Just recently returned to Duolingo after two or three years away. If I remember correctly there was an easy way to send messages to others -what happened to that? I also seem to remember you could get points for making short translations, anybody know where that went? Seems like significant changes while I was gone. Thanks.
The Activity site where we could communicate with each other was such a unique feature of Duolingo that I sincerely hope it will be restored to us. I gained so much from having my mistakes corrected by native speakers as well as communicating with my followers, that I'm sure Duolingo will restore it. It will need better ground rules to protect it from spammers, but it was of immense help to everyone who used it properly.