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

Что не так?

I posted last week about Max, a guy on YouTube who's a native Russian speaker and a good and engaging Russian teacher. My post got two dislikes and then it was purged.

Not sure what my thought crime was. There was no explanation.

August 19, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria630955

I got downvoted for pointing out that the word "gray" can be spelled either like that or "grey". People are just jerks sometimes, because it's the Internet, and there are no consequences. Не падай духом!

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

Hi, Maria you are absolutely right..that kind of stuff simply is part of the internet experience.. it happened to me few times over nothing as well.. on Eurosport I've seen people's comments downvoted or even deleted for no obvious reasons..even if they were most respectful and completely on the topic.. no reason to take it seriously..

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria630955

This is why I believe there should be no downvoting, only upvoting. Downvoting just gives people an excuse to be nasty.

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

I think that there is a point to what you are saying..But then there would still have to be the way to flag down messages that people did not agree with ,did not like or considered offensive etc.. I guess, there is no real solution to it

I say, simply allow everyone be who they choose to be and if you got unfairly downvoted,hey, after all it is just a virtual reality ..it has nothing to do with who you really are..take it with humor.. and simply ignore it.. there always will be enough people to support you if you are right..:-))

August 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria630955

Good points.

August 23, 2018

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

Honestly, I'm seeing a lot of odd negative voting. No idea why.

August 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

Myrrael,I 've seen some too.maybe simply trolling..

August 20, 2018

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

да, still annoying, though.

August 21, 2018

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

Here is a boost up and a lingot.

August 19, 2018

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

Благодарю!

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/C-Thorium-G

I have no idea but could you post the link again? I need all the help I can get.

August 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myrrael
August 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/C-Thorium-G

Thank you!

August 19, 2018

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

My pleasure!

August 19, 2018

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

It struck me as odd. Maybe a rogue troll from the old NKVD.

August 19, 2018

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

It does scream 'troll', yes.

August 19, 2018

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

probably one of those japanese or korean learners that came over here to sabotage our slavic happenings

August 19, 2018

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

a Japanese saboteur lol

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

LOL..Have a lingot and an upvote from me as well.. Саботёры не пройдут..!!..Не допустим!!-)))

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/morgan979797

Have three Lingots

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

@Komissar Edvard.. whatever the reason was there seems to be nothing wrong with those videos..they are quite entertaining and educational.. thank you for introducing Max.. please have a lingot and an upvote from me as well Ты говоришь по-русски или просто изучаешь? Удачи в любом случае..

August 20, 2018

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

Я хочу говорить по-русски, но я думаю, что я нужна многа время.

August 20, 2018

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

There is no need of "что" here, because you'll be understood anyway. It's "мне нужно много времени", these words "мне", "времени" took the dative and accusative cases, respectively. Tschüss!

August 20, 2018

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

Oops! Thanks.

August 21, 2018

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

...и спасибо.

August 20, 2018

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

I'm trying to promote Max again on the "Мы любим Макса!" thread. This guy deserves a lot more notice than he's getting, and I hope to send some traffic his way.

September 10, 2018
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