https://www.duolingo.com/idkhbtfm

Deactivated Users

I have noticed recently that one account has been deactivated. But, the comments made from this account were kept. The comments were spam and had inappropriate pictures. I think that Duo should delete all deactivated user's comments that were deleted because the account user was being mean. Any other thoughts?

April 9, 2016

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory

I've also seen excellent comments by deactivated users.

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WillowTan

So have I! Perfectly helpful, legit comments! However, possibly the user also spammed?

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

I'd have thought it would have been more effective to shadow-ban, rather than deactivate, this user, which would have immediately removed all these unpleasant posts from public view.

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

I noticed that too. My discussion still has about 20+ of these images.

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Would it be possible for Duolingo to track down the school or the parents of the juvenile abusers and have these authorities help deal with these bored, troubled, and annoying (hopefully young) nuisances?

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

I think the kids that access this through classrooms should be on a separate classroom forum that the teachers need to monitor

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

I totally agree. That would be the responsible thing to do. These future adults need to learn how to be contributing and compassionate before being let loose on our world.

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

I agree.

It's interesting to see how the educators assume their students are all well behaved on here and it is never their students posting inappropriate things and spending their class time blowing off their schoolwork to hang out in the forums.

It would be better for the teachers to have to see where their students are spending their time. And teach them to behave appropriately online and prove they are willing to do so before they are granted permission to access the rest of the forums.

Especially since they are placing more work on the mods when they enter the main forums.

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in the U.S. our teachers have often become surrogate parents because parents are too busy with work or have personal issues to deal with that do not include raising their children with the character a good citizen needs to have in a free society. Our teachers are often babysitters, moral advisers, or lightening poles for the simmering rage of unconnected children. I could go on but we can't cure all the issues that create these sort of children. I wish they could all be helped.

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WillowTan

I sure wish my teacher was capable of giving these kids a scolding good enough to stop them doing it a second time!

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey

Me too!

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey

In my county, they watch what is going on on your school chrome book (and account), so it is okay. But in other counties, it may not be the case.

April 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WillowTan

Mine too! The teacher gave my class a warning: "...and if you do ANYTHING inappropriate on a website, we will track you down and take away your internet privileges at school, and possibly suspend you..." it gets stricter each year, probably since the kids are getting worse and worse online and offline :(

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey

Exactly! (The same with mine!)

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

That's creepy! Think about it! Watching private e-mails, watching your Facetime/Skype calls! I wonder what the FBI and CIA members do about this. I mean, they can't have people listening in on their phone calls.

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey

This is only the school accounts, just to make sure you don't look up bad things or do other innapropriate things.

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

Ohhhh, ok :).

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

What country do you live in?

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey

Oh, I said 'county'.

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Sorry for the misunderstanding. OOPS So where is this county? Is it in the U.S.?

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey

Yes @EvelynLambie it's in the U.S and it's not your fault for the misunderstanding- the words are SO similar!

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WillowTan

Yes, I've used a site before where the teacher had to approve everything the students wanted to post, no spam getting past the teacher at all. They should possibly do that as well, so they can post on the regular forum and yet not be able to spam the board.

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

Yeah, but they would have to give away personal info like the school name.

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Block that user and those comments won't be on your stream. Report each item elsewhere on each page it appears on. Take a screen shot and make a bug report by clicking grey Help button on bottom of screen and scrolling all the way down to the bug report window.

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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Not sure if blocking a user really does remove their comments from your stream, or whether it simply makes them invisible to you (while leaving them still visible to everybody else)... Definitely something duo should clarify and sort out, if they really mean the "safe learning environment" part of the blurb ;-)

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/idkhbtfm

No, but they reply to comment threads, not create them.

EDIT: Thank you for the clarification!

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Comment threads in the discussion forum? That is open to everyone and each must be reported separately. If you block them, then they cannot reply to your own stream on your page. I hope a moderator checks this post out soon.

April 9, 2016
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