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Richard-Business Eng
Professional Teacher
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Good grief...

Truth be told, I don't blame anyone because some italki members cannot afford a tutor or teacher.


End of discussion

Apr 29, 2020 2:44 PM
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It's certainly boring to read through all the language partner requests in the discussion section. I find it equally annoying, when searching in the language partner section, to see that section filling up with tutors and teachers who aren't really willing to be language partners, but leave their profiles in that section to attract paying students. If I were looking for an English partner, I'd probably be tempted to throw my request up here too!
April 30, 2020
Literally, It's like that--- People don't understand that posting " I want to improve my english" -- I'm looking for a partner to practice with" are bothering other users--- I'm honest--- Seeing the discussion board like that all day, every day is frustrating ...

By the way, I don't care if I recive downvotes for what I have said ...
April 29, 2020
Hi Richard,
You are right. These posts dominate the discussion board. I sometimes read them and copy the link of these requests and paste it for other requesters so they can find each other.
April 29, 2020
I think he means that people who are looking for language partners should use the section that Italki provides for that purpose. "Community," sixth item on the list, "Find language partners."

But instead, they keep asking in the "Discussions" area, making it useless for actual discussions.

The place to look for language partners is:

April 29, 2020
My thanks to everyone who posted their comments in this discussion.
Your comments were constructive and respectful.

I know my original posting was written in an unusual manner, but I think everyone understood that I did not mean to be critical of anyone.

I specifically want to thank Dan for clearly explaining the point I was making.

Stay well.... stay safe... and keep smiling

April 30, 2020
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Richard-Business Eng
Language Skills
English, French
Learning Language