Hello! I'm fairly new to this site. I haven't found anything on the site that explains the significance of community activity points. Could someone explain to me if there is a benefit to earning points? I'm happy that i can get native speakers to review my posts and I'm happy to correct others' notebook entries.
You have just asked the quintessential existential nihilistic question about being a participant in the italki community, which is; how does one find meaning in an italki meaningless community?
Several years ago, the “italki community “was a fun place to learn a foreign language, whether on the discussion board, notebook board, finding a language partner, or booking a lesson with an instructor. It was a win win situation when you participated. If I am not mistaken, you could at one time see which members were currently logged on to the site. And yes, it was a friendly place. I never had a problem finding a language partner, and instructor fees were relatively cheap. Unfortunately, it is not that way anymore in its present form.