https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

Sorting comments available to everybody on web

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Most of you may have noticed, but in case you didn't, Duolingo forums now allows sorting comments. It was being tested for a while, and now everyone should have access to it.

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What changed:
- Added three sorting options to the previous default of Top Post
- Sentence Discussions now has a different sorting default (Top Thread)
- You now have the option to manually set the sorting view you want on any thread

Even though it is a minor change, we hope you find this useful, and that your forum navigation experience is a little bit better. Read more about how sorting works and what each option means in this Help page article. Enjoy!

1 week ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/IzabellaSu3

thanks!!!!!!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lightning_11

:)

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https://www.duolingo.com/carlosbejker
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Danke :D

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobStill9

what are you saying

4 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErinAndW
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Are comments with -5 or more negative votes no longer hidden? I've noticed they are still showing up for me.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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They show Up at the bottom for me.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
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Is it intended behavior to force a click away from the drop-down menu after selecting another sort method?

That's what I'm seeing on Chrome, and it seems like unexpected behavior. Why not immediately dismiss the menu like every other menu on the planet?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LilTweetingBird
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I'm using Chrome, and when I hover over the menu, it drops down. I click, for instance, "Newest,' then move my cursor off the menu and it disappears. You have to click away to make it disappear?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
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I definitely did have to click away this morning, but now it appears that I only have to move away (Maybe they've snuck in an update since then?). Still weird behavior, since the menu should be going away immediately after I let up the mouse button on my preferred sort order.

Also, the "sort by top thread" option seems like it might need some algorithm adjustment to account for negative posts punishing the "parent" posts in their threads. I like the idea behind it though, as someone who answers a lot of questions in the sentence discussions.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dlhgl
Plus
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A minor, but very useful change, thanks for this!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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why are the sentence discussions sorted by top thread by default?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Good question! From the Help article linked in the post: "(...)This is typically good for Sentence Discussions, as many parent comments are questions, and people tend to upvote a helpful answer more than the question itself. This way it is easier to find popular answers quickly when you are in the middle of your lesson."

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrarrmy
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@vivisaurus Thanks so much for the update, just wondering why can't we sort lower level comments by recent? I have to search a whole thread for a reply to certain comments. New top-level comments generally aren't interesting but recent replies to reply threads are.. ?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Good question! I believe the intent was to make this feature available in a simple form and see if it is useful to everyone, before making additional tweaks to further improve how it works. =]

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrarrmy
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Great, thanks so much!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kiyomice
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I like seeing the newest comments. It's a good change.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeltaDabber
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Lovely, thanks so much team! Continue to make Duolingo great!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gwaugle

Thanks, vivi! I did see this already, but I do really appreciate it! Keep doing what you're doing!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimX29
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Thank you for this amazing update :D

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/antonmo
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what browsers did you test this on ?

It is not working on my iphone safari :/

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Filed this as a bug, thanks for reporting!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Njordisk
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Something similar would be nice for the forum search function. Nice update, thank you.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TyrantRC

Any chance you guys add a "hide comment" function to comment chains? sometimes you are done with a chain and is really hard to navigate in a long discussion without rereading some comments.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dogomolo
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Just read few first words of a comment to see if you have read it? It takes less than 1 second.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TyrantRC

My problem with ignoring the issue is that duolingo web design indents the comments below, so if the chain is too long you end up with comments with the width of a button, is harder to read especially if you are learning a language. A hiding function let you navigate through a discussion thread with ease and honestly I'm just not a fan of mediocrity in general.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/imJamal12
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Eu tinha visto isso, e achei bem útil

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tannercasa2

This is Portuguese, it translates to...

I had seen this, and found it very useful

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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I do find it very helpful thank you so much!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus
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Oh yeah I saw this!! Interesting, thank you!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Cassey2k3

great

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https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

I'm out of sorts.

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https://www.duolingo.com/A_pufferpish
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Thank you duolingo team, what a helpful update! :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/biscottipanini

merci beaucoup

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https://www.duolingo.com/RafaelRoch69301

Gracias!

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https://www.duolingo.com/GreenAM
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Thanks!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Little_Tatws
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Oh cool! Very useful

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https://www.duolingo.com/chi_bel
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thanks

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https://www.duolingo.com/ExSquaredOver2
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Oh nice! Now my scroll bar can heal.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NinaConte1

Thank you!!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexPaulo89
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Nice!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Viktorio15

You helped a lot!

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https://www.duolingo.com/mydogisapug

neato

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https://www.duolingo.com/yeeboi02

Thanks bub, have a lingot!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Saved_by_Christ
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That's a really nice update. The first time I saw that, I thought it was 5-stars! It's great because with one click of the button, you are able to sort through the junk/spam comments and see the most helpful comments. Thanks @vivisaurus! Please keep the updates coming!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jordan571880

interesting

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https://www.duolingo.com/JacobStill9

yes

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https://www.duolingo.com/dogomolo
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This is not working on iPhone using Safari! Just test and you’ll see.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Yep, I filed the bug, thank you dogomolo!

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https://www.duolingo.com/antonmo
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yeay, thank you @vivisaurus!

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https://www.duolingo.com/antonmo
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@vivisaurus it started working. did they roll out the fix already?

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https://www.duolingo.com/MarshallLanguage

Great to hear it Duolingo! Thanks.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BRIANAMARIEREYES

yesss queennnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/liz894057

hi

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https://www.duolingo.com/MohamedANT721783

Thanks

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https://www.duolingo.com/CharaFan22

hi

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https://www.duolingo.com/Carinaloves_13

Cool! Thank you!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kitty_Girl3

Thanks! Gracias!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Master_Link

Thanks! That is a lot of help!


Link
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https://www.duolingo.com/Emilia454

Muchos gracias!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lina704118

really?

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https://www.duolingo.com/7-rings-bae

ur welcome!!!!!!!1

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https://www.duolingo.com/-.4
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Thanks for making Duolingo easier to use! Really appreciated you guys! I hope you do more of these kind of things! Go Duolingo!!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchObsession9

Merci!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/ELLAKINSIN

THANKS!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/7-rings-bae

i agree with dogomolo

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https://www.duolingo.com/MemeLord420.69

Nice!

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https://www.duolingo.com/AyannaPere1

thank you for all of your info it really helps :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Starkilhi

I think I noticed that a few days ago and didn't know what it meant.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AStrangeChiald

I saw that :0

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https://www.duolingo.com/JGduolingoer

Cool but, more stories in more languages or at least, a post saying it's on the progress or an excuse about why not more

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https://www.duolingo.com/dogomolo
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What about a post saying why comment sorting is not working properly on Chrome or iPhone Safari?

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https://www.duolingo.com/addohm

Please default to newest post.

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https://www.duolingo.com/yourmomlol3

Merci beaucoup!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Osiel436915

Thanks.

3 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maryam_06

thank you!!!!!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/SimoneScho13

Great!

2 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Myah061

That seems like a very useful tool. I hadn't noticed, thanks for bringing it to our attention! :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/RicardoGenius

C-c-c-c-c-COOL!

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Wow ! Nice ! Thank youuu

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