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Profile messages removed?

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When did duolingo remove profile messages and comments? There used to be a feed on peoples profile to see their recent activity or say hi.

Why did they remove this? Whats the point of following people and making friends if you can't even talk to them:/

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/adder3
adder3
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Here is the announcement you missed: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22226909 It takes a while to load since it has so many comments, so be patient!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.
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Yes, that's what I had read, looking forward to the forum rewrite, IMO the slowest part of Duolingo and with many lacking features...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum
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They removed it earlier than expected because they updated the website. How do you not know about this if you have a streak of 739 days?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanIanIanIan_
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I don't check my profile everyday and wasn't sure exactly when it happened, but i mainly want to know WHY they removed it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.
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I think Duolingo removed this feature because it was causing too much load to their servers. I am a little sad about this fact, because even though I registered on DL on 2014-02-13, I've only been an active user for the last 135 days (what my streak says), so I missed the Profile messages and the famous Immersion.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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It wasn't because of the website update. It happened a couple of weeks before that, and was because the Activity Streams feature was killing the site. Adder3 has posted a link to the announcement above.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.
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As far as I know, there has been no forum update, rather a downgrade. Hopefully the forum rewrite is still on the way, and we will have a major forum update in a near future, with a feature similar to Activity Streams

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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No, there was a website update. The forums haven't been updated yet, though there are some improvements on Wednesday. Adder3 has posted a link to some information about it on this thread.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.
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I'm very sorry, I was writing mostly about the forums, so I edited my previous post. Anyway, on Wednesday there will be only some maintenance, so I highly doubt you will see anything new on the forums.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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The "HelpfulDuo" account posted an announcement about the improvements they're going to make to the forums tomorrow: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24663016.

They've said that there won't be any new features - they're going to be improving the speed and reliability.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.
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Thank you very much for the "HelpfulDuo" link! ;)

1 year ago