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Updated Community Guidelines

Hi folks!

I did a search and I don't think the English forum received a heads up that Duolingo has updated the Community Guidelines. However, the Vietnamese moderator pmyt has kindly provided a copy of the updated portion for the Vietnamese forum.

You can use the link above to read the guidelines in complete. Or, you can read just the updated portion here.

Thank you pmyt! :)

February 18, 2017

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks
  • 2007

"We will not tolerate..."
... Judging by how long does it take to follow through with the threat, it's either pretty empty or simply an alternative threat :-/

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

They seem to tolerate quite a bit of what they claim they don't tolerate. And, worse, they expect us to tolerate it as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks
  • 2007

"Waiting for staff"... Some things could and should be dealt with immediately, and I don't just mean the porn. :-/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJMCD

Now this is something that should be stickied.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

It is, but, as part of a larger post called Duolingo Wiki and FAQ. It's in the English Popular tab. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

@HalJam, there does indeed appear to be some kind of glitch. For moderators, deleted comments appear in two versions: 1) Message marked simply as [Deleted], or 2) "Grey text". An example of grey text is jackelliot's comment. I have removed the actual text of the message for privacy. But, the username is still "greyed" and only mods and staff can see it. As you can see from the screen print below, yours show up with your name and neither of the two situations described above. I have no idea what might have caused this twice for you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Now that you've shared those other details, I have come across a similar situation once before for someone else. (Although, instead of a single discussion, they were unable to post in the Dutch forum or sentence discussions, but could post everywhere else.) Their situation also righted itself eventually. However, I have the highest level mod console and there is nothing on it that enables me or any other mod to ban someone from a single conversation but not other conversations. So, I'm stumped. :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

"In effect, my post was ”shadowbanned” for the purpose of this thread."

When I look at your profile, every post you've made on all threads with the exception of the post I am now replying to has been removed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks
  • 2007

Looks like a temporary shadow ban, which has now been lifted (or else we wouldn't see this)? Raises all sorts of questions about what "tolerated" really means...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El2theK

There are currently loads of glitches on DL.

  • There are discussions that are accessible for others (since people comment on it), but when I click on it I get a 404 error.
  • Similar, there are discussions that I can access, but I cannot see the posts of all people. I am a moderator so normally I can see everything, also if a comment has been deleted by someone or another moderator. Plus on their profiles it's clearly visible that they left a comment.
  • And similar to what is described here I've seen plenty of cases where it appears that someone has left an empty comment. Or at least to me it appears that they are empty.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

I've been getting those 404s lately too... A few times it has been for discussions in the popular tab. I wrote it off as something that was probably only happening for me that would end up righting itself. I didn't realize it was happening outside of just my account. Thanks for the heads up!

As for empty comments, I've seen one here or there once is a big while. But not t happening several times in a row for a single person. If you get more info, please message me via stream?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

@HalJam, I just looked through your Activity stream. I'm unfamiliar with what I'm seeing. There are currently many discussion comment logs with no text recorded for them. This is not what a ban looks like on the moderator side of things.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoNoEsImposible

Thanks for the update I would have missed it! You are always so helpful and kind =) I really appreciate it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoNoEsImposible

By the way it says any inappropriate usernames or profile pictures will not be tolerated. Does my profile picture seem inappropriate, especially for little kids?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ifphigenia

If you are asking the question you must be in some doubt yourself, so why not change it anyway just to be on the safe side? :-))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

I think it is ok. :)

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