Can we have the streams back?
Activity and the profile streams were removed months ago, but a good number of my friends have simply left Duolingo because of its removal. Can we have some sort of way to communicate with other users casually without having to use the forums, which isn't even allowed?
Yes, I miss it too. However all the core functionality of Duolingo’s mission remains completely intact. This isn’t primarily a social media site, nor should it be, as that takes programming money and time away from languages.
Maybe one needs to ask why they left. Were they here to learn, or mostly to chat?
Yeah, I don't want to think they were lying, but I doubt that they're actually working on something new. I understand that it was a choice between Duolingo without activity or no duolingo at all, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to miss the streams. At least we have Labs now!
At least there should be some way of contacting directly the course contributors to send them a direct question / proposal, which is not related to a specific sentence. It does not have to be a chat, just the direct contact. If someone is a course contributor there should be ready and willing to receive some feedback! (Maybe with the possibility to block abusive users.)