Too much frosting?
I am concerned they are putting too much frosting on the Duolingo cupcake.
[Edit] The (now hidden) responses to this thread confirm my point. Duolingo is appealing to the crowd that will never contribute to translating the internet.
I actually agree, there are a lot of little gimmicks being added. Lessons are being updated with new words but not very frequently. But then again the incubator is a BIG project so, when a language gets completed that would be a great addition to the site. As for all the spammers on the discussion page, they should just be removed from the site, no need for this sort of bs.
I've said it numerous times. I'd rather see some grammar explanations than a new trinket or owl.
Message to moderator/staff that deleted the inane comments: Please delete from the bottom of the post tree up towards the parent comment. Deleting the other way around causes the [deleted] posts rather than the "grayed out" version (if you get my drift). Going bottom up makes it tidier by eliminating the posts completely. If you want to delete the [deleted] posts, you have to undelete them and re-delete them bottom up (which I will now do). Cheers!
A lot of thought, hard work, and good intentions have gone into creating Duolingo. And as part of the community, it is ok to feel uncomfortable with some of the changes. And it is ok to give feedback.
However, part of our responsibility as community members is to adhere to the guidelines, because community is a verb, not a noun. Community is something we build and maintain, not something we just walk into. Please read through the guidelines, take a deep breath to consider anything you might have said, and then bring your best self to the contributions, so that Duolingo can build the best website while considering the feedback of 15 million of our fellow Duolingoers. http://www.duolingo.com/guidelines