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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

30 Comments


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.


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. ^_^


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


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

Thank you so much for helping with the course!


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

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


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

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


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. :)


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

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


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. :)


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.


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

Your awesomeness is even bigger!


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

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


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

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


[deactivated user]

    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!


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

    Thank you so much for helping with esperanto!


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

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


    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.


    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...


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

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


    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


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

    No, no, keep 'em coming!


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

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


    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. :)


    [deactivated user]

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

      I am 1,381 ;)


      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. :)


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

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


      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!

      Learn Esperanto in just 5 minutes a day. For free.