https://www.duolingo.com/_EliCat_

Trouble 'retrieving stream'??

I cant access my activity stream and my friends profiles. Help plz?? :(

P.S. whoever is the one voting down all the posts plz STOP IT -_-

March 22, 2017

41 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I get this too from time to time, when it says "Trouble retrieving Activity stream" or something close to that. It eventually gets worked out. Lack of such a message can signal participation in an A/B test. Of which, there is no way to opt in/out of. Duolingo tests a lot of different ideas using A/B tests. Most are temporary.

If it is any comfort, just discovered that mine is doing it too:

It'll return. :)

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EternalEmpress

Thanks for the info. Now I know I haven't been banned or anything. I've heard of some people getting banned, and I'd hate to be one of them, since I haven't done anything wrong. =)

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Mods can't just go and ban whoever they please. (Though, some repeat troublemakers really like to spread that rumor.) Some can apply temporary limitations on accounts that repeatedly violate the guidelines. However, it is Staff who has full control over applying permanent limitation and bans. If you haven't already read them, it might help reduce anxiety to get familiar with the guidelines, you can find them here: http://www.duolingo.com/guidelines. :)

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EternalEmpress

Thanks a lot. Since I'm not even involved in any community discussion or anything on my learning account, I doubt it would even be noticed by mods. XP

Sorry, I'm just a little paranoid of such things. Thanks again! ^-^

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elle_pech

On the same page as you. As long as you don't spam, or posting unnecessary things, you should be fine. I like to think before posting,Is this necessary? Will this hurt someone?. I once was caught in the middle of an argument (about an age for joining DL). I actually backed out of the entire conversation, which is a better idea.

From experience. hope this helps you.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EternalEmpress

Thanks for the great advice. In real life, I tend to be quite assertive, so I try to tone it down online. ^.^;;

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

That's true. Usagiboy7, you and Lrtward are pretty much my favourite mods.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMcFadden2005

Yeah.

March 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMcFadden2005

Do you know when my stream will be back up?

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Unfortunately, I don't. Mine is still down too.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tina_in_Bristol

Oh, I suppose this is only logical, but access to other people's streams is limited or non-existent, too. If I click on someone I'm following, or even someone I'm not, I can see, at best, just a handful of recent posts, but more often nothing at all.

I hope Duo is better than Facebook at fixing it. My Facebook newsfeed was once stuck like this for months!

Funny thing is, I hardly even look at Duo's activity feed usually, but now I know I can't, it's like an itch that can't be scratched!

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Mine too.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMcFadden2005

K, thanks. Right now the activity is up, but I can only see things from six days ago , but nothing from the past five days or more than six days back.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tina_in_Bristol

Only a slight change here. I'm no longer getting an error message, but the stream shows no content, just a prompt to "load more". Clicking on it, however, does nothing. That's with Windows 7 & Chrome.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMcFadden2005

Now it is giving a little more but not much.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMcFadden2005

If you go to home and back to the activity over and over again it will slowly give you more.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_EliCat_

Yea thx :)

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMcFadden2005

I still can't go very far down on other peoples profiles. It will only let me see recent things.

March 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Katzenperson

"Lack of such a message can signal participation in an A/B test." I was getting that message last night. Today I am not getting that message. So does this mean they are testing how users respond to having no activity stream? How do I let them know that I am displeased with not having this feature? They can't possibly be taking this away???

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

The A/B test might not be for the Activity stream itself. It may be for a new version of the rest of the website. They don't always port every feature over to a new test version of the website, until they are sure that it is the direction they want to go in. It saves some work and $$.

I don't know if you are in it or not. My error message didn't show up for about 30 seconds after I loaded the page this morning. Maybe it is the same for you?

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ApolloNexus

I don't get an error message, just a blank screen : /

March 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Strandfloh

I have the same problem. Just wait a while, it usually comes back after a while (rarely more than a few hours).

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EternalEmpress

Hopefully! I can't even see if any of my friends have responded. T_T

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_EliCat_

Did you vote up my discuson post?? :P

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EternalEmpress

Well, yeah. The same thing's happening to my profile and my learning one. It's probably an A/B test again. DX

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_EliCat_

Whos voting down every thing here??

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EternalEmpress

Just ignore it, Eli. It happens a lot here, unfortunately.

And get back to your schoolwork. -_-

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Strandfloh

It does look like an error that occurs sometimes, not like an A/B test.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EternalEmpress

The one affecting our accounts now could be, but not the one I've been experiencing for a month. The profiles don't even have the "There is an error with retrieving your stream" message with my other learning account. =/

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

I did. I have the same problem.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EternalEmpress

*high fives*

We've gotta live through this, brother/sister. XD

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

*high fives*

I'm brother.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_EliCat_

Thx for the help :)

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elle_pech

Have it also. "There was an error retrieving your stream" on my profile. I tried reloading it, but then it came to a blank stream. This occurs sometimes.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elle_pech

Hm, I'm getting the stream, but it is only in the last 36 hours, such as my 3 posts on here. I guess starting over with the stream might be a little better for space.

March 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMcFadden2005

Same here. You’re alone, IanMcFadden2005! Add some friends to see their activity. There is an error retrieving your stream..

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tina_in_Bristol

Happening to me too right now! Thought I'd check for existing reports before starting a new moan about it. ;) Seems pretty widespread.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

my activity stream is gradually returning... it now shows my activity stream from 5 months ago, when I translated some sentences in the article "The 430 Books in Marilyn Monroe’s Library: How Many Have You Read?"

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

for nostalgia, five months ago we also lost our activity stream for a while https://www.duolingo.com/comment/18010678

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/-Forbidden-

yep this is happening to me also!

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi_Minstrel

Me too, cannot see my activity nor my friends'

April 26, 2017
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