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Is Duolingo a Good Thing? Is This Site Safe?

do you the people like duolingo is it safe, why does it ask for your email?

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10 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/RudolfJan

They need your email to confirm you account and to be able to restore your password in case you loose it. It's a very normal procedure for any site where you need to have a personal account. No need to worry in this case.

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Reply110 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CoolGrl58

I think Duolingo is a great program! It is also very safe with people checking out discussion to make sure everything is okay. It asks for you email because it sends you updates, info, daily reminders, and your weekly score. All in all Duolingo is safe, and good.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145
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I think email is required in order for the staff/administrators to get in touch with you in case of need.

I don't know any forums that do not link the membership to the email address. And yes: I feel safe on Duolingo.

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hubinou
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Anyway, you should have at least 3 email addresses :

  • one professionnal, you give only to your professional relationships
  • one personnal, you give to your friends
  • one garbage, you give when a website requires an email, but that you never check after you have been accepted by the site.

You can also have one for gaming, one for the family, one throw-away, etc.

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Hi Emmy!

Duolingo will not sell your email address. You can choose whether or not you want to receive notifications when people reply to discussions you are part of, study reminders, and stuff like there here: https://www.duolingo.com/settings/notifications

Also, other users will not be able to see your email address. Moderators will be able to send you messages, but, they will not be able to see what your exact email address is. Instead, it will be routed through Duolingo's servers to protect your privacy. In fact, Duolingo tells people not to give their email address to anyone. What you want to avoid is creating a "Classroom" or joining someone else's unless they are your actual teacher outside of Duolingo. This is because the classroom link reveals your email address to the instructor. (It also would let the instructor change your password, and shut off the forums and Labs and other features.) Duolingo Clubs on the other hand are different. If you join a club, people cannot see your email address.

In terms of safety: No place on the internet is "safe". This is why the Community Guidelines tells people to be careful about what information they give out online. Along with the Community Guidelines, Click Here for the FAQ discussion that will teach you how to navigate the community. It also lists a set of Internet Safety suggestions.

Enjoy your learning! :)

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Well, why is there not any warning dialog about all these issues in the classroom (join) page?

Before you can press the join button, a popup dialog should show up where you have to exclusively accept all those known circumstances (checklist, point by point).
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IMHO it is not enough to have this information (and limitations) known by staff or moderators or that it may be readable on some forum (sticky or not) threads...or on the Help / FAQ section.
Instead of the DuoLingo web portal should force users to ACTIVELY read this background classroom information, BEFORE they can do any harm to their user account and their account can be taken over by someone else ("classroom teacher DuoLingo user account").


If DuoLingo already does the above for classrooms, simply ignore my lines and suggestions....

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I'm with you on all of that stuff.

Unless a person reads the guide to in the Help page, they aren't going to know. And being in an obscured drop down menu, not many people read the guide.

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicRuler1414

Pretty much every site on the internet you have to sign up for requires your email. And if a website has your email, the worst it could do Is spam your inbox. But don't worry, Duolingo is one of the most popular language learning sites on the internet so I think your quite safe.

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ESAndrew

Yes and yes. I don't know why they ask for email, probably for backup purposes.

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryan457981

It does that to remind you of your goal and connect you w/ your friends

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Secretly_a_Jedi

Duolingo is perfectly safe :) they want your email so they can send you reminders to practice and such. They also email you when people comment on your things in discussion (such as your post here). There's nothing to worry about :)

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sasan94

they want your email to send you viruses, don't trust them.

"obviously sarcastic"

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https://www.duolingo.com/Emmy250950

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https://www.duolingo.com/Emmy250950

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