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Where did all the stickies go?

Did you notice the stickies missing from the main Discussion page?

We are running a little test that removes sticky threads from the combined forum view after the post has been up for a while. So instead of always seeing the same stickies when you click on "Discussions", you will only see the latest and freshest ones, and also way more new posts from the forums you subscribe to, without having to scroll forever to do so. This also means that your posts have a chance of being more visible. Like this:

before img and after img

But we are not deleting the stickies! When you click on a specific forum, such as "Duolingo in English," "Troubleshooting," or "French from Italian" the sticky messages should still be there. On desktop, you can visit each individual forum separately and adjust your subscriptions in the sidebar that shows up on the right when viewing threads ("Your subscriptions").

We still ask that each forum should keep stickies to a minimum (preferring compilation posts if they are not temporary posts), so that this happens, in a way, in each forum. We hope you enjoy the change, and that everyone gets a chance to see it soon!

Edit March 19 2018: This should now be visible to all users!

March 7, 2018

176 Comments


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

While I understand the reasoning, I'm afraid that this will actually increase the number of posts that cover those top three topics in the old view. Those Duolingo forum stickies are probably the most important things that anybody around here needs. They're already overlooked enough as it is, I'm just afraid that hiding them within the forum that they were posted in will cause them to be overlooked even more.

Is there any way to make a few super-stickies that will show up no matter what?


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

I can only agree (as just shared with Duo staff same concern and same suggestion few minutes ago ;) )!

I hope your comment will have tons of upvotes!


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

That is a good point, TimothyCrabtree. I completely understand your concern... how will newcomers know where to go, and what to do? The thing is that those stickies stay there forever, for everyone, affecting the majority of forum users. And the front page/popular ends up unappealing to everyone who has been here for more than a day (hence the comments like "I don't even use the popular tab"). That said, we need to improve how we display important messages for newcomers and stickies too, but it is possible that that is a separate feature, as it is a different problem. In short, we would like the current experiment to happen, and also to make a great solution for displaying "sticky/important info" to newcomers. We want both! ♥

I agree this change on its own is not perfect, and therefore hope the community can join us (staff, mods) in keeping an eye on how/if behavior changes due to the stickies being in their forums only, so we can address those issues as well.


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

I mean, I know Duolingo doesn't really pay attention to the views of their users, but maybe you could have a tab that only moderators could comment on? Like, the tabs could be "Popular, New, Followed + Important" and Important could be like updates on bugs, moderators things, etc. And then actually like general-need-to-knows can just be somewhere on the website outside of the forums. Like maybe in a link around where the forums are? Idk, just an idea :)


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

"I know Duoling doesn't really pay attentiion to the views of their users..."

This is why I hate Duolingo so much. This is why I'm no longer a paying subscriber. This is why I no longer even use the site.

How sad is it that this is pretty much the dominant view nowadays?

How pathetic is it that the company is able to maintain its course while having this kind of widespread public sentiment towards it?

There seems to be a virtual consensus that Duolingo isn't really paying attention to or addressing the users' concerns adequately...yet...the staff still gets paid...and they still stay on the course they are on.

Why?

It puzzles me. It makes little sense.


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

What Duolingo has pulled off is phenomenal. In order to be succcessful with SW development, you need a balance of new features and bug fixes.

If you wait until a program is fully baked to release, you’ve lost your market to another app and you’ve lost time to market and user input, as well as your leadership role as a first to market innovator.

I too have some issues, like with Japanese, that needs a lot of work and has many errors. But overall I’ve found Duo very helpful, and I’m learning new languages effectively, so I can overlook the bugs. Also, I’ve gotten numerous emails saying one of my suggestions was fixed, so I know they’re listening.

I really hope Duo succeeds. I can see it eventually having grammar modules, more stories and more depth. As a linguist I find the monumental effort here extraordinary.


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

Yes, having a separate tab for stickies would be good. That way learners would be able to find the most important discussions in one place and the most popular discussions in another. That way they won't end up lost or mashed-up together.


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

It would meant that
either you make it the default tab and it'll go against the will to promote Popular USERS' discussions.
or you don't make it the default one and almost nobody will ever open it, hence you defeat the purpose of having sticky discussions which is to increase the number of users seeing it (to somehow force the users to see it, at least the title).

In both cases, it's not a good solution, IMO.


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

I wasn't promoting it as "the best idea ever" I was mostly saying it so that someone could prove me wrong. :P

I see why it wouldn't work though. Thanks for enlightening me :)


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

Agreed there...

Ultimately, I think the best solution is if we can have only the Duolingo forum to be the stickies that are always displayed. Right now, there are only four stickies (including this one), where as on a normal day when there are no major site-wide announcements, there are only three. That's not a lot of clutter there. It's just three more than what I'm seeing at the moment.

An additional solution could be to give some forum options (if at all possible - after all, I don't know what's even possible for the forum's software) for users to choose the stickies from the forums that they always want to see. After all, we may have 15 languages to sort through in the old way, but if we are able to only choose the few forums that we care about the most, it would be a great way to let us control how much clutter we want on the popular page.


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

Right now, there are only four stickies (including this one)

This is interesting. Indeed, among the currently 198 sticky discussions (on all forums), there are

  • 1 published 23 hours ago
  • 2 published 1 week ago
  • 1 published 4 weeks ago
  • 2 published 1 month ago

and the next ones are 3 month sold.

If you only see 4 of them on the combined/general view (I see them all, I'm not in the "experiment" A/B test group) and guessing/supposing you're subscribed to all forums (whatever the source language), then it means the duration threshold is probably at 1M (as 4 weeks you're still there but 1M you're not anymore).

And I agree that given that, keeping always on the Popular tab the 3 that were on top of the "before" screenshot, would not be that much, would be "acceptable" (IMO) even by users who comes back everyday.


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

I'm in the test and currently the only stickies displaying for me are this thread and the weekly update for Norwegian that was published 2 hours ago.

I do admit that this way does cause some stickies to be more visible. I'm not sure I would've even seen the Norwegian post using the old method that usually prioritized stickies that have been around for month over newer ones. I normally don't go straight to the individual forums, just the list of new, so stickies like that are easily missed for me.


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

Why can't one single sticky have a link that says, see more stickys or something. Then those that know what want those stickys can follow them there. I don't see the point of having more than one sticky at a time. Maybe two is okay for a short while.

But one or zero is best.


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

IMO there were too many stickies - it was taking too long to get to fresher discussions. JMO


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

So, what's the point of a sticky then? Posts like the FAQ and the guides where to post and the course requests should be on the front page when you enter the discussions. Not just in the individual forums.

Why not make a "sticky" tab, that is viewed first and then a new "popular" tab?

As it is, I like that I'm not in the A/B test and still have the old view.


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

That idea of the "Sticky" tab is exactly what I was thinking. Another solution could be add a "filter" with the options: Show stickies / Hide stickies. I think those would be the best solutions because I usually don't enter in the specific forums and there should be more people like me.


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

I never go into the specific forums either and I doubt newer users will do it and so won't ever find out about some important posts...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

I was thinking there should be a separate tab for stickies in the forums, so they don't crowd up your popular tab.


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

yooooooooooooooooooooo


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

A sticky about there not being stickies, I love it xD.


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

This will be an open letter from me to Duolingo staff and developers, I guess. Here's what I want to say and bring to attention:

The stickies removal is not working as it should - at all. The stickies that are shown to me are irrelevant, they are from the courses that I'm not doing anymore, while the courses that I do the most show much less (1 each) stickies. And that's when moving to the specific course's discussion subforum. I don't think it's an improvement. It's moving backwards and making the forums even more difficult to navigate.

The bugs since the last maintenance are troublesome, too. Some courses are scrambled, give the same sentence repeated multiple times in a row and skip words given in the lessons that are listed as taught.

Today, my additional purchased lessons for the Esperanto course disappeared, too. I don't know if it's related to some new version of the tree coming up, so I refrained from reporting that, yet. Still, it would be good to know what's going on.

About profiles: there used to be location and streak displayed; they are not anymore. What's the point of providing a location then, since that option still exists in the settings? Also, could an option to display gender (not mandatory, of course) be made available? Some people have ambiguous nicknames, but would like to be known as he or she. It would help avoiding a lot of confusion.

The search feature: It's not working correctly, inputting the exact thread name doesn't show it in the results, even when using quotes (as suggested by a moderator in another thread). I have to resort to Google and various search options there every time I need to find something. Almost all sites and forums also offer some kind of search filter - here is none, which makes the site's design very outdated. It would be immensely useful if I could pick a category to search in, like search by language subforum/titles/post/comments/user.

The "bell" notifications: They are still broken. No notifications show when someone replies to me. Again, I resort to external resources - checking them by email.

Following threads: Apart from the "automatic-follow", which I assume will occur immediately after I post this, there're numerous issues with that feature. There's no option to pick which threads I'd like to get notifications from (see above, since I resort to email-notifs as Duo's ones are not working), and so I'm flooded with notifications from old, but still popular threads that I added because of their helpfulness. There's no separate tab for "my discussions/posts/comments". It would be very useful to have those.

All in all, for people who are not into dabbling and tinkering, looking for workarounds and having an above-average knowledge of using the internet effectively (different search structures in Google, filters in emails and many other "tricks") - the forums are extremely difficult to navigate. Currently, it's a maze full of bugs. And instead of getting improved, it gets worse and worse with each "maintenance".

So I kindly ask - please stop trying to change what is working well. Focus on fixing what is broken, first. It's chaotic enough as it is now, there's no need to make it even worse, or soon the forums will become hard to use at all.

I'm aware that the options available for the staff and their capabilities are limited, but still, someone has to be in charge of the development of the site, and I really hope that this gets taken into account. I don't want to resort to reporting bugs endlessly - as you said, you get a lot of those reports already, and if I wanted to report every bug I encounter, I would sit here doing nothing else.

Best regards and wishes for successful improvement of the site, an average Duo user - Mya.


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

The stickies that are shown to me are irrelevant, they are from the courses that I'm not doing anymore

Did you unsubscribed from the forum of the course you don't follow anymore?
If not, it's normal you still see discussions from there.

The stickies removal is not working as it should - at all.

If you didn't unsubscribe from this forum then it definitely works as it's meant to work: show you the Sticky of all forums you're subscribed to.

inputting the exact thread name doesn't show it in the results, even when using quotes

Strange. Could you share:

  1. the thread's link
  2. the exact sequence of characters you put in the search engine

? So that we (=the community) can try to see what's going on.


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

Could you share: the thread's link the exact sequence of characters you put in the search engine

Yesterday I received a notification about a comment on the sentence Níl ionam ach fear (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4320742). If I try to search for "níl ionam ach fear", I get two results - Níl ionam ach bean and the reverse translation for the search term, "I am only a man".

But the Duolingo search engine has always been unreliable (to be polite abut it) - this problem wasn't introduced by last October's attempt to discourage people from using the forums. But the reason I remember this particular example is because it involved an even more annoying bug that was introduced on bugorama day - invisible comments. I'm frequently notified by email about new comments that aren't there when I click on the link in the e-mail, until I add another comment to that thread, when suddenly I can see the comment that brought me to the the thread as well as the comment that I posted - in fact, one day last week, I happened to notice that the post count jumped by 5 (from 27 to 32) when I posted a comment (an older thread - there weren't 5 new posts while I was posting my comment, just posts that were not visible to me until I forced a thread update).

Duolingo clearly has a cache inconsistency issue, and it's not on my end, as I get the same "invisible posts" problem in different browsers and on different machines.


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

Comments disappearing is the latest, weirdest thing happening here! At the bottom of this post there are supposed to six hidden topics, obviously junk but when I display them there are two and yesterday there was one. I just saw post with someone asking where did all the comments go? I hope this isn't the new trend!


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

That's a different type of "hidden" post, and more of a question of the count of hidden posts being incorrect.

I'm talking about a situation where Duolingo has accepted the post, and sent out a notification about it, but doesn't show it to anyone until someone else updates the discussion. (Actually, I 've seen instances where a friend of mine could see a post that I couldn't see, until I added another comment to the thread, at which point my post and this "invisible" post are displayed).


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

Comments disappearing is the latest, weirdest thing happening here! At the bottom of this post there are supposed to six hidden topics, obviously junk but when I display them there are two and yesterday there was one.

No disappearance bug here! 4 of them have been deleted.
But a bug of "If an hidden comment is deleted, the counter of hidden comments is not reduced by one :( ).


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

Comments can be deleted by others - just saying...


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

that was introduced on bugorama day - invisible comments. I'm frequently notified by email about new comments that aren't there when I click on the link in the e-mail, until I add another comment to that thread, when suddenly I can see the comment that brought me to the the thread as well as the comment that I posted

I experience this buggy behaviour since (far) before the "bugorama day".


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

I'm pretty sure that I never experienced it before then, or if I did it was a very rare event. At times after bugorama, I was getting 4 or 5 e-mail notifications a day for posts that simply weren't there when I clicked on the "View Discussion" link in the e-mail.

In some cases, where the question being asked was important enough to warrant posting an answer even if the original question had been deleted (I though the poster must have had second thoughts about their question), I would post an explanation anyway, and all of a sudden the original post would show up after all (but my "response" wouldn't be immediately below it, because I wasn't able to use the "Reply" link on that particular post.

The problem isn't as frequent now, but it's still happening


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

Let's have an invisible comments discussion about invisible comments.


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

Thank you for the reply! :)

I was looking for FelixUlvensen's February 2018 XP Contest. I coudn't remember the full name at first ("contest" or "competition" and the exact order of the words), so I tried searching: 

Without quotes:  

February xp contest 

February 2018 xp 

February 2018 xp contest (there, I got the right order of words) 

With quotes and "AND": 

"February" AND "contest" 

"February" AND "xp" 

Nothing relevant came up for the searches above, and if it did, it was so far down the list that I didn't notice it. 

So I googled for it and it came right up, even though the word order was not exact.  On Duo again, that result only showed when I input "February 2018 XP contest", in the exact word order, with quotes. Without quotes it still gave nothing. Well, most people don't know about having to use the quotes, so it's pretty complicated. Googling wins here on the basis of simplicity and effectiveness.


As for the Stickies:

I tried unsubscribing, but that didn't fix the issue. For me, the main problem is not the stickies shown in the "main" popular tab - I rarely even use it. The problem is the missing, important stickies in the subforums for the courses I study a lot: Japanese, Esperanto and others. They had many more stickies, which were very useful to me, now they have only one each.

I subscribed to other subforums to check for other courses: 

Greek - 12; 

Welsh - 10; 

Swedish - 6; 

Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian 5; 

Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Hebrew - 4; 

Dutch, Norwegian, Irish -2; 

French, Italian and Spanish (which are the most popular courses) - only 1,  

German, Chinese, Korean, Hungarian, High Valyrian - 0!? 

I'm over half of the tree in German and I did the Chinese course a lot, too. The lack of stickies there really bothers me. Korean course had amazing and helpful stickies, even though I didn't learn Korean that much. They will be sorely missed...
Side Note: yesterday the stickies were from Norwegian, today they are from Polish. Something new every day ;)

Edit: Another issue came up... I seem to have been randomly unsubscribed from many threads I've been following. Is there a limit now, concerning the number of the followed posts?


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

February 2018 xp contest (there, I got the right order of words)

Order doesn't count as February 2018 xp contest has no quote marks and is equivalent to February OR 2018 OR xp OR contest (equivalent to February || 2018 || xp || contest) or any other ordering.

Search for any reordering of February && contest && 2018 && xp (equivalent to --- but shorter than --- February AND contest AND 2018 AND xp) and you'll have the same 9 results (8 before your above post exist). Hence doable to find it.

February xp contest

February && xp && contest (equivalent to --- but shorter than --- February AND xp AND contest) gives "only" 44 answers (well, 43 as one is your above post ;) ). So doable to find what you search scrolling the 44 results.

February 2018 xp

February && 2018 && xp (equivalent to --- but shorter than --- February AND 2018 AND xp) gives only 10 answers (well, 9), so 1 page. So doable to find what you search scrolling the 44 results.

With quotes and "AND":

"February" AND "contest"
"February" AND "xp"

The quote marks are useless here: quote marks change something if you have more than one word inside the quote marks.

  • "February" AND "contest" is exactly the same search as February AND contest
  • "February" AND "xp" is exactly the same search as February AND xp

As for the Stickies: [...]

This seems to mean only:

  • for those where there were more before, that the contribs/moderators complied with Duo's request to not have more than 2-3 sticky post per forum. The sticky posts didn't "disappear" but mods/contribs unstickied most of them.
  • for those where there were not more before, that the contribs/moderators juste didn't stickied more posts. For whatever the reason, for example because they complied long ago with "one sticky post listing various useful discussion" or because they know that most users are on mobile (hence don't have access to forums) and that most of web users don't read forums (nor Tips), hence didn't make writing (sticky) posts on forums a priority.

So the "Sticky removal" has nothing to do with what you'd like to be different. You'd like the mods/contribs of specific couses to create more sticky posts, it's unrelated to "sticky removal" from the main (combined) view. ;)


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

The searching seems doable indeed, just a bit complicated ;) Wish I knew all of those formulas sooner...

And ah, the stickies. Some will be missed, but at least for my favourite course (Japanese), they were compiled into one post. Well, that's good enough for me.

I'm aware that most of the issues I brought up are out of the mods' hands and depend on the development/programming team. Still, it seemed like a good place to post it all. Maybe someone will notice and improve the bugs ;)

Thank you for the reply, @jrikhal and thank you all (moderators) for all the good work you do to keep the forums in order :) I know that you can't change certain things, such as the design and priorities of the website. There's no bad will from my side; you do what you can do; after all, the community is constantly changing.

Although... I really hope some bugs get fixed first, instead of testing more and more bugged features. (this is a note intended for the development and programming team).

Best regards, Mya.


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

I find Searching for relevant discussions doesn't help me - I try to put in very specific key words that might pertain to the title of a discussion, but all that returns is a super-long list that finds discussions with some/all of those words.


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

The French course has only had one sticky for a long time, and Spanish for a while too, compilations with links to other posts. That may be the case for Italian too, I haven't looked at it in a while so don't know what it was before. It's also possible that the (other) sticky posts became outdated and so were unstickied.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

Stickies are disabled for forum moderators on the Norwegian forum. I believe I reported this before, but I haven't heard a response yet. Please be aware.


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

AFAIK, ability to sticky post has been lost by most (all?) forum moderators (while ability to unsticly is still there for some).
In addition, moderators of forum of courses between two in-house languages never ever had (and still don't have) the ability to sticky/unsticky discussion.


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

Ok makes sense. I never checked the popular posts because you had to scroll down a mile to reach the "popular posts".

How does the popular posts thingy work? How do you make your post on the popular posts board?


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

From my experience, the most recently upvoted and recently commented discussions will be there.

AFAIK Duo never shared the exact algorithm deciding but if your discussion has many recent comments and many recent upvotes, then it'll be considered as trendy/(currently) popular by the algorithm and around the top of the "Popular" tab (of the forum or, even, of the combined view).
If you just have many recent upvotes, you'll probably be there too (but below other posts with similar number of recent upvotes but more recent comments).


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

Ok! I've just never made a post that made it on there and I have a post with 44 upvotes and 90 comments and I've seen spam-ish posts on popular.

I mean, I'm fine with it, it just doesn't make much sense.


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

Becoming popular depends on readers giving your discussion upvotes - it's always been that way. Sometimes trolls downvote what could be a good discussion and kill it before it gets a fair viewing.


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

How about implementing an announcements forum?

Then those of us who look at the forum primarily for announcements can look there and unsubscribe from the main forum allowing those who enjoy their XP contests, quotes of the day, language x v language y, conlang societies etc to enjoy them in peace without us grumps constantly down-voting them to make it clearer to see when there's something actually important?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael.Lubetsky

Hi! Apologies if this is not the right place for this question, but I was wondering if Lrtward has stopped updating the sticky “I would like a new course. What should I do?” post (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194).

There have been a number of recent forum posts for languages not on the list that haven’t been added. Here are a few I have noticed:

  1. Yucatec Maya: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26146688

  2. Nauran: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26142589

  3. Arrernte: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25498139

  4. Tlingit: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26388708

(Note that these aren’t my suggestions....they are suggestions from other users that I have simply flagged for reference).

While we probably shouldn’t expect any of these course to be added to the Incubator anytime soon, keeping the list updated helps reduce forum clutter. If Lrtward is no longer available, would it be possible for someone else to take up the role?

—Mike


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

Hi Mike!

As jrikhal mentioned, we have simply missed the requests. Now that there is no way for members to communicate directly with one another, there is no way for users to let us know about these new requests. It's just chance as to whether we see the post in the forums or not.

Thanks for mentioning this here, and thanks jrikjal for the ISO codes ;-)

I'll be updating that post in 3...2...1...


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

We have not stopped updating it, but apparently missed some recent request. ;)
I'll share the link to your comment with Lrtward.

@Lrtward:

  1. Yucatec Maya -> yua
  2. Nauru -> nau
  3. Arrernte (Eastern) -> aer
  4. Tlingit -> tli

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

Thanks for all your hard work! <3

Hope you all here at Duolingo have a good day!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taco_Man21

I think that this was a very good idea


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AShaffer146

what is a sticky?


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

Stickies are posts that are attached to the top of a forum or the popular page so you always see them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

Oh, yes, I was wondering about that... Thanks so much for the clarification! I always thought there should be another tab for stickies, so that other people had more of a chance to get their discussion noticed!!! Did you also make it so that our discussions automatically go to followed? It's nice...


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

When does it happen for all Duolingo users? I'm still stickied out in "Popular".


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

When Duolingo finishes the A/B test, Only staff can give specifics.


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

From other places I figured it was, Helpful Duo doesn't say it's an A/B test. Just a test.


[deactivated user]

    You know... other than German I'm also grateful Duo has taught me what an A/B test is. Quintessential Duo jargon.

    My stickies were only cut by 1/3 so I guess different people are seeing different results.


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

    Quintessential Duo jargon.

    It's more an internet/informatics jargon than (just) a Duo jargon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A/B_testing#History


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

    Exactly. Duolingo, as a startup, is just more forthcoming about their A/B tests than most online companies. As someone who has worked at both Google and Facebook, I can assure you that you're being exposed to 10 if not hundreds of A/B tests daily. However, you are probably blissfully unaware of 99% of them.


    [deactivated user]

      Yes, I know it's not exclusive to Duo but that expression is used right, left and centre here on the forums.

      Even though the stickies don't bother me much as I use mainly the new and followed tabs, I appreciate your work.


      [deactivated user]

        Sure I understand their relevance, it makes total sense, but talking about A/B tests day in day out on a forum is not something very common, hence why I called it "quintessential Duo jargon" - on the forum, between members.

        I'm quite experienced on a lot of different forums and I had never heard of that expression before.


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

        This affects stickies based on age, so how the change appears to users will depend entirely on which forums they're subscribed too; if most of the stickies on those forums are recent, there's won't be much difference, but if most of them have been there a while it'll be noticeable.


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

        How many subscriptions do you have? I have 13. You should see the amount stickies that makes! Russian has a lot.


        [deactivated user]

          Only 3. The English general one, German and Portuguese. The German stickies are gone but the other two remain.


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

          It seems you're in the group(°) that does not have this new feature.

          • German (from English) forum has no[t anymore?] sticky discussions (as you can check by opening the Popular tab of said forum) that's why, on the combined/general view, you see none coming from there
          • You see the other ones on the general view => looks like you're not having the tested feature.

          (°) of the A/B test


          [deactivated user]

            Thanks jrikhal.

            I'll wait my turn, no problem.


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

            Who knows, whether we are A or B in this test? I suppose only Duo knows!


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

            It's possible to find out yourself whether you are in this test or not. These instructions are for Google Chrome desktop web browser:

            Step 1. Highlight the following:

            duo.user.attributes.informant_reference.forum_remove_old_stickies.condition

            Step 2. Copy.

            Step 3. Press Ctrl + Shift + J. (This should take you directly to the browser console input box. If not, find your own way to it such as pressing F12.)

            Step 4. Paste.

            Step 5. Press Enter.

            If the result says "experiment", then you're in this test. If it says "control", then you're not. ^^


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

            Most helpful! Thanks testmoogle!


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pedro125828

            Good job, keep it up loving the hard work!


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taco_Man21

            the stickies still show for me.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stergi3

            Yes it is more functional this way for sure. It would be so from the beginning, but Ok, we managed it so far :) Thanks!


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

            Yeah, I thought of this.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pedro125828

            love it, keep up the hard work!


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

            Oh that would explain a lot! Thank you!


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuperSpanish07

            What is a stickie?


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

            Es una nota adhesiva.


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

            Yo aprecio la información que está en esta nota adhesiva.

            Gracias, ÙtilPar!


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan97

            good idea! let's keep it like this


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cerez00

            why don't we have a tab just for stickies?


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

            The comments replying to the same idea/question made here (in this same discussion) earlier may interest you.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DuolingoLi12

            It seems that I am not part of this A/B test and I'd love to be part of it, unfortunately I know that's not how A/B tests work and I can't join it. I am subscribed to a lot of forums and I have to scroll throw 3 pages of stickies in the combined forum view before I can start seeing other posts. I like this change and I hope I get it soon.


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

            Check now and let us know what you think! =]


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

            I have been awaiting this kind of announcement! The stickies were getting kind of old.


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

            One question tho... When the stickies build back up, will you do this again?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ethan504832

            I love this i'm learning so muck i just hope that lingots would just be easy to get. So lets say you level up every time you level up you get a lingot. But besides that I love this site and for a 13 year old kid (like me) it can teach a lot. So that's all I have to say thank you for reading this =).


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael.Lubetsky

            It is always nice to see kids enthusiastic about language learning! :-)

            You actually do get lingots, Ethan, every time you level up. At level 2, you get 2 lingots. At level 3, 3 lingots. At level 4, four lingots. And so on. Stick with Duolingo for a while and you’ll soon have far more lingots than you’ll know what to do with.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaralynRam1

            I also have been noticing. Thank you!


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

            Where do I find the forum that posts non specific information such as Sitesurfs - have enemies, here is how to deal with that problem.. Is there a "general information" forum?


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

            Hi ShellMarg,

            Where do I find the forum that posts non specific information such as Sitesurfs - have enemies, here is how to deal with that problem..

            If they are sticky messages then, for each one, on the Popular tab of the forum where Sitesurf posted that particular discussion. Hence it'll depends on;

            • is it written in French ? Then on a forum for French speakers:
              • Is it specific to "English from French" course ?
                Then on that forum (here).
              • Is it general information ?
                Then on that forum (here)
            • Is it written in English ? Then on a forum for English speakers:
              • Is it specific to "French from English" course ?
                Then on that forum (here)
              • Is it general information ?
                Then on that forum (here)

            Sitesurfs - have enemies, here is how to deal with that problem..

            Would it be "Des ennuis ? Probablement pas !"?
            In such case, it's a general information (not about a relative to a specific course) written in French, hence on the (Popular tab of) the "General (in French) "forum.


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

            Just curious about something.

            Since this is an A/B test, what data are you collecting and analyzing? Duolingo clearly loves A/B tests, though I don't know what data you could collect here.

            Does this also mean staff are going to start fixing the plethora of bugs that were introduced by the great bug outbreak forum maintenance of October 2017? I see new features introduced left and right (like Duolingo iMessage stickers. Seriously?) and even more bugs introduced north, east, south and west, and this isn't just in the forum, but also in Duolingo's program itself. I'm curious if this is a step towards fixing the bugs present (though this isn't necessarily a bug, but it's a step to improving the forum). Since Duolingo staff almost never responds to bug reports (as shown by user cazort and their numerous posts on this issue and more), I'm wondering what's happening now.


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

            Hi OmegaGmaster! That is a lot, I'll try to answer all your questions, let's see how I do!

            "Since this is an A/B test, what data are you collecting and analyzing?"
            We are making sure this does not break anything unexpected, and in this case I expect the data will be related to forum engagement.

            "Does this also mean staff are going to start fixing the plethora of bugs that was introduced by the great bug outbreak forum maintenance of October 2017?"
            I should clarify that what happened in October was a migration of data which absolutely needed to happen to the forums—it was a required first step for the forum to keep up/be compatible with the website. You are correct that it introduced bugs, and the majority of them have been fixed, and the ones that have not are in line to be fixed. So yes, to answer your question, we started fixing the bugs back in October, and it is ongoing, and also unrelated to this change.

            "I see new features introduced left and right (like Duolingo iMessage stickers. Seriously?) and even more bugs introduced north, east, south and west, and this isn't just in the forum, but also in Duolingo's program itself."
            :( We are a group of dedicated people who want to keep bringing you the best experience, on various platforms, all the time, and we have been doing it for many years. We collect and prioritize all bug reports that are sent in, and each team takes care of bugs in order of urgency. I should point out that the people who developed the stickers you mentioned are not the same people who could have fixed a forum bug, so my guess is we did not see a need to stop them from releasing something they had been working on because something was broken elsewhere. We are pushing out many features and improvements, and with those often come bugs, which get ironed out and fixed, and hopefully they all result in something enjoyable for you and other users to learn languages in a fun way. If something specific is bothering you, I am curious to know, so please share with me.

            "Since Duolingo staff almost never responds to bug reports (as shown by user cazort and their numerous posts on this issue and more), I'm wondering what's happening now."
            We compile and make decisions on bug reports, and are constantly repairing them — but unfortunately we do not have enough staff to respond to the thousands of individual messages we get each day, or send updates along the way as we are using that time to address the bugs themselves. But even with us fixing the issues bothering one person, a new one will pop up and upset someone else, making it tricky to respond to broader accusations. We want to fix all the bugs, and we appreciate everybody's help in reporting them. I'm sorry we cannot do it faster or in a more personalized way, but I promise we are doing what we can.

            OK I think that is all of them! I hope these are satisfactory and answer the questions you had. =]


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

            If something specific is bothering you, I am curious to know, so please share with me.

            For me, two of the unfixed bugs that were introduced at the time of the October 2017 data migration still rankle:

            • Adding a comment to a discussion no longer auto-follows the discussion to trigger notifications of replies via the bell button;

            • The comment totals on several discussion pages (e.g. those with URLs ending in “…/new” or “…/sent”) are no longer always consistent with the actual comment totals. As far as I can tell, there seem to be at least three different server groups that can report different comment totals for each discussion. Refreshing these discussion pages will show different comment totals at different times, and they often disagree with the actual comment totals.

            (I only use the Web interface, in case these behaviors don’t happen within the apps.)


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

            I just commented on those in Corinnebelle's post, please take a look! (btw I thought auto-followed was fixed, although I know the bell is not)


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

            I’ve taken a look there — thanks for the reply.

            I have no desire to receive reply notifications via e-mail, so if it was only that auto-follow mechanism that was fixed without the restoration of the bell notifications, then that fix by itself has had no effect on my use of Duolingo.

            Without the bell notifications being fixed, I rely upon accurate comment totals to see if discussions have received replies; with neither bell notifications nor accurate comment totals, rankling ensues (and thus it seems that I would rate accurate comment totals as being more important than your bug triage team has rated them).

            If your bug to-do list is kept in bug-tracking software like Trac, it would be nice for us mere mortals to have read-only access to that list, so that those who are interested could keep an eye on the status of whichever bugs are of particular interest.


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

            Hi scilling,

            about the auto-follow, I'm using this script to "fix" it.
            Well, reading here that it should be fixed for some users, I just saw it seems to be fixed for me so no need anymore of this script for me. But it was working well (except for discussion you create: you'll not auto-follow them on creation).
            Hope this temporary solution will help.


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

            I heard auto-following was fixed for some people but it definitely isn't for me.


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

            I just wish the bell worked because I rarely check the email i signed up with this account for.


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

            Put a reminder in your cellphone :-)


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

            The apps don't get any access to discussions etc so it is a non issue.


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

            I definitely "feel" for people who don't use a desktop computer for Duolingo. There is so much good information and tips, especially in the early lessons they also miss out on.


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

            I agree with you! So much good info!


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

            I am grateful for all the bugs you have fixed, however as I wrote in a post the other day there are still some noticeable ones in existence. At the moment my streak isn't displaying on comments. Is that because I haven't done my lessons yet? It keeps flying up and down on my header and the lingots, since that glitch day too. My follow discussion function works sometimes now tho.


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

            Agreed, we know not all bugs have been fixed! I will address the issues in the post you shared to keep this on topic. :)


            [deactivated user]

              I also have my list of small bugs but I prefer to be rather modest on my request: the 404 error most the times we post a new discussion. Is that related to timeouts by chance? Yes, the thread ends up being published but, besides being irritating, this error leads many uninformed users to duplicate and even triplicate their posts.

              I now have the auto-following working so... cheers for that.


              [deactivated user]

                Well, my auto-following is working on this forum yes, but not on the German and Portuguese forums.

                Still, better than nothing.


                [deactivated user]

                  No... my auto-following stopped working on any board. It was good while it lasted...

                  I don't hold much grudges so you can keep your cheers.


                  [deactivated user]

                    Thank you tiramisues.


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

                    You could try this userscript by testmoogle (you'll need the browser extension tampermonkey for it)


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

                    No, it's not satisfactory for me. I've heard these explanations a lot, it's pretty much the same as the little communication I've been hearing from Duolingo over the past two years. I'm tired of it and honestly I'm at the point where I no longer care.

                    If you're receiving thousands of bug reports every day, maybe there's a deeper problem that you haven't addressed. Maybe you need to prioritize bug reports from users who have put a certain amount of effort into the site, or maybe you could prioritize bug reports from paying users. I don't know, I frankly don't care what method you choose but I am not willing to continue participating in the site if you're not able to prioritize my error reports more than you currently have.

                    The site has been borderline unusable for me for over six months now. By "unusable" I don't mean I can't log onto the site and complete exercises. I mean that the site is no longer an effective tool for me to learn languages with.

                    I have tried repeatedly reporting bugs that I care most about, but they have gone consistently ignored.

                    I personally think that Duolingo is stretched too thin. Too many platforms, too many products and features. I personally only care about the web app, I don't care about mobile. If you decide that mobile is important, and want to dedicate resources to that, then great, but know that if you don't maintain the web app to a satisfactory level, you'll alienate users like me who only use the web app and are not interested in the mobile apps.

                    I've found it frustrating to like, use the app day after day and encounter the same bugs.

                    I also find it frustrating that without continuing to actively use the app, there is no way for me to tell whether or not any of the bugs have been fixed.

                    What I've been doing, because it's frankly the best I've figured out how to do, is to stop using Duolingo almost entirely, and mostly stop participating in the forums, but come back maybe once every other week or so, and do one lesson and see if the bugs I care about have been fixed (they haven't been).

                    The problem, once I've been doing this for a few months...it gets old. It's a waste of my time. Why do I keep coming back? If It's been months since I reported a bug and it's not fixed yet, why would I expect it would get fixed in the next 3 months? The next year?

                    This is how I feel about Duolingo currently. I used to be a loyal user. I used to be a paying subscriber. I used to make YouTube videos talking about how much I love Duolingo and advocating for other people to use it. Now, I'm an alienated former user, and I post publicly on other sites talking about how I think Duolingo is going downhill, the team is stretched thin, how I don't agree with or like their sense of priorities.

                    Each month I've been dropping my head back in here for a peek around, and I've been coming less and less frequently. The longer the things I care about go without being fixed, the longer I'll wait before stopping back again.

                    If I were notified when bugs were fixed, and if the bugs were actually fixed, this would be a moot point. I could sit patiently and wait till I get an email, and then come back and continue where I left off.

                    Why do I keep coming here and moaning and griping? Because I care. Because I miss the old Duolingo. Because I want the bugs to be fixed. Because I have some shred of hope that things will turn around. It's sad to me that I have gotten to a place where I say "turn around", i.e. that I see Duolingo on a path that I don't like. This is how I see it now though.


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

                    :( We are a group of dedicated people who want to keep bringing you the best experience, on various platforms, all the time, and we have been doing it for many years. We collect and prioritize all bug reports that are sent in, and each team takes care of bugs in order of urgency. I should point out that the people who developed the stickers you mentioned are not the same people who could have fixed a forum bug, so my guess is we did not see a need to stop them from releasing something they had been working on because something was broken elsewhere. We are pushing out many features and improvements, and with those often come bugs, which get ironed out and fixed, and hopefully they all result in something enjoyable for you and other users to learn languages in a fun way. If something specific is bothering you, I am curious to know, so please share with me.

                    Tell me, what is the urgency of these bugs?


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

                    A lot of these bugs have made certain courses unusable or at least not effective learning tools.

                    I was actively getting a lot out of the German course 7-8 months ago, it has become basically useless to me, and incredibly boring, mind-numbing to practice.

                    Chinese has a different problem...it was already marginally unusable but when they broke the audio on hover-over, that was the final straw...it's hard enough because there's no way to look up pronunciation of an individual word, now I can't even hear it.

                    Yes, I could still go through the courses, but why waste my time with them? I used to use Duolingo because it was the best / most effective way for me to learn a language. Now it is not as effective as other methods. So, with respect to the "marginal effect", it's a critical / urgent bug, for me.


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

                    The thing is, I think that Duo ISN'T patching the bugs/adding the features we need to have. The bell notifications needs to have more priority than having an UI change every month. If I knew the priorities were well balanced, then I'd cut Duo a liiiiiiitle more slack, but if we've got "Piss cazort off" at the top of the list, then I'd leave Duo as a whole, for good. This IS the last straw, and if Duo doesn't care about one user leaving the site, maybe it will care when all of its veteran users leave the site too. I bet you that at some point, a mod's gonna leave Duo, then maybe Duo's actually gonna listen to the public, but even then Duo is probably not gonna care.


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

                    My favourite bug today: I tried to do some Dutch skills, but Duolingo asked for the answers in Russian. To be fair, I did some Russian today too, but this still shouldn't end up being mixed.


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

                    You guys do a great job. Best app on my phone!


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

                    and why do we need to know where it this missing item is?


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KadenBadur1

                    I give you lingot.


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

                    You do almost every language on Duolingo!


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adder3

                    OK well this looks like a sticky to me. This post has been around too long and is taking up room. So is your other post.


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

                    Yeah, they should make it so when you finish reading it it disappears.


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

                    Interesting!
                    Thanks for posting this and giving hints what is being coded / tested "internally".


                    When your development team has time to code something like this:

                    Maybe you could finally fix the annoying error 404 bugs when people post new threads (DuoLingo and Troubleshooting sub-forums) please???

                    Most double or triple post just because of this 404 error (and it is no real error as the 1st thread shows up)

                    The forum is flooded by duplicates since months since your last "forum maintenance update".
                    .
                    .
                    I know this has been posted multiple times, even in "bug consolidates threads", but nothing seems to happen.

                    So if your programmers have some time, I (and many more people) would greatly appreciate if you could fix this very bad error.

                    If you can't, why not rolling bag a bad software forum upgrade?


                    What happend to the bad edits (overwring your own new updates, just because the last comment is not correctly refreshed)?

                    Is there any new thread or offical comment about all those errors from the last months?

                    Thanks for your attention.

                    With best regards from Germany


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

                    "I should clarify that what happened in October 2017 was a migration of data which absolutely needed to happen to the forums"

                    The known and described above problems (error 404, edit overwrite, etc.) can not only be related to "data movement", can they?

                    I am an IT expert and Java (JEE) backend developer with Linux and Oracle database experience myself.
                    .
                    .
                    I somehow still believe that your team has updated (tried) the forum software to a newer version which somehow failed or un-tested code (QS) has gone live....it is no shame to admit this instead of telling it purely is "data movement" ;)


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

                    Thanks goodness for that. At the moment all i see are language related stickies on a language i barely ever see, like twelve greek stickies in a row - i have to scroll and scroll in the main board to see anything new...it has got to the point i rarely bother even looking at the main board and i do wonder what i am missing that way.


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

                    This change should now be out to all users. Can you tell me if it looks better on your end?


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

                    I confirm it has changed today for me!


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

                    And for me! "better" is subjective ;)


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/momo782

                    OMG where did the stickies go! (what is a sticky)


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

                    It's an important post that stays up at the top of a forum :)


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

                    It's an important post that stays at the top of a forum ;)


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

                    I feel like adding a tab for stickies within a specific forum (i.e. Duolingo in English) would streamline this whole process.


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

                    why are they running it?


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

                    So they can test it out.


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

                    I love the duolingo community. :)


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

                    Why not create another tab option or tab called stickies? So we can see popular, new, stickies, followed. It's not hard to just create another section or is it?


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

                    See in this same discussion (for example here) reasons why it would defeat the purpose of the sticky. Hence, maybe (likely?) why Duo doesn't do that.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AShaffer146

                    Stickies still show for me


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

                    Then you're not part of the group that it's being tested on. :)


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

                    Keeping organized! That's awesome! ;)


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

                    It's a post that stays at the top of a forum.


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

                    Exactly - it's stuck to the top.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fire-Horse27

                    what does sticky mean?


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

                    It's an important post that stays at the top of the forum :)


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

                    sticky?? whats that?


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

                    It's an important post that stays at the top of a forum :)


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

                    How in the world could I possible follow your advice to "click on a specific forum, such as 'Duolingo in English,' 'Troubleshooting,' or 'French from Italian?'" There is no table of contents that I am aware of, and I have no way of knowing what the forums might be. I also have no capability of "subscribing" to a forum that I'm aware of.


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

                    How in the world could I possible follow your advice to "click on a specific forum, such as 'Duolingo in English,' 'Troubleshooting,' or 'French from Italian?'

                    By opening the "forum view" about which the OP talks about (this one).

                    There is no table of contents that I am aware of

                    There is one: on the right part of the "forum view" about which the OP talks about. You have there the list of the forums you're subscribed to.

                    and I have no way of knowing what the forums might be.

                    What do you mean?

                    I also have no capability of "subscribing" to a forum that I'm aware of.

                    See the same list on the right part of the "forum view" about which the OP talks about: just above it, there is a button to (un)subscribe to forums. If you click on it you'll see the list of all forums(°).

                    (°) Well, the list combining:

                    • all the forums you're already subscribed to
                    • all the forums for native speakers of the language that is the current language of your interface (the one from which you're learning your current course: seems to be English for you).

                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdrianoSua1

                    1.But how do we get the Stiekes back? 2.I'v been trying to search and search but i can't find any things to fix this hack or something,anybody have ideas?


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal
                    1. But how do we get the Stiekes back?

                    Open the specific forum (its "Popular" tab) where the sticky has been posted.

                    to fix this hack

                    There is no "hack".
                    So no "hack to fix".


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duffy3339

                    what are stickies?


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

                    Hi duffy3339,

                    please read (all) other comments before posting (general rule on all Duo forums).
                    The answer to this question has been answered several times already.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tokyo1000

                    "Where did all the stickies go?" Post is a sticky


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

                    Good. Too many stickies.


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

                    "When you click on a specific forum, such as "Duolingo in English,""

                    I had no idea that you could do this so the only way I found the sticky was by googling.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marri881033

                    Quero os stickies de volta.


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

                    I'm glad that you guys are taking care of this! And, this is really not a bad idea. It's good to know that this website is listening to users and other things :)

                    Anyhoo, I have a question. What is the purpose of "Stickies"? Are they something important, or what?

                    -Rachel


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

                    basically, yes, they're something important. they stay at the top of the thread so you can see what's important and what's not :)


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

                    Oh! Thank you for informing me!


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

                    Like this thread, is now sticky :P

                    No problem! Always happy to help! <3


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

                    What are Stickies Duo?


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

                    Hi Roof121,

                    please read (all) other comments before posting (general rule on all Duo forums).
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                    What are stickies


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                    Hi Justin_243,

                    please read (all) other comments before posting (general rule on all Duo forums).
                    The answer to this question has been answered several times already.

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