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Discussion Stream problems finding a useful thread.

Hi there, I am a great fan of duolingo, and I am currently quite addicted. I LOVE the Discussion Stream, especially when linked to sentences you are working on.

However, when I want to improve my grammar, or search out information, it seems almost impossible to find the information that you are after. I am now at a stage that I am wanting to locate grammar information and tips about certain aspects of learning I am trying to conquer. Sometimes I find a thread I am interested in, but the only way I can seem to find it again is if I take a note of its address, and store that information outside of the duolingo system. I am finding it almost impossible to us the 'search' key to find a thread. For example, the thread on "Reference to grammar tips in French". I can only locate that as I have taken down its https link. (if I had not taken down this information - I don't think I would ever have found it again)

I am wondering if duolingo is thinking of ways that it can improve the ability of people to search for information? Perhaps also divide discussion up into ones related to learning from activities, and ones not associated with learning from an activity. (Such as this one.), Ones that are associated with learning Grammar, others about Extra Resources (such as films, music, other useful resources.). Other business. ......

It is great that you can search just within a language group, but it would be great to be able to do more accurate searching as well, and be more easily able to hone down a search, to see if you can find peoples comments on an issue that you are searching for. Perhaps that you can do multi level searches. So you search, for example, first on Grammar, (which say brings up 2,455 threads) then for a particular verb, (say it brought up 100 threads) and then for advice on conjugating the verb, (and hopefully you are down to (10 threads )etc.

Or there may be another way of doing it. Perhaps there already is - and I am just not aware of it.

April 17, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

This isn't a fix but, hopefully it can be a band aid for right now

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2233496 :)

April 17, 2014

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Thank you usagboy7 :)

April 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

You're very welcome.

I forgot to add this resource as well: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Useful_links_for_learning_or_practicing_a_language_outside_of_Duolingo There should be some resources for finding grammar helps there as well.

And if you ever lose the above link to the skill discussion, for now I have stored it on the wiki under "Classic Duolingo".

April 17, 2014
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