https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictorLameira1

A FEATURE you guys at Duolingo should DEFINITIVELY add

I know Duo has a reputation of not listening to us but I still have hope that maybe someone from the team has a good sleeping night and wakes up with the urge to show us the other face.

We should have the option to bookmark people's comments. I lost the count of how many times someone comment helps me.

People really take their time and energy to write good answers so we should also be able to save them so we can easily consult anytime we want.

What do you guys think? Is it just me that thinks this would help?

Edit: Some of you guys in comments are confusing my suggestion with the ability to follow forum posts. Followings discussions is nowhere near the same thing as saving specific comments to which you can access altogether.

August 6, 2019

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John261054

Just follow the conversation, and it'll be saved.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictorLameira1

Just wrote my thought's to this under mwbrand1 answer.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarrenBrow3

Every comment will cause you to follow the conversation unless you opt out. My experience is that I get context-free comments that are not helpful at all, sometimes from a discussion I contributed to months ago and have since forgotten.

I used to get a notification when someone replied to my comment, and I found that helpful. That function seems to have been removed. And there doesn't seem to be any way to search for my comments either.

August 7, 2019

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

I totally agree!

August 6, 2019

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

that would be helpful but i guess you can use the upvote to make the comment on the top of the other comments, that's quiet similar with what you're mentioning :D

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictorLameira1

No, this is not similar at all. Upvotes are designed to show agreeance between two parties. Bookmarking would save the comment in a folder for you. Kinda like a link you would access inside your profile "Saved Comments". Something like this.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

Maybe I'm not understanding you fully, but I believe Duolingo already has this option. At the top of this post there is a Follow Discussion button. Press this button and you will be able to follow posts in the forum.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictorLameira1

Following conversations don't save specific comments. It would be really helpful to have something like a personal notebook made of saved comments. Discussions not always have clear titles and don't seem as the proper way for doing this.

A simple bookmark icon next to each comment would give us a better way to collect other people's comments.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

I see. I agree, that would be a nice feature.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coto.i
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Also following conversations results in your email being continuously spammed. Mine shows 999+ messages because of that. At some point I couldn't keep up with reading what actually interests me, like answers to my own questions or new questions to my own answers.

We should have an option to get emails only for comments addressed directly to our own comments/sub-thread.

August 6, 2019

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

You could also turn off notifications for discussions in the settings.

August 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coto.i
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True. But then there won't be any way to know if someone answered my questions etc. Right now it's a matter of finding the time to look into that ocean of emails, so at least there is a possibility.

As WarrenBrow3 wrote somewhere else in this thread, I also remember we had the option to be notified only for replies to our own comments. That was useful.

August 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nejla305

Guys, read.. He knows he can follow discussion but he just wants to save specific comments that are actually helpful. Thumbs up Victor. Let's hope someone from Duolingo will see this.

August 6, 2019

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

I had the same issue that I solved by taking notes (on paper). I understand that it is not the feature you are asking for but if it sounds interesting to you I encourage you to give it a try.

August 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darius568602

I bookmark helpful posts in my bookmark 'languages' folder of that particular language. But I don't know if you could do that using your phone.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictorLameira1

This seems good. I'll start doing it too. Better than having to follow discussions and forgetting what's in it that interested me. At least I can name the bookmark my way.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

you can just bookmark the page in your browser (that's what I do)

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarrenBrow3

Finding the specific helpful comment out of the 30 in the thread is a pain, though. I've taken to copying them into a file and saving them.

August 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

try getting "DuoDirectLinks" it gives you the direct link to the comment https://duolingo.fandom.com/wiki/Duolingo_Userscripts

August 9, 2019
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