I think this should be a thing.
There is a good chance it already is but I would like to have an option or a special search so that when ever you look up someone's profile name you get every post they have made it would be a lot easier to find not only your posts but other peoples posts too. Thank you for reading, have a good day. Nateawesome.
You could also simply do what I do, and mark everything you post with a searchable tag. The sentence at the end of all my comments is written in one of my conlangs, designed so that it doesn't overlap with any existing language, which I can look up on the current DL search to find most of my posts. (With enough options loaded, I can use Ctrl + f to further tailor the search.)
NOTE: Neither workaround accounts for sunk posts.
Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.
If staff ever implements something like this again, I hope they heavily improve the friends system first:
it should be bi-directional (only add someone as a friend of both parties agreed)
not requiring to block someone AFTER they have added you (anonymous accounts with empty pictures, pet or other strange avatars)
looking up someone's forum posts (recent posts or complete list) accessible from the profile page should only be LIMITED to friends:
Not foreigners / the public.
This is a guarantee in supporting to annoy people and post crap on old threads/comments.
I heard that exactly this had happend with the Activity streams for a few users.
blocking someone should also possibly extend this to the forum: Hide new user posts, comments, disallow in reading your comments
I have nothing against that some selected people with filled out personal profile data and real portrait pictures follow me or any new posts I make.
But if you completely open this feature, then it will be abused.
That would be so much easier. But also what about things like contest planes? If Duolingo did add that they would also have to add a "Hide" button on posts so that if they do search up your profile name then they wouldn't see that post. They would have to go to the forums and search the name of it up.
Nate. I'm flattered you should take so much interest :-(. To keep you updated, I regularly posted and put myself "out there" to invite people to our great Italian club, as many will remember. Then because of time differences I would often sit up till 2am to give them the code and welcome them to the club. I'm sure such posts still exist if you want to delve deeper from which you will see that I worked hard for my Admin friend, who now has a FB club. Sadly the club was terminated with all the others, so I now contribute in other ways (we have a private Italian forum for anyone interested) and I let others post. I joined on 6 August 2016 and have been here every livelong day, just to complete the picture, tho' I see no need to post about my unexciting achievements. I do remember you, incidentally;-) Cheers and be well.