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

The introduction of karma on this site wouldn't be a bad idea.

The system would work similarly to how Reddit works. If your comments/posts get upvoted, you gain karma. If they get downvoted, you lose karma. If your karma goes below a certain number, you should be banned temporarily/permanently from posting and commenting. Would help to filter out all the 10 year olds on this site

May 1, 2017

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

Create one hundred alts, downvote somebody you don't like repeatedly, get them banned simply through the creation of many accounts.

The perfect plan.

May 1, 2017

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

IP tracking would help, so you could only vote once on a post/comment. If somebody is really sad enough to create 100 accounts just to ban somebody I'm sure they will be caught before they can achieve their goal.


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

Duo doesn't even verify email addresses on creation of an account. I can't see them continually tracking IP addresses. I'd like some system to limit who can vote like you have to have completed a tree. Although I suspect some of the downvote fanatics are just tired of reading how do I .... For the two hundredth time


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Horako224

I'm pretty sure everyone would be downvoted to hell since we all know that the forum is infested with trolls, so no thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

There are several approaches that can be used to control over-downvoting, though this isn't one of them. Duo doesn't seem to use any of them. Whether that's in the cards for the future is not something Duo has stated.


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

While Duolingo should keep an eye on accounts posting lots of downvoted comments, a Reddit-like karma is a bad idea, especially if viewable by someone else that the admins.

On Reddit, collecting karma has become an addiction for some, leading to people fishing for easy karma with low-effort content. Duolingo forums are already full of fluff, imagine what would happen if it also gave people imaginary points.


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

I was thinking that this would be the only con to this idea before I posted it lol


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

Unfortunately this wouldn't work because there is a large amount of trolls who go around downvoting the good posts and upvoting the spams. It is a good idea though


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

I like this idea of Karma but I think banning might not be the best feature. There are many things you could do with the idea of karma, besides that.

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