I'm super excited to announce that I've launched forums on Quizlet. I announced my intention to build them back in March, but never got around to finessing the administration parts of it until recently.
Why forums? Because they're oh-so-useful. They can provide communication in a way that discussion can't. Last week, during my finals, I wished Quizlet had forums when my entire French class was studying at the same time, and we needed to talk about which words were going to be added to our test at the last minute. Before forums, we had to do kludges like this.
Each group has its own private forum, only viewable to members of its group. Group admins can delete individual posts and whole threads in their forums, as well as make stickies and close topics. These forum threads will be displayed in the group page as well as well as the main forum section.
There are also public forums, accessible to anyone. The goal with these is to become a language forum, where users can ask vocabulary questions and discuss usage. These forums will be closely moderated by myself and NeilKelty. Note: there is no "Lounge" forum, and I currently have no intention of making one.
By the way - I'm going to "soft launch" them today, meaning that they're a little green and not thoroughly tested. So you can only get there through your group page or by a direct link to https://quizlet.com/forums ... In the next few days -- possibly tomorrow -- there will be a link among the "My Dashboard" and "Create Set" links.
The more feedback you all have on this the better. Send in your comments!
P.S. Perhaps you're wondering about the new Learn mode. Well I was using it to study for my finals this past week and it's very sexy and all but it just isn't as useful and functional as the current one. The current one has problems, sure - it can get very stop-and-go when a lot of people are online - but it's proven to work well. I just want to make sure the new one is better than the old one.