https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

There should be a "Report Useless Discussion" button

Every day there are random posts from people that are about nothing, and are just basically spam and clutter. Can a button be added to the user profile page, or in the post options (where reply, edit, delete are) that lets the post get reported to a DL moderator? I think we could really cut down on the junk being posted if offenders are reported, verified, and given limited site bans, etc. I have belonged to various forums, and was a moderator, and most forums don't put up with this type of nonsense. Just a thought. Up-vote if you agree.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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The down vote button is probably enough. If you did have a report button you would be forcing another human being to do a lot work alone. And they likely would be an unpaid volunteer moderator. The whole idea of Duolingo is to use the collective brains of millions of people to solve a complex problem. Having a few people check out a post and down voting it is efficient way to distribute that work load.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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Plus some might push that button for no good reason - like "I don't give a sh*t" but that doesn't mean it's nonsense. I am just wondering if mods currenlty delete useless conversations when they see one.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyNZ

Agree that some kind of "Report" button would help reduce the incidence of troll posts. The downvote button doesn't seem to be moving the offending posts off the discussion threads. Hopefully one of the mods has seen this topic and will consider the suggestion favourably.

BTW, just a wee heads-up - "Everyday" is an adjective that is used to suggest normality... An everyday low price, for example, or everyday clothing. In the context of your use, it would be correct to write Every day there are.... Of course, you may have just missed the space in your hurry to get the post done. :-) In which case ignore my comment.

One thing about this site that I like is that you can legitimately be pedantic about language without getting told off! :-D

Your written English is actually very good so I assume you're a native English speaker?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Thanks for pointing out the typo. About my english, thanks. Yes I am a native, born and raised, english speaker. Not bad for a "New Yawka" eh? :P

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyNZ

No worries. It's quite astounding how many native English speakers can barely string a sentence together, so it's refreshing to read stuff that's coherent, especially online. :-)

My Kiwi accent is neatly camouflaged as well - which is a good thing!

4 years ago
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