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Even big figureheads in the Japanese learning community still recommend
other learners to join their discord servers to ask questions
and otherwise talk about languages.
For example, on the Itazura website even today despite many complaints
you can still find a link to so-called
It is needless to say that this situation upsets people in the community,
but I want to believe that the main reason behind the discord links remaining on Itazura
is simply that the site hasn't been updated in a long while.
Otherwise, it would literally mean that the owner wants us to install
on our computers and become victims of the mass surveillance.
Most of us already know that discord is malware, and many refuse to use it. Unfortunately, while some simply avoid discord and don't search for alternatives, in general the need for a safe place to gather among Japanese learners remains unsatisfied.