can't follow people

Not that it means a whole lot anymore, but I've tried to follow a few people in recent days, and when clicking the button, it does switch to "Following." However, upon returning to their profile page, the button is unchecked, and they aren't added to the leaderboard. Anybody else having this problem?

August 31, 2017


I was having the same problem.

The followed person also doesn't come up on the leaderboards.

Edit: I see you have added that they aren't added to the leaderboard.

August 31, 2017

I had called it the "scoreboard" originally, but when you posted I realized that might have been causing confusion :)

August 31, 2017

i just found someone suggesting that you need at least a one day streak to follow people:

check the answer given by Dellfis. im going to try that now

September 15, 2017

fascinating; thank you

It is indeed possible that I had no active streak when I posted this thread but had one when the problem appeared resolved.

September 15, 2017

yes, it also worked for me

September 15, 2017

Question, Do you need the persons' username in order to follow them? And also, Do I need to do something special in order to have the choice of following them? :(

May 31, 2018

The I tried to follow you to check and the same thing happened to me. Maybe Duolingo is now going to erase any evidence of streams, and I guess that would include leaderboards. That's a shame; it was a real motivator. Of course, it could just be temporary, like a glitch or an A/B test... but if it is a test, this is really something I don't want removed.

August 31, 2017

Hmm, seems to be working again for me now...

September 1, 2017

I'm also currently having the same problem. I can't seem to follow a friend of mine. What could be the issue?

September 5, 2017

I've just discovered this issue after not using Duo for a while. I can't follow someone back who's just followed me. I'm having the exact same problem piguy3 is having.

Any admins on here that can help?

September 13, 2017

im also having this exact problem. friends can follow me, but i can't follow anyone back...

September 15, 2017

yes i really need help

May 2, 2018

What do you need help with?

May 2, 2018
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