https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

Frustrations With the Forums and Solving Them

Hello, One thing that has been a nuisance to me is that when you upvote or downvote a comment while having a post written out but not submitted, the entire post disappears. I have lost numerous lengthy posts this way, and have given up answering those questions when I have spent about 15 minutes writing up/looking up the answer to their questions. Please fix this!

Also, I have an idea. When people go on the Forums and post numerous derogatory or inappropriate things, or spam gibberish, then there should be a button others can push to report them. If a certain number of people report it, then a moderator will be contacted. If they are indeed doing the things mentioned above, then the moderator should ban them from posting on the forums, but still give them the ability to work on learning languages and see what others have posted not the forums. That way, their learning experience isn't hampered, and they won't be able to be a nuisance to others. Any thoughts?

Edit: I also have had my posts not load when I click "post". The button goes gray, and the text disappears, but the text box is still there (although I can't interact with it). When I reload the page, my entire post is gone altogether.

June 7, 2018

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

Have you already submitted a bug report? http://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

Yes, I have. Although not about the added information I just put in (from "Edit:" down)

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

Hello, One thing that has been a nuisance to me is that when you upvote or downvote a comment while having a post written out but not submitted, the entire post disappears. I have lost numerous lengthy posts this way, and have given up answering those questions when I have spent about 15 minutes writing up/looking up the answer to their questions. Please fix this!

This bug has existed forever, and been reported many times. I've also lost several lengthy posts by trying to upvote another comment in the thread while I'm writing my response.

It's actually slightly better now than it used to be, since now it seems like it only happens if you upvote/downvote a post in the direct chain of conversation you're replying to. It used to be whenever you voted on any other post in the thread.

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

Good to know. Hopefully they'll fix it sometime...

June 7, 2018

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

Of course you could try to remember to post your comments before you upvote/downvote

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

But then we'd only have like 100 other issues to complain about..... you're no fun :)

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

Yep. I will from now on...

June 7, 2018
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