iTalki seems like a great community with people all over the world joining with the intention of improving their language skills in a one to one approach. Unfortunately I'm noticing on my side that:
1) The server seems a little slow and sometimes pages take a long time to load.
2) The "live chat" feature also appears to not be working, each time I got to chat with someone it tells met they are offline. This is a shame is it seems that if this chat service was to work well it could be a great way of starting some language-swapping-chatting.
Let me know if you guys have any thoughts on this.
If I'm not working on a PC but on my small notepad, the chat frames pop up right in the center and are too big and cannot be closed easily. I didn't have that problem before they updated italki...
I've noticed it too. I send someone a message, then switch to another frame with a different italki page loaded, and the response shows up only in the new frame. I reply again and switch back to the first frame, and the next response appears only there. The conversation ends up all over the place. Sometimes it refuses to send my message when I hit enter.
I had noticed that as well. Chatbox is not working properly, not only sometimes but frequently. I wish they would do something about it.
Yes, I strongly agree with you. Really good community on italki.com with people all over the world, but the chat seems to not work properly most of the time and sometimes the pages are sluggish.