https://www.duolingo.com/FiddlingFox

Why was the activity stream taken off the menu bar?

I have not been on Duolingo for a while, but when I visited a few days ago it was gone. I'm just curious if any of you guys know the reason.

December 8, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

1) New Scala 2017 web portal has no chat code like the old Python portal.

2) They turned OFF the "Activity stream" on the old portal 2-3 months ago, even before they migrated.

Looks like the servers also did not have the required power anymore to serve million of users with streams
-> high latency, bottle necks, they had to shutdown the stream several times (this was one of the offical reasons in threads from staff).

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Talca

Thanks for your explanation. Great streak. I have sort of given up on Duo, but I am loosing my Spanish, This is the cheapest way to get back in the saddle. Once I couldn’t have (public) individual conversations with people like my buddy on Cuba, I lost interest.

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

It went a long time ago. Far too much spam, I think, put too much pressure on DL administration.

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Duolingo's activity stream function was turned off, as an emergency measure: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22226909

Luis has said that they're working on an alternative system.

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

Hi Hugh,

oh cool, you found it!

Google tagged it as "Activity Stream Announcement".

But - as always - with this discussion forum: Error 404

December 9, 2017
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