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Little arrows on Sentence Discussion pages

Hi, I asked DL this by email a week ago and have not yet received an answer, just an acknowledgement. What are the little up and down arrows, along with little greynumbers on the sentence discussion pages? Also at the end of this very sentence? I have tried in vain to find the How It Works for DuoLingo. Is there one? Thanks.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Matt.Cooksey

The 'little arrows' are upvote or downvote buttons. And when you say: "little grey numbers" I guess you mean the part where it says: "this was posted, whatever minutes ago."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Melita2

Hi Mat, I have never heard of upvotes or downvotes. I am supposing that this is like a thumbs up or thumbs down, ┬┐verdad? Is this explained anywhere on the site? Does this information ever get back to the author of the comments when we click on these arrows? So we click on them just to show our approval or disapproval to future readers of the comment in question?

I have noticed that only a very few comments indicate when they were posted. I may be commenting on something that may be years old.

Next to your name, there is a French flag (?) with 14, then a sort of bomb with 4. Are you at Level 14 in French? And the bombs?

Merci beaucoup! Melita, de Qu├ębec

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LilPeterPan

Yup. There is flags next to your name so users know what your learning. And the level is next to it. And for the "bomb", Its a streak. It shows how many days you've been learning in a row without stopping (missing a day).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wolhay
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The arrow downwards is used to make posts hidden. Make a downward vote if you think that a post doesn't deserve to be shown. If a post receives a value of -3 it will become hidden and users will have to click on it to be able to see it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Melita2

Hola Wolhay, Thanks! Danke! Is any of this explained on the DL site? So are up arrows only useful to counteract down arrows? I cannot see what good they are. Thanks also to Annie. Anyone know why the time posted disappears? Gracias.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wolhay
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It doesn't seem to be listed on the Help page.

Upvotes will also make a post take priority (being listed further to the top).

I don't think that "time posted" disappears but it becomes less specific the older the post is.

4 years ago