Approval Before Posting
I don't know if this is the right place to put this. If not, please feel free to move it.
Would you please consider implementing admin approval before postings in the forums? The spam and other foolishness being posted is so annoying. :/ I know you all are busy with many things on the site and off, but it's something I wanted to mention. Thank you for your consideration. :)
In essence this is a good idea but I suspect it is not practical due to the number of posts. All we can do is to down vote spam etc. and remind them of the rules. Serious offenders, especially if their posts are offensive can be de registered I believe.
Yes, Duolingo staff can ban users and remove their accounts. Moderators can delete comments and discussions but user accounts. So, if someone is posting seriously inappropriate things, please email abuse@Duolingo.com with a small summary of the situation, the person's username, and a link to the discussion if you have it. And then message some moderators for quick cleanup. (Please, feel free to message more than one moderator. This will increase the chances of finding one that is online right then.)