https://www.duolingo.com/SayNo2Finnish

Why was my language related post removed and yet so many unrelated posts were allowed to stay?

I made a post yesterday that was language related and it was removed. At the same time a user made a post "WHITE PEOPLE SUCK" and that was upvoted a lot.

This place is ridiculous. And your guidelines are arbitrary.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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I removed it. Just like I removed the other discussion you referred to.

Why didn't I notify you?

Simple. At times there is an enormous amount of spam. I've lost count on how many I have removed in the last 10 minutes. Hence it leaves me with the choice. Remove spam or let it pile up while I inform everyone nicely why their discussion was removed.

Why did I remove it?

While it can be argued that it is language related I am of the opinion that it is irrelevant. Just like discussions on what languages people want to see (which I also regularly remove). Though this one perhaps even more so. If you don't like a language then simply don't learn it. Also this website is for learning languages so the last thing that would be relevant for it would be removing languages.

Now perhaps if it wasn't amidst a load of clear spam I might not have taken any notice or removed it. Though I suppose we'll never know.

If I have offended you in any way feel free to report me. While you are at it please include a note that at the current rates of spam it is impossible to keep the forums clear from clutter and inform everyone about why their post was removed. All I hope for is that the changes that will be made to the forums will improve this.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
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Thank you for removing the discussions on what languages people want to see. I get tired of seeing those. It's the same ones every day.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Moderators have guidelines to follow.
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/205079384-What-are-the-Moderator-Guidelines-
One of those guidelines is "Try your best to let members know why or when their comments or threads are getting removed"

I suggest filing an abuse report, to see if staff will look into who deleted this, and why, and why they did not leave you a message.

https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/205101500-How-do-I-report-abuse-

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IVIatjam

I can definitely sympathize with you. I have made a lot of Language-related posts and many of them were -5 within several minutes.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SayNo2Finnish

This wasn't even -5. It was removed completely.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IVIatjam

What was the topic about? Some topics that are language-related do not 'register' with the system, and Duolingo mods remove them.

2 years ago

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Was there anything else in the discussion that might have violated the guidelines?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MouPeMantissa

First things first, not everything posted on Duolingo has to be solely about language. You can post other things if it somehow links into something language-related. Obviously not 'WHITE PEOPLE SUCK', but events like Eurovision and international football events and things like that are generally acceptable.

I think people upvoted that post because they found it funny, even if they rationally know it's not appropriate. What was your post about?

2 years ago

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I don't think that's true. Posts about football events don't belong on the Duolingo forums. This is a language learning site.

2 years ago

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Many of the posts about Eurovision were about the languages used in the songs. I think football posts are definitely spam.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MouPeMantissa

Many were, but many weren't. There were a lot of posts about Douwe Bob's song around Eurovision time (which was, by the way, in English). I'm pretty sure I saw discussion about Sweden's song elsewhere, which was, unsurprisingly, also in English.

2 years ago
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