Do you think Duolingo should have...
Do you know how Duolingo has the Russian forums, the Spanish forums, the Duolingo forums, the Educators forums... well, what if they had a contest forum. That would make it
a lot easier to find a contest. Comment below and
upvote if you think Duolingo should have a one.
I'd widen it a bit. A lot of forum websites have an off-topic forum. It achieves two aims at the same time: it keeps the rest of the forum clear of the stuff that clutters it up, and it gives everyone the opportunity to chat / talk about stuff unrelated to languages / have contests / etc. I'd be keen to see that happen.
That seems like a wonderful idea to me! I joined Duolingo very recently, but I've already observed that a) there are people who are quite frustrated by the off-topic discussions often posted that clutter the forums intended for more subject-specific conversations, while b) the people who post these off-topic discussions are frustrated when they get downvoted and hidden, when they didn't mean any harm and were only trying to have fun.
I can see both perspectives, and an off-topic or random discussion forum seems like an excellent solution to this issue. It could a place for the contests people are always making which tend to get quickly downvoted out of sight, as well as other things people want to talk about or do that aren't directly related to any of the existing forums.
Thanks for the suggestion - I wholeheartedly agree. :)
Yes! It always bugs me when I just want to talk about the stuff I like and my post gets down voted and/or commented on by a mod. It's difficult to keep up a long conversation on your profile because you accomplish a bit more, click around, comment and then can't be bothered scroll back down to find it! An off-topic forum is a must.
One forum I'm on has what they call 'the attic' for threads that are off-topic, you have to subscribe to that category to see it.
While I have no interest in XP contests and the like, even well-run ones, they don't seem to overwhelm the subjects I am interested in, so I don't see any major need to isolate them, and my concern is that newcomers who might have some interest in contests might not see them.