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Followed discussions not showing up under followed tab

I've been at duolingo for 1.5 years or something and i have often commented in threads from sentences, and more recently also on some threads under discussion in general. And it always says in whatever thread i've commented that i am following the thread. But i have never gotten any notifications and neither does anything pop up under the following tab in discussions. So i never see any responses to my comments or threads cause the thread is somewhere burried away and i'd have to search for it to see if there are any responses or whatever. It seems i'm alone in this, cause else everyone would be complaining about it.

EDIT: i just tried clicking on the following button i stopped it from following (which it had automatically done) and clicked it again to follow again and now it appears under the following tab. so the automatic following has a bug.

April 14, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APRILBROWN4

As long as your email allows duolingo try this:

settings > notifications > Email me when > "'Somebody responds to a discussion I'm following" ( blue check mark )

The following tab needs to be blue following ... sometimes, for some people it has a glitch.

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7ga4Ktv4

i don't need emails i never check my email.. unless you're saying that setting will somehow make everything work on the website again.

EDIT: i just tried clicking on the following button i stopped it from following (which it had automatically done) and clicked it again to follow again and now it appears under the following tab. so the automatic following has a bug.

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APRILBROWN4

How are you going to get notifications if you don't check your emails? That's where they go.

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7ga4Ktv4

i assumed i would get notifications at the bell on duo, but my main issue was that it didn't appear under the following tab, but you apparently need to unfollow automatically followed topics and then refollow them again (which is annoying by the way)

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APRILBROWN4

I don't think the little bell has worked in 2 years. EDIT: for notifications other than when someone follows you, it should work then.

Yes, for some people that checking and unchecking to follow has to be done, just a glitch I guess.

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SandraStea1

I have had the same issue. I have commented on and clicked "follow discussion" on a few posts lately but never see them again. I disabled email notifications since I didn't want 100 emails if people post on an active discussion. I just like to be able to click on the "followed" tab and see the ones I was interested in, well, following. More times than not, they are not followed and I never see them again unless I scroll through the other posts.

I have also tried clicking OFF the following then back on again and it seemed to work...sometimes. I am trying to back off of spending so much time in discussions anyway but wanted you to know you are not alone. I use DL on the Web, with Chrome, BTW.

Edited: YES, when I went back to "Discussion" and clicked on the "Followed" tab, this post was not there and when I clicked on it, it was not highlighted as being followed. I toggled it on then off then back on again and am now following it. I guess I'll have to check every time if it's an important discussion topic.

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phb2013

Under the Followed heading, messages seem to be filed in date order, according to the date of the original post, not the date of subsequent comments. As far as I know, notifications about additional comments on posts you are following come through only on email. The bell notifies you when someone is following you or when you've earned more lingots.

April 14, 2019
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