Forum Advice from Duo
Don’t you think it would be a really good idea if the Duo owl popped up from time to time in the forums with helpful advice for us all?
With a little ingenuity, I’m sure the Duolingo techies could make Duo’s messages context-sensitive, so that they were relevant to what we were doing.
So, trying to be helpful (of course), I composed a few words of advice that Duo could give at the appropriate moments:
Think before you post.
Thank you for your comment.
Is your post helpful?
Have you searched the forums?
Have you read the guidelines?
It’s been posted before.
Is that really relevant?
Check your speling.
The Mods will love that one.
It gets asked ten times a week.
Best delete that before anyone sees it.
Don’t pretend you love owls. I know better.
Don’t bother to read that one.
I didn’t understand it, and I’m a really smart owl.
No one cares if you hate the leagues.
No one cares if you love the leagues.
You’ll never get enough people to downvote that one.
I’d run, after posting that.
No one knows how that works. Don’t ask.
I’d give that post ten minutes before it’s downvoted.
Another streak post? Are you sure?
What are you complaining about this time?
It’s one of the 6000 languages I’ve been asked about already.
Aw, c’mon. Not another poem.
In keeping with Duo's personality, perhaps some positive reinforcement would be nice, too.
"Amazing! 3 upvoted posts in a row!"
"Don't worry, getting downvoted that fast will help you learn how to engage your brain next time you make a post."
"Even when you're wrong, someone in the forum will still agree with you!"