Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

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Would you be interested in participating in an East Asian language TAC team in 2017?

Poll ended at Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:19 am

Yes
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83%
No
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Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby Sizen » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:19 am

So far, there is only very limited interest in the idea of a new East Asian languages TAC team in 2017, so I thought I'd formalize the process of testing the waters by putting it to a poll.

I've put my name forward as a potential leader for the group, but I'm not opposed to someone with more experience taking the reins, especially if they have the support of other members.

Feel free to leave any comments in this thread about anything you might want or expect from a new group in 2017.
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Re: Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby Nandemonai » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:51 am

I'm interested. If there would only be a team for Korean instead of all East Asian languages, then I'd join them as Korean will be my focus of 2017.
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Re: Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby Expugnator » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:26 pm

The whole idea of TAC hasn't really caught up in this new forum. I'd definitely join, but a permanent East Asian thread would make more sense (or separate ones did each language).
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Re: Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby galaxyrocker » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:07 pm

Like Expugnator said, I think a general East Asian/separate language group thread. Either way, I'd follow along with the TAC if one was done, since current plans have me focusing on Japanese next year, but I don't think I'd be willing to do a full-on TAC.
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Re: Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby Nandemonai » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:52 am

Expugnator wrote:The whole idea of TAC hasn't really caught up in this new forum. I'd definitely join, but a permanent East Asian thread would make more sense (or separate ones did each language).


I have to agree with this. The team was rather inactive during the second half of the year. Signing up for a TAC is a big commitment that not everybody would want/be able to make.
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Re: Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby ロータス » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:46 pm

Is TAC just a thread where you post questions you have for that language group or do you also post your progress? I would be interested in joining TAC if I could just post my progress there, without having to start a log. Would be nice to just scroll through and see how everyone is doing weekly/monthly. I'll mainly be just reading Japanese in 2017, maybe work on listening.
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Re: Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby Xelian » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:20 am

I'm learning Japanese and Korean, and I'm pretty darn interested in Mandarin also, and would like to start digging into some materials to learn Mandarin, so this would literally be my dream team for 2017. I've already got a language log up with my Japanese and Swedish progress for this past year, (I'm also learning Swedish) it's comparatively slow over the holidays but during the school year it is very busy since I take language courses. I am fully committed to at least Japanese, and will be studying it the entire year of 2017. I've been learning it for about 3 years in school (middle, high, and college level courses), and 4 years out of school (self-studying during the summers and high school when they didn't offer any more Japanese courses), and now am adding more schooling this year and next at the least ^^.

EDIT:
Ok, I read up on TAC and saw the one for last year's East Asian langs... I'd totally be up for doing this, and I also put my name in for being a potential leader.^^
I think if we made individual threads for each language it would be really even more challenging to get enough people to join in, but... it might be more useful for the group if everyone was learning the same language(s).
But yeah, sign me up, sounds amazing!!
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Re: Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby ロータス » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:53 pm

Sizen wrote:So far, there is only very limited interest in the idea of a new East Asian languages TAC team in 2017, so I thought I'd formalize the process of testing the waters by putting it to a poll.

I've put my name forward as a potential leader for the group, but I'm not opposed to someone with more experience taking the reins, especially if they have the support of other members.

Feel free to leave any comments in this thread about anything you might want or expect from a new group in 2017.



Still up for being the leader and starting the thread soon? If not, Im willling to post something on New Years to get this ball rolling.
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Re: Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby dampingwire » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:40 pm

I'll join (for Japanese) if a TAC team forms. It does seem, however, that TAC isn't such a hit with this forum as it was before.
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Re: Interest in an East Asian TAC team in 2017?

Postby Xelian » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:20 am

I think that if we start a TAC team, that the people should be more committed to it from the start, unless they have some kind of accident or issue going on in their lives. That's totally understandable, and seemed to happen a lot without notice in the last East Asian team TAC. It would be nice if they at least said "Hey, I can't do the challenge anymore, but it was fun while it lasted" before they leave. I think maybe it would be a good idea for people to post once a week or at least once every two weeks. Posting once a month doesn't really give the sense of community TAC tries to give.

Regardless, if a thread is up by Jan 1st, I'll definitely be posting in it! ^^ I'm watching this board like a hawk lol
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