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https://www.duolingo.com/Potatosage

Does Duolingo have any policy on offensive usernames?

Potatosage
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My question arises from reviewing a few sentences of "Sleeping Beauty" https://www.duolingo.com/translation/3aec51d08dee00ff8aebadb4a8524f38

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
ALoUSyUseRnaME
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You mean this person? https://www.duolingo.com/fuckingrubbish I've seen them quite a few times in the immersion area...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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it is against the guidelines - I'll report it :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/squiggy.fl

And it bothers you so much because? What do you care if his name has a 'bad word' in it? Who decides which words are 'naughty'?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Potatosage
Potatosage
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Well I was just asking. And that was such a smart reply I gave you a Lingot. But seriously the reason I was asking is that quite often when people try to upload something to translate like a Wikipedia article it gets rejected because it may contain inappropriate material (the French article on Simone de Beauvoir is an example) and it's usually simply impossible to work out what Duolingo's filter has identified as possibly offensive. So it seems odd that the site doesn't seem to be concerned at all about usernames. Actually the user I was referring to is putting him/herself down unnecessarily because he / she is not really a rubbish translator at all but if that's his/her opinion who am I to disagree by up voting the stuff.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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There was a thread exactly like this the other night about exactly the same username and the thread got deleted pdq and the username is still going. I interpret that as a vote by the site owners in favour of the name. (Sorry, Potatosage, I already told you that but not Franky et al.)

I can't say it bothers me particularly - I've seen worse here. I'm quite glad the username Hitlerlover bit the dust. :prude:

Is that article on someone called 'Oceane' still there?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soupcatcher

Duobot had posted two articles on porn, but they both seem to be gone. I wonder if I lost my xp's.... confused

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
Luscinda
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EDIT: Public health warning - don't click these if you're at work.

Oh, it was more than two. I noticed the male porn 'actor' was disappeared, even though the article was cleaner. I thought the women were still there, actually.

Yeah, they've gone nowhere. Apart from the Italian bloke, maybe someone felt insecure about him? Double standards much?

https://www.duolingo.com/translation/7bc3ebe6870733ceb191262773b661d4

https://www.duolingo.com/translation/3560e17e14d4283c238d65714be087a4 https://www.duolingo.com/translation/626718dd72d1cc40545cff29d21a1a3a

https://www.duolingo.com/translation/4469a1fb51366ece0f1df18e7e0deef7

And I've seen (and questioned) others. I honestly think it's time that owl found itself someone nice, this Wiki obsession can't be healthy.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
Luscinda
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@soupcatcher I am surprised the first one has not been removed as the powers that be are aware of it. The biog is NSFW. Actually, at least two of those biogs are NSFW.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soupcatcher

I just think it's funny when we can't post things for questionable explicit content (even when we can't figure out why), but good old duobot sure can. I didn't see the Italian ones but they are good examples too.

I have to add, that they were not that offensive, though it seems that anything that has to do with breastfeeding is.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porkcfish

I wasn't allowed to translate "Goldfinger" as it was deemed offensive.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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@Porkcfish You dirty ticket! You know you should have been working on something respectful and respectable. Like this. https://www.duolingo.com/translation/0e929f2195f32cdb4516c0a6a5428611

https://www.duolingo.com/translation/9cf98aa9649289379806acec7da3ca84

ETA and Dear Duolingo, no it doesn't contain PG13 material as per the new pop up. It contains sexist ordure. Not the same thing at all.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcocaramori
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Another reason to duolingo put 'I am an adult' option on our profiles. Translating porn articles can be fun. We could even get additional skills for porn on our language trees. lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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I sort of thought that might be a judgement on the site/us/the articles. I assume it's a verb being used adjectivally rather than in its proper sense. :eek:

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aminowrimo
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Kristinemc herself told me on the (previously deleted) thread to report it, which I did. I reported him/her a while back, apparently it's against the rules but obviously no one has actually looked into this yet. Which, frustrating.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Parisian_Dreamer

I've seen him a bunch of times in the immersion area. Don't be afraid, the Duolingo community is very nice. Have a lingot if you feel like you are in an unsafe environment. Ps. There are a bunch of discussions about him..... Or her.......

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Potatosage
Potatosage
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As I make it a rule not to access the internet using a mains powered computer while taking a bath I do not feel in an "unsafe environment" here. But thank you for your concern. I gave you a Lingot.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porkcfish

Where were you when Claude Fran├žois needed you?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Am I not supposed to do that? Damn!

4 years ago