https://www.duolingo.com/Gtjm09

Blocking Feature Missing?

I've read all the posts on how to block someone but I can't find the gray gear on their profile. I get spammed by SexyTeacher and want to block the person, but I go to notifications, click on the name, and when the profile comes up there is no gear to click in order to block them...can anyone help? New to Duolingo.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan2
pentaan2
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The recent accounts have the new version of the website (the website without the activity tab).
And indeed, there is no "gear" on one's profile, so you cannot block a person.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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I can see the blocking icon, top right hand corner.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel5476

Yes I can't see it either!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel5476

I think it is an A/B test.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel5476

I have only been using Duo for (almost) four months.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gtjm09

I'm glad someone else can't. I tried to insert a screen shot here, but can't. There is no gear to the upper-right of the profile pic.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

Report abuse at abuse.duolingo.com if you can include sample and it's not pornographic include it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gtjm09

I just tried that link and get a 404 page.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan2
pentaan2
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Here is the link to the Duolingo Help Center for "How do I report abuse?"
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/205101500-How-do-I-report-abuse-
Note:
In the new version of de website you cannot contact a moderator, but maybe the "Submit a Bug Report" works (https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gtjm09

Thank you, so does that mean they removed the blocking feature in the new website, or is there anyone way to block someone?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan2
pentaan2
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On the old website, you could only block a person from spamming on your activity stream, not on your posts in a discussion forum.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gtjm09

Thank you all. I've submitted an abuse complaint (have to submit a bug report and choose abuse as subject) and a bug report saying we need the block feature on the new accounts. I appreciate everyone for their help.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilyflower231

When I go to their profile, it gives me a 404 error, which usually means that their account has been deleted.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gtjm09

The exact user name is SexyTeache354582 and it is still active.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilyflower231

Oh, ok.

1 year ago
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