https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

I think there's a new A/B test.

I'm not entirely sure if there is an A/B test or not. I could be wrong, so as I always say, take what is said in this post with a grain of salt.

So, I was going about my day on the forums, when I noticed I couldn't downvote posts. I could still upvote posts, though.

After some research, I found a post made by Klastiron that talked about a very similar issue. Looking at the comments, it seems there is an A/B test that is called "social_remove_action_labels". This might be responsible for some users being unable to use the downvote button.

My alternate account, QuadraticL1, is able to downvote posts just fine, making me believe that this whole "can't downvote" thing might be an A/B test.

If this is an A/B test, I highly disapprove of it. There aren't a lot of mods online at once to take care of all the spam. I often say we should work together to make the community better, but this makes it harder to make sure the forums are clean and spam-free.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
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I have the same problem too.

1 year ago

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

This exact thing is happening to me also! I wondered if other people would have the same problem and make a ton of posts, so I decided not to post anything. We don't need a bunch of posts about the same thing.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shome.D.S

It would be a serious problem though if trolls come and mass downvote posts though.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

Yes, mass downvoting is indeed a problem. However, this A/B test might lead to new problems, such as mass spam posting.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevinguy19
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Or mass spam upvoting

edit: for one's own comments/posts

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues
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I just scrolled back in the discussion boards to find this again. Yesterday when I read your post I could still downvote, but then it suddenly stopped working from one minute to another..

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

Yeah, it's gotta be an A/B test, then.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Moderators are checking and it looks like some of us are in these no upvote/downvote groups as well. I wonder what the aim of testing this is.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

I don't know what the point of this test is, but I don't like it. Especially if it makes the mods' jobs harder.

1 year ago
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