https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmandaDavi615137

How do you block someone?

I have received a friend request that I do not want. This is the description on the profile : HotTeacher5789

Miss Lisa HotTeachera

Hi, I am a language teacher. New method of teaching. Free lessons. Only 18+. Interested? Welcome: http://adultlove.me/misslisa Hi, I am a language teacher. New method of teaching. Free lessons. Only 18+. Interested? Welcome: http://adultlove.me/misslisa

Looks like spam to me. I googled how to block and read that there is meant to be a light grey gear icon in the top right corner of a person's profile, but I can't see anything there. Has this option been removed? Thank you for any help.

May 2, 2017

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

Since a few hours I have the new website.
Followers and activity stream are gone. So there is no need anymore to block someone.
Instead of that you have two new features on your homepage under the Leaderboard:

  • Send invite:
    Send a personal invite email. Fill in your friends’ email addresses and we’ll send them a personal invite.

  • Search: Name of email

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmandaDavi615137

Replying to your last 2 comments together. I have only been on here just under a week, so what you say makes sense .. I must have the new version. I can no longer find the person who sent me the request, so cannot report her ( if indeed it was a "her")

May 2, 2017

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

yea it has been removed :/ I believe

May 2, 2017

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

Same... I can't find the block button either, and I find it really freaky that someone would use such an innocent website to do something like that.

May 2, 2017

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

The email address to report is abuse@duolingo.com I have seen several reports here in discussion but you should register it with duo as well

May 2, 2017

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

This is repulsive!

May 2, 2017

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

I just realized the person who followed me has a different number that goes with their name. Instead of 5789 it is 334944.

May 2, 2017

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

I can still block people. The gear icon is faint and could be easy to miss, but maybe it has something to do with the browser you are using. I am using Firefox, and I've seen the gear icon on Chrome too. It's also possible that you are part of an A/B test the developers are trying that removes the ability to block people from only some accounts.

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmandaDavi615137

I did .. very carefully, tilting the screen and using a magnifier too .. not there.

May 2, 2017

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

I don't doubt that we have the new site and it was removed. I haven't been able to find it eithr

May 2, 2017

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

I am using a mac computer and on Google Chrome. I used the inspect element to look for the code that they would have to put in for the gear, and it was not there. You are probably right though...

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLEJ4

Make sure you hover over the top right corner, it is hard to see.

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmandaDavi615137

I did .. very carefully, tilting the screen and using a magnifier too .. not there.

May 2, 2017
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