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Privacy

Why there isn't privacy in Duolingo profiles?

There should be private messages to be able to help each others & the posts should be seen by the friends only. Who agree?

2 years ago

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak
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The absence of private messages makes it easier to moderate users and interactions on Duolingo. The current messaging system is effective for the purpose it was designed for.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teacher.Moon

Making conversations is very important and effective step in learning a language, and the one talks about all subjects and daily life actions because we should talk in all topics to learn, most of the topics are private,aren't they? we cannot post them in the profile.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak
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In my opinion the duolingo system isn't designed for this sort of communication. I would turn to a site such as language for exchange for this.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

We can have all sorts of conversations about daily life with no need for them being private.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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I guess conversations can be private but must be viewable for Moderaters so that nothing goes innapropriate.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sialia2
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That's an aspect I hadn't considered; while attracive in some respects, monitoring personal messages could add a large burden to moderators and administrators, many of whom did not volunteer with that task in mind.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GoColts6
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I guess I can see what you mean, but what if private messages are only seen by well, the person who is being messaged, friends, moderators, and admin? That could work too. :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak
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That is essentially the current system, assuming no one but your friends views your profile, which is often the case.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tara668
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I very strongly agree. I don't think Duo cares how we feel about this, so I don't think anything is going to change, but I do agree. I can't function without a great deal of privacy- it gives me a way to feel safe while I experience and process things. So I limit myself as far as using duo beyond doing the lessons:/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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I can see why one would need privacy settings to a point. I think some people forget what is appropriate language online and what isn't. For example, if you post a lot a swear words and post one of those words on a friend's profile, your boss or even a future boss can see that. That can determine whether or not you get a job, or if you keep your current job. Plus kids are on this site, do we really want to expose them to that kind of language at such a young age?

That being said, when everything is public, it makes it easier for the moderators and others to see if someone is causing trouble if there are no privacy settings. They can see if someone, for instance is being cyberbullied and can take more immediate action. Some people forget that this is not meant to be used as a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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I guess conversations can be private but must be viewable for Moderators so that nothing goes inappropriate.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/csi
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I disagree. It's not meant to be a social medium, it's meant to be for language learning. I don't see the need for privacy here. For private conversations with friends, there are other platforms, such as Facebook.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teacher.Moon

But if we have friends here and we want to add them on FB for example, how can we tell them about our private FB account if all Duolingo members can see the link if we post it?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/csi
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I don't know. I guess I've never had that problem.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

You could catch them while they were on, then delete right after they see it. Or you could tell them your email. I do wish that there were private messages, at least to moderators so you could report... in private.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoganoA

i do.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
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I agree that at least private messaging should be available. I have seen people exchanging e-mail addresses and Skype logins via public posts on users' activity streams, simply because those people had no other means of communication.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoganoA

well what if you want to talk with that 1 person?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

That is not what Duo is for.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/csi
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I believe you can connect your profile to your Facebook, and then you can connect with other users via Facebook that way. If you don't have a Facebook account, make one. It's as easy as joining Duolingo.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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There are a lot of reasons why one wouldn't want to have Facebook, including (somewhat ironically given the title of this thread) privacy. Yes it's very easy to create a Facebook page, but I have no desire to do so (yes I've had Facebook before, and yes I deleted my account - which was far easier than creating one).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/csi
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My comment was meant for people who want to connect with people on Duo for private conversations. For those people, Facebook could work really well, I think.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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Yes, I understood that you were saying that Facebook might be a good solution for those people. I was just pointing out that it might not be for various reasons.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sialia2
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I agree that it would be great to have the opportunity to communicate via personal messages on this site, while recognizing that there is no true privacy on the Internet.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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I agree, if only to say - give someone your email or if you wanted to have a conversation about a topic that isn't directly related to language learning and/or could cause drama on the forums. I also agree with the fact that there is no true privacy on the internet.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aslan190581

Здравствуйте! Я купил айфон икс и не могу скачать дуолинго пожалуйста помогите с этим! Спасибо

10 months ago