My Dream Activity Stream...
I have a couple of suggestions that I would LOVE to be included in our new Activity Stream! I would love the stream to have the edit feature that the discussion posts have. That way we can correct our typos and not do * I meant to say this* all of the time :) I would also like to have guidelines pertaining to 'Activity Stream Etiquette' One issue that could be addressed is, 'How to politely join a conversation' or 'Should one join a conversation' What would you like to see in Your Dream Activity Stream?
Wonderful suggestions! I also think that adding a feature that enables you to choose who you want or do not want to join in on your conversation would be very helpful. Maybe a conversation request or something. Like...DianaSobie14 would like to join your conversation
I disagree; many people are in different time zones and you're suggesting they must wait for someone on the other side of the globe to authorize their entry before they can say anything. It can stall the conversation and it's discouraging; people may never attempt joining, feeling they probably aren't going to be accepted.
Duolingo is a language learning platform not a combination of cliques; as long as people are willing to politely teach or learn, they should be able to join whatever conversation they want, and whenever they can! :D
Hello Aria! I always love to hear your ideas! :) As always, you made insightful observations :) I was so hoping that you would show up :) What would you like to have in 'Your Dream Activity Stream'? Aria, the stream has become very disjointed Questions and responses do not follow each other. Do you know how to make it flow better?
Hello! The truth is, I don't want anything more than how it was before. If the staff see this post, they may postpone the development even further; this reminds them user demand is higher than it was, not lower! :-/ (Well, maybe inserting images, like Faith said) Your post is still valuable; I can't afford to have users forget about the Activity. I feel so hopeless without it.
As for the flow; you can either invite a moderator to do a cleaning job, or use your upvote/downvote privileges to re-order the comments and hide the ones that aren't helping the discussion. :-/
Aria, Please google the term 'Deafening Silence' This is a real affliction that is causing so many Activity Stream users to feel depressed, frustrated and hopeless. Does CT have an Activity Stream feature? I know that you are stressed about political issues and the Activity Stream gave you a feeling of comfort and a feeling of connection in this scary world.
Like I told Steffi, I am hopeful that we will have an Activity Stream again because of some cool changes that have already been made. We now have language labs that feature stories. Presently in Spanish and Portuguese. I can hardly wait until French is added. Quotation marks on the profile pages have been fixed ;) Accents are now available on Reverse trees (at least in French. I'm not sure about other languages.) Hang in there dear friend.
Hmm, interesting. CT doesn't have an Activity like here, no.
Stressed about political issues? Whatever will make you think that? I am angry about politics (both Iran and US, Khamanei in Iran and Trump in US) but I'm not under stress as you mean it. There are more valuable things to care about.
I didn't know accents had appeared on reverse trees. Ms. Tsai did tell us that it'd be easier to implement features once on the the new code; but I fear the staff may still see us as guinea pigs, and that phase of the experiment might be completely over. We can't give up hope, no, but the reality looks like that.
Hah! I lost this post a while back and just found it today! It was fun reading over this. xD How are you Odelia?!
Hi Diana! I am surprised to see that you have a second account! :) How long have you had Dreams-on-Fire? I love the picture! Where did you find it?
Well Diana, I am not as hopeful as I was 7 months ago. I don't think that Duo will ever be the community it once was.
How have you been? I see that your response was 4 AM my time. Are you in England? Which language or languages are you working on? What sites are you on? Are you still in touch with Ari? If so, please say "Hi" for me :)
Thanks so much for responding to my double follow :) I love hearing from an 'old' friend ;)
Hi! Thank you for replying Odelia! I am not too sure of when I first made this account. I have been learning Russian for years, since 2011-12-01, and surprisingly I have made some progress! ;)
About the picture, I happened across it while searching for a good Valentines Day picture for my computer background. It's all over the internet so I take no credit for it!
I have also felt the chances of Duolingo being once again a community where many people can easily interact with one another is dwindling. Well... one can hope.
Ahh! I live in Ukraine so we are probably on different sides of the globe! It can get confusing trying to explain what an American is doing in Ukraine. I guess I can say that it is because my Mom is Russian and my Dad is an American. Because of that, I speak English as a native language and Russian as from a perfectionists point of view. :) I am learning Czech because it is my Great Grandfather's native language. He is 93 (I know what you're thinking!) and I want to see what he'll do when I start speaking it to him. French because, like all languages, it may be useful to have a few words tucked under my sleeve for the future. Spanish and German honestly wasn't me, I had a friend who borrowed this account for a while and got up there remarkably fast. (She took a placement test is both) I haven't had enough strength to remove it yet but I think I will soon.
As for sites, almost none, I tried Discord and honestly disliked
almost everything about it. I guess I do not have to much time to be extremely sociable through (this will sound strange!)
the internet. Though there are some old friends that I can't let go of.
I have been so impatient to tell you this, for the first time in forever (that sounds like lyrics to some song. Hmmm....) I got back in contact with Aria!! She had not been active, nor had I. I sent her a message the other day and she received it and wrote back. I will definitely tell her of your greeting! :D
508 XP Haha! I was in a hot contest for the 18th place on my leaderboard! xD I am sure I will not be getting so much from now on.
Woah! This turned out to be an extremely long answer! Sorry about that. I love hearing from an old friend as well. Thanks for your reply!
Hi Diana :) I was not expecting to hear from you so soon. I would have looked for a reply before now. Perhaps we can talk tomorrow?
I thought that you new Aria was a guy ;) He loves letting people think he is a girl lol I think he lives in Iran. I'm not sure how many languages he is fluent in. I think he is a poetic, philosopher, genius who also is a humorous and wicked role player. He is gloriously fun and sweet. Perhaps he can recap the role play we had one night with Iris, Prometheus, Cam, Juliet and probably others.
You are 18th on your leader board! ? Who are you hanging with? I hope I find another long answer ;)
Oh my goodness! Aria is a guy!! I have never felt so foolish! I cannot believe it! Why would he want people thinking he is a girl?! I mean, all this time we've been chatting together and only now I am aware of this...
My life is over! I have always been socially awkward, but this! I can't even tell if I am chatting with a guy or girl!
I need to get my mind of this embarrassment. xD On my leaderboard I have many high XP earners. Such as FrenchCamille, Andrew, Faith, and others. They earn like 1000s of points in a week. It's crazy, I know.
Anyway, Thank you so much for correcting my misunderstanding Aria. Things could have gotten really weird if you didn't!
Because of our different time zones it can be difficult to have a direct back and forth chat, but I hope sometime that will be possible! :)
As a matter of fact, yes, I am going through our previous conversation! How did you know?! :D I am not too concerned though, I am always careful what I say when talking to someone that I never met personally. Thank you again for leading me into the light!
Yes, I am pretty sure Aria has his email notify him when ever I send him a message. But that is only on followed posts. I am not sure if he is following this posts hence he might not ever see this if he is not.
I see that you wrote last about an hour or so ago. My time then would've been around 12:00 midnight/AM. (Don't be too shocked at me being awake so late!) ;)
Yes, Faith's username is LilWaffle.
Hi Diana lol Aria is not purposely misleading anyone :) Aria is his name. In Iran, Aria is a boy's name. Are you presently going over every conversation you have had with him? chuckle I am interested to see how this plays out. Wouldn't Aria be notified about conversations here if he has his Email on?
Please excuse typing mistakes. I do know the word knew ;) Right now I have 3:40 PM. What time do you have? What is Faith's user name? Is it Waffle?
Definitely a way to fix typos!!!
Maybe a "suggested user" that you could have conversations with in your target language, and in exchange you help them with your native language? So just a language exchange! :-)
And a way to directly insert gifs (I love gifs! :-P), not just a link!
I love your ideas! :) Long time no talk :) Do you think that might be a French sentence structure?
I must be missing out... what is this Activity Stream? Judging from the comments, a chat sounds like a nice idea! :)
Have you seen Twitter? It was like having your achievements automatically tweeted, others could comment on them. You could talk to other people; cheer them on their progress, make friends. I made some of my dearest friends on Duolingo.
That sounds awesome!! I request no spam comments , like there are in this comments section.
Ma chère Odelia, j'éspère que tu vas bien ;-)
And I hope that any kind of stream will be available soon... Kind regards, Steffi
Ma chere Steffi, J'espere que tu vas bien aussi ;-) I also am hopeful that the 'new and improved activity stream' will arrive soon :-) I think many people are suffering from the deafening silence. (googled this term, it is a real affliction)
I thought it would be fun to express what we would like to see in 'Our Dream Activity Stream' How do you like my two ideas? Would you like to express a wish or two or more? I loved your 500 day celebration! :) I see that you are presently on day 546! 600 day celebration is just 54 days away. How long have we been without the activity stream? At least 46 days :(
Presently I am working on Passe Verbs on the Reverse French tree. What are you working on? I am hopeful that the Activity Stream will be back because of the cool changes that have been happening on Duo lately :)
Yes, I also hope that a new and improved activity stream will be available. I have do not have any improvement suggestions though, for me it was just fine that I could once or twice a day scroll through the list and like the achievements of others or find some interesting discussions this way where I could spend some of the otherwise useless lingots for good comments :)
The only thing I hope for is that it won't be entirely private to ensure protection of the younger users - also just the way it was. And I really like the idea of being able to correct typos. Or maybe even post pics there...
It would be nice to celebrate 600 on my activity stream, but I fear it might take them more time.
Yes, I have seen the stories and tried out all of the Spanish ones already, they are great!!!
I am still working on my Turkish trees, although I sort of took a break last week because we have been in France and I regilded Fr from Es to get some additional practice ;-)
But now back to Tr... :-)
Emily, Are you talking to me? If you are, no I have never seen Anne of Green Gables. I've heard of it. Why do you ask?
You're funny :-) Have you just seen this movie? Have you read the book? I'd love to hear about the plot of the story.
I see that you are learning Spanish and have a streak of one day ;) I tried to learn Spanish along with French but I kept getting the languages confused. I could really use Spanish where I live but I've always wanted to learn the French Language. French first - then Spanish :-) Why are you learning Spanish and how is it going? Perhaps we might 'speak' Spanish together in the future...
Scuse for the conver (BTW I AM BACK FROM TAIWAN CHINA AND JAPAN! I NEARLY GOT STUNG FROM A ASIAN WASP WHICH IS HIGHLY DANGEROUS) But r u into reading
Because I am making a dare to name 100 Authors (Says the man who said i couldn't do it) I have found 64 do u know any other
Hello Katie, I saw you pass me :-) congrats. I am sorry, you need to catch me again, I needed to refresh Fr from En to get some more Fr practice for my vacation, I've let Fr decay too much due to Tr... Kind regards, Steffi
Yeah, I noticed that too. I think your xp shot up last week. Nice work! Happy advance 555 streak. I'll catch you again...later. I'm at Debate camp and am bogged down with working on that.
Thank you ML! I miss talking with you. sigh I see that you are at debate camp again :) How are you enjoying the camp this time? How are your roommates? Same kids as other times? What are the topics? Do they get assigned or can you choose? Later...
The topic is education. No, but I've met a bunch of new people. And my lab group is so much more awesome this time. We're gonna beat everybody! (But shh, the real value is learning. Not...)
ML, You are too funny! :) And of course so very modest ;) Please tell me all about your adventures when you have some time :) Will you be celebrating the fourth of July today?
Sort of! Today is our goof-off day. We played 'mafia' (card game) and we're going to watch some movie...idk what. It's overcast, so, that kind of sucks, but ah well.
Hi Odelia! I hope you're doing well. I wanted to let you know that I let Aria know of your message and he gives you a "Hi" as well. He seems to be doing well and is studying at an University.
Sorry, short message this time. I have some jobs that I've been procrastinating and well, the dishes won't be washing themselves! ;) Have an awesome day!
lol I'm sorry to hear that you do not have some of those new, magical dishes that wash themselves ;) Love hearing from you. Nice to know Aria's doing well :)
I have some fun news. I now have a native Spanish speaking friend to do Duoling with :) Her name is Dafne65253. You can meet her right above your comment. Needless to say, she is helping me much more than I am helping her. Last night we were reading some of English's most popular idioms. You see, what happened is that I was telling her a story (imagine that ;) I finished the story with... To make a long story short...
I said, that reminds me about idioms. Dreams, (Is that what people call you?) You probably have see in the Sentence Discussions people saying how a phrase does not translate to the correct answer. Well, that is because it is an idiom. Surprise! lol Must be an idiom ;)
This must be Homecoming Week. This week I also talked with Ophelia, who is known as Lingo in some circles.
You have an awesome day also!
I need to figure the cost of those dishes! Hmm...a time travel trip to the year 3095 to pick up those magical dishes should cost...mumbling...and then the price of the actual dishes should cost...mumbling again...and then the trip back to the present time would be...mumbling once again... Aha! That would altogether be a total sum of... Oh dear! The number won't fit on this page I'm afraid. It has like a gazillion zeros. Oh well, I am sure you can do the math yourself anyway. ;)
How fun! It is wonderful that you both can help each other with your language goals. Communicating with native speakers is so important to language learning. That's why it was so upsetting when Duolingo removing the activity streams. We need interaction!! (Do you hear me Duo?!)
You can call me Dreams if you like. Usually though, I am just called Diana. But if you are a nicknamey person, (such as myself) you can call me whatever you wish. I have been called a number of things. "Fire Dreams", "Dreamy Fire" and a few more are on the list. :D
Thanks! Best luck to you and your new friend! Пока!
Yes you did! = D I just introduced you to Dreams on Fire. Don't you love the heart shadow in front of the sunset ? Feel free to answer in Spanish ;) I want to see if I understand. Later...
Hi Dafne! It's a pleasure to meet you! I am sure Odelia will be a great help to you. Not only is she a fluent English speaker, (You are American, aren't you Odelia?) but she also has a wonderful personality and humor. I am positive you will enjoy learning with her. ;)
Hi = ) Nice to meet you to! I know, she's wonderful. I have learned many things when I am with her. I really love her company. She's my first and unique friend in the United States and I appreciate it.
Ya la saludé me faltó agregar tu respuesta y ya la estoy escribiendo jajaja y si me gusta, creo que se ve muy lindo.
Odelia odelia odeliaaaaa- I see you are still active on duo, practicing your languages faithfully unlike me :P I don't know how to contact any of you! so I'm leaving messages on old discussions of yours and hopefully you see this.
Hi Iris :-) Nice to hear from you. I love the 2 old posts that you found. I left a message for you on Sunshine Sanctuary because I have forgotten how to do a link. This is the address: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17679333
I found the address on Lento's page. I am so sad to tell you that Lento seems to be MIA. I have not talked with him for months.
Iris, you will be amazed with what our Theron has been doing the last few months!