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Questions and a Buddy System

Posted by frank October 24, 2007 in the Group General Discussion .


I've been lurking a good long while now and I thought it was time to resurface and get back into the mix. (For those of you just joining us, I'm Frank Fradella, author, artist, independent filmmaker and your resident Newbie blogger.)

I've got a few questions, a suggestion or two, and I knew this was the place to go to get them heard.

1) Do we have an ETA on when Qing Wen, Dear Amber and the other non-lesson features will be added back to our feeds?

2) Is there any way to get the blog posts to automatically add to the conversation list, so that folks know when we bloggers have updated our page? (Again for those new to the site, ChinesePod has people blogging in a number of languages, lending insights into our progress, or helping you find your way in your own studies. Currently we have folks blogging in English (Ken and myself), Spanish, Korean, Japanese, German, and French. Not to mention an Integrated Chinese blog!)

3) I'm interested in working out some kind of Buddy System. ChinesePod is fantastic for solo study, and I'd like to find a way to use these tools with another Premium subscriber to practice in real time with a fellow student a few days a week. I'm rated as a Low Elementary and I've got access to MSN, AIM, Skype and email. If we can work out a definable system, I'd like to bring it back to the membership here to see if we can find a way to build a better mouse trap. Might be our feedback is something ChinesePod could use later on. Contact me through my profile if you're interested!

That's it for now. Good to see you all again!

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