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Feature Suggestions

Just wanted to post here (this has probably been posted before but...oh well) some suggestions/ask if these are in the making:

<sub>Achievement Badges</sub>

What originally attracted me was that I would unlock a talent tree and receive achievements for making landmarks. It was very game-like, which makes the experience incredibly fun. The competitive feature of having a leaderboard against your friends is brilliant too, because most people are one-uppers.

I think it might be cool to have permanent achievement badges you could display on your public profile for things like going 100 questions without losing a heart, completing a language, completing two languages, and other landmarks like getting 1000 lingots, 5000 lingots, and so on. Everyone likes a trophy case.

I actually see there is a prior discussion here http://www.duolingo.com/comment/293467 with 37 upvotes and a lot of discussion. In the last weekly update posted in discussion, this was mentioned, but it does not seem like any kind of priority.

There is another thread here http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1094892 with 44 upvotes.

Total upvotes: 80~

<sub>Forums</sub>

I know they're difficult to maintain, but I don't see how it would be much different from what we already have, plus it would be easier to organize and participate in discussions under a topic you're interested in, such as feature suggestions, and the languages could be broken up into boards. It's hard for people to get together and request a feature when there are 829374892734 threads about it, each with four upvotes, rather than one thread with 3317499570936 upvotes. It would be a good place to get updates from developers too.

<sub>Other Languages</sub>

This is where a forum would come in handy. I bet there are a ton of threads already about people who want Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, and a whole host of others.

For those who don't know, you can contribute to language courses in the making if you're bilingual by checking out the incubator.

http://incubator.duolingo.com/

It's pretty sexy.

<sub>I'll try to keep the original message edited to make this sort of a compendium of feature suggestions, if people are interested. (:</sub>

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

I too would like this discussion board to be a real forum instead of a social media feed.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheRealMaestro

Personally, I enjoy the Reddit-style discussion forum, though I suppose being a redditor for a year now may have biased me....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

To quote OP:

"It's hard for people to get together and request a feature when there are 829374892734 threads about it, each with four upvotes, rather than one thread with 3317499570936 upvotes."

Reddit isn't providing us with a service that is built upon user-feedback.

4 years ago