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Classic italki has really gone :-(

I tried to open the classic site today but its gone. Hat in hand I am truly sorry to see a very fast uploading webpage disappear.


I had to open the present site which took 11 seconds. Man can run 100m faster...

Aug 17, 2016 2:32 PM
Comments · 17
My sweet pinkish italki where have you gone?

Have you really vanished and left us alone?

You were definitely my favorite place all along

Now I wait for your pages to load from night until dawn

I have to count for 10 before browsing you on my phone

Please come back to us as soon as possible or I'll yell and moan

Allow me to glimpse you again and I promise I'll use a happier tone

You are the one and I don't think I'll ever enjoy using your clone!
August 17, 2016

Sad state of affairs.

I would love to see the statistics related to the number of users over the next few months.

Of course, I hope membership or frequency of use isn't adversely affected, but I do have some concerns.

August 17, 2016
Definitely agree. As a teacher and student I found the old site's simplicity a lot more user friendly than what it is now. It was also way faster.
August 17, 2016

Hello friends,

Learner SC, I also tried to open classic italki in the morning, suddenly I remembered that today is 17 august.


Mumtaz, I was not able to add even a word to your comment. To cut it short we will miss very badly.

August 17, 2016

Yeah i'm none too happy either. The italki keyboard seems to not be present in this version (which is a real pain) coupled with the fact it takes so long to load this "improved" version, i hope they roll the old one back into service or heavily update this one to run with the simplicity of it's predecessor. Glad to see i'm not alone in my dislike for this version we're now forced to use it.

Sorry if that was more of a rant than a constructive criticism. Not to excuse myself but i've spent the better part of the day trying to figure out this new layout and looking for the in-site keyboard so i can type in Japanese.


August 17, 2016
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Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, French
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)