Viktor
What do you think about nowadays Italki forum? The half year ago I had registered on Italki and forum was contained various interesting topics. But now I am reading only "I need help" or "Looking for partner for me". What is happend with forum?
Jun 1, 2018 3:25 AM
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A few months ago there were many active members starting interesting and thought provoking topics. Unfortunately many of these topics were considered controversial and inapropriate, so in April many people's accounts has been closed or suspended. 
Many of them moved to other sites, a few returned, but now they are more careful and avoid anything that might be controversial. So nowadays these 'Looking for a partner' topics are in majority.  
June 1, 2018

You are actually not the first person to bring this up and it feels like it has been this way for a long time. :P

I remember saying that I would like them to make a page/forum where active users can look for other active users to exchange languages.

June 1, 2018
 
June 1, 2018

As some mentioned, many users were banned during Apple Purge.

Even though paying members were restored, other helpful members could not have their accounts reactivated and even the members that are back still feel a little apprehensive of posting some thing.

I disagree about the part of the discussions being controversial as the reason for the purge. Some were indeed, but most were inoffensive. I still think it was a technical failure. Some believe a troll may have benefited from it. May be...

Still, some members assembled in this forum (created by Grzybek) https://evengreener.createaforum.com

It's not big, but there are interesting discussions, no censorship and everybody is welcome 

June 1, 2018

During the month of April many people, including myself got banned without any valuable reason a troll was trolling around. My account, since I am a premium member (I take lessons so I contribute financially to the italki business) was restored. But some non paying members got banned forever. Some people who corrected notebook entries for free left since they felt hurt by the lack of recognition of their work by Italki.

i am still here but slightly paranoid. For instance I am often thinking that I got banned again. This morning I tried to post a notebook entry with no success. I just cannot send it. Maybe Italki is having technical problems. But that gives you an idea about one’s feelings.

If one is banned, he doesn’t know it. His posts just desappear.

June 1, 2018
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Viktor
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English, Russian
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