Too Many Stickies?
In my opinion, there needs to be an update to the way that stickies work. At the moment, the stickies near the top include the Wiki, the Duolingo Story, and the awards thing, among others.
Some of the ones such as those actually related to languages are pushed way down to the bottom, and a lot of the FAQs as well.
New users don't bother to scroll down, and then they don't see the discussions that help them, so they just create a new one.
And these "Duolingo stories" and voting for the app of the year are pretty much directed towards more experienced users who will scroll down the discussion page.
There needs to be a way to sort out stickies so that those who need help can find it easily, and those who don't can browse the forums with less of the "How do I do this?" discussions.
This is also yet another reason why Duolingo's communication with its users is one of the worst I've ever seen. They excel at everything else, but communication has been an issue for a long, long time, what with the A/B tests, and as some of you might remember, the iOS "Streak Repair Option" that they really should have told us about, as most users thought that was a scam.
Thanks for reading my rant, I know it was long ;)
One might also be interested to know that "Keeping Duolingo free and sustainable" leads to a 404 but it's still there!
FAQs and "new course" and "which discussion" posts are the only "strictly contributing to language learning" posts (in general forums, not course forums), and the FAQ is disorganized due to Duolingo's formatting. It could be much better.
Maybe a new tab for "from staff" posts would work.
I think an all-in-one guide should be available when you're creating a new discussion post, maybe shown automatically for the first time. (Including formatting guide which isn't accessible easily. A button for that beside the type box maybe?)
Definitely. Yet another issue in communication with Duolingo. I've added more to my rant xD
I agree there are two many sticky posts at the top (in particular if you are a member of too many forums from different languages)
I suppose it's not the amount of posts that I mind so much, it's the order. The stupid ones are at the top and the important ones seem to be stuck down at the bottom.
What would also help is the ability to have more sub-forums.
Right now there's just one huge "one size fits all" forum.
How about offering the option (common at news sites) for viewing the posts in chronological order - oldest first, or with the newest at the top? It takes forever to page down, screen by screen, to see what's new.
Or the option may exist already, and if so, I'd appreciate learning how to use it. TIA.
To see what's "new", you can just click the "new" tab when you go onto the discussion page.
Thank you - I never even saw that. All I noticed was the big green oval for starting a new discussion. Have a couple of lingos for being helpful.