https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis

Forums inaccessible from the apps

I know the iOS app hasn't had access to the forum for ages (over a year)? I'm pretty sure that it did at some stage.

Today (8 September 2016), on my Android, the icon to get to the forums is missing and I could access them yesterday. My app hasn't been updated since I was able to get to the forums. Are the forums being deliberately turned off for the apps?

EDIT

It has just started working again for me! 10 September 2016, 8:15 am, Melbourne time.

September 8, 2016

20 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/elissaf1

Same. I tried reinstalling, but any forum link is gone from every exercise.

Also, reply has been broken for some time, for me, with a reply bringing up the posts numeric id.

The forums are a terrific and large part of the experience.

Please fix!

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nespera

I agree. I find the discussions around the questions really useful. Quite often there will be a fellow learner asking the exact question I was wondering about. I can't understand why this feature would be removed except by mistake.

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis

Duolingo for Android version 3.23 was the last one where replying to someone else's comment worked. The current version is 3.30, so it's been broken for 6 releases so far. I found a website that offers old versions, which is how I've been participating until today.

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/monabaysha

Was just coming to see if discussion suddenly disappearing off the app was an issue others were experiencing too. I had been learning a lot through discussion, and am temporarily without desktop access. I want to keep learning each day (this is my first week on duolingo and I'm OBSESSED, this site is a marvel and I'm so grateful), but without discussion I feel like I'm missing a significant amount of content each lesson.

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KathyDMagpie

To add my tuppence to the comments count: my access to the exercise comments in the Android app version was definitely working a couple of days ago and has now disappeared; I noticed this last night (7 Sept. 2016). Not sure when the app last updated itself, but the version I currently have is 3.30.1.

Everything else (e.g. speaking exercises) seems to work fine for me, and the web version works on a Windows laptop.

I have looked through some other help topics and the blog & social media links, and there is no mention of this. I'm thinking of reporting this as a bug soon, unless I find reliable references to this being deliberate.

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

I've been primarily on the app for 104 days and always have to go to website to discuss on top of that the mobile webpage is limited you have to select go to full website and it won't leave you there you keep dropping into mobile webpage. At least that's my experience

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis

I agree that the web experience on mobiles is much poorer than on a desktop. Hopefully they'll fix this too, but at least there's a workaround where we can select "View full site".

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nespera

Yes, the mobile webpage is not great, which is why they try to direct you to the app...

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/victor.mor18

I really think it is the other way round. In the app you can't see the tips and tricks of the topic, you can't do the "speaking" exercises, you are not allowed to reply on comments and now you are not even allowed to see them. From all of the ways to access Duolingo platform, I think the only one they're actually investing on is in the desktop browser version. App version is limited and mobile web is even worse....It is really sad though, because I really like Duo

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis

Speaking exercises are available on Android in the French course, but not in the Dutch course. I don't know if Dutch has speaking exercises on the desktop version.

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/victor.mor18

I'm currently enrolled in Russian course and AFAIK they have speaking exercises in desktop version.

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/morgz789

Having the same experience, the discussion really helps me learn. Happy it's not just me, but I'd really like it fixed also. Sometimes I can't understand a lesson without it. Thanks!

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/janey_p

I want the comments back, too. I'm practicing mainly via app because I need a non-latin keyboard, which is much easier on a mobile device with virtual keyboards. Haven't yet tried to practice via the browser on my phone. How limited is the website on a phone when compared to the app (not compared to the desktop website - I haven't used that in a while)? Would I be missing out on much or would it be a viable option until comments are back in the app?

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/victor.mor18

Same here. I was already missing the reply feature on the app, but not being able to even see the comments is just awful. Can we do something about this? I don't think they will pay attention if we report the bug

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ToNy444

I hope this isn't a new test from Duo. Please Duo we need discussions!

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/susannah07

The Polish I'm doing is impossible to do without the discussions. I'm totally in the dark now. So please, alsjeblieft, bitte, por favor, prosze ... Duolingo: fix this.

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nespera

Yes, working for me in UK too

September 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/janey_p

For me too. Such a relief! :) With the way the problem appeared and went away again, I suspect it might have "just" been a bug. I'm just glad it wasn't permanent...

September 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

also you couldn't reply to comments on mobile

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

I guess that's their way of cleaning them up.

September 8, 2016
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