...

    May 29, 2015

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

    Thank you so much for helping with esperanto!

    May 29, 2015

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

    Thanks for all your hard work, Esperanto team. Dankon!

    May 29, 2015

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

    First of all: great work on the course so far! I've already sent in quite a few reports... Hope I'm not spamming you? :D

    May 29, 2015

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

    No, no, keep 'em coming!

    May 29, 2015

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

    I really don't understand. What is the difference when the course is in beta or stable?

    May 29, 2015

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

    In beta it still has a lot of errors (i. e. missing alternative translations) and once we get most errors sorted out, it is considered stable. :)

    May 29, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

    1,380? Well. I'm sure there are more because I've been waiting for this mysterious language to arrive :)

    I am 1,381 ;)

    May 29, 2015

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

    You all are super! Thanks so much for your work. I'm three units in and so far it's been smooth sailing. :)

    May 29, 2015

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

    Thanks so much for this opportunity! Looking forward to learning Esperanto. :)

    May 30, 2015

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

    Take your time....I still have three trees to finish before I start Esperanto, which I'm looking forward to!

    June 1, 2015
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