What is happening with Duolingo??
I've been on this site for a while .. and I see that it goes from bad to worse .. the test does not work and they removed some extra units .. you can not write in the profiles of the students .. they removed the translation and now that follows. . ??
This 2017 has not been a good thing on this website
This is a constructive complaint
Sorry if I have any errors
SoyHenry! Great to "see" you :) It's been a while.
They are rewriting the website and yes, the Activity stream has been removed but staff are busy creating new social tools for us. So the inability to contact your students is only temporary.
Immersion had some very devoted followers but it was heavily abused and required a lot of maintenance; it was taking up too many resources and could not really be fixed. So they removed that too.
They have released Bots, TinyCards, Clubs, and an English certification test. They have probably done other things I'm not thinking about right now. But they are getting rid of what doesn't work, trying out new stuff all the time, and implementing what seems to work best.
They just released another improvement last night: the ability to change courses easier, regardless of "base" language
They are also working hard on social tools and improved ways for us to learn. Of course not everything they think of and try out will be successful, but they are for sure innovating and testing new stuff all the time.
Check out this link: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23099431 and this one, too: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002969903
I for one understand your concerns, but I must point out that simply stating that recent changes are bad does not count as constructive criticism. Constructive criticism should answer both of the questions "what should be improved" and "why so", not simply the first one.