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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/King_Of_Beasts

what is happening???

I was browsing the discussion board, then I got on a discussion, then a ad starts PLAYING. like a video on the side of the discussion. then b4 it started discussion started scrolling down for me, which is nice, but a little creepy.

has this happened to anybody else or just me?

November 12, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dcarl1

Duolingo sells ad space now. You can pay to remove them via Duo Plus, or just put up with it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

You could also get an ad blocker, but by doing that you're supporting bad monetization features such as health/gems coming onto the website and leading to the demise of Duolingo. It's not very nice, so I turn off my adblocker when using Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/susanstory

How do they make money with the ads? Do we have to click on the ads or does just letting them run make money for Duolingo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hxvan

I don't have any add blocker but I am totally agree with you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

I agree. Using adblocker prevents Duolingo getting revenue from them... Kind of a crap thing to do when someone is using the lessons for free, unless the ads are in some way detrimental to them. I have not used AdBlocker for Duolingo because the ads have not caused me any problems.

I know for sure that clicking an ad generates funding for Duolingo. So, some people are clicking every ad in order to help. I think views do as well. I wouldn't be surprised if clicks generate more though.

Edit: I adjusted pronouns because it looked personally targeted using "you" as a general reference. Wasn't my intention. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J1ng3rT41ls

Try restarting whatever devise you are on...or the app or page. Adds do sometimes play, that is how certain free websites make $$.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OrcasNeedViolins

It's okay, refresh the page and it should be okay. At least it worked for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PandaSakuraTea

hmm, i haven't had that happen to me before

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