Could we get a timestamp for messages in sentence-discussions?
At times I find myself wanting to help someone, only to discover that the person has abandoned the site months before I got to read their message or that the person has advanced considerably since when they asked their question.
I also imagine that for those who have been on the site for four or five months, getting a notification from another user telling them why "les" is used instead of "la" is rather annoying, or at the very least an inconvenience.
And someone would reply to a very old comment regardless whether the date of commenting is present or not, so I agree that the OP's arguments aren't great… I find that kind of people more annoying since I always leave the date at the end and I have advanced considerably since I joined. I do agree on Duolingo adding the time stamps.
That one is one of my favourite xkcd, and I quote it at a lot at the office, as I'm a programmer and thus run in a lot of those situations. And yes, I definitely need timestamps. I never bother to respond when comments are over a week old and you can't see anymore whether it was 8 days old or 2 years.
Yes, that happens to me a lot, even from messages I wrote more than a year ago! But, one thing to remember is, if there's no timestamp, that means the message is really old, because after a certain amount of time they remove it. (I'm not sure why)
And also so that they can hide error reports they haven't corrected from months or years ago...
This as well. Getting a bit annoyed at my part of the French tree at the moment. Lots of questions with clear errors in them, and comments where people reported it in the fall of 2013, and now being August 2014 it still not being fixed.
Yes, they should...
By the way, congrats! Tomorrow's your 300 day streak!
Oh my, didn't even notice that rocko2012 has such an awesome streak.. Better go congratulate them...
A "date uploaded" would also be helpful for Immersion articles. I like to work on older articles that are collecting dust instead of the newest, shiny ones.
This won't likely come back any time soon. This removal was deliberate, it is meant to portray the fact that people's comments are always relevant regardless of time, at least in sentence discussion. When it does become irrelevant, the moderators are supposed to delete it anyway.
In fact, the reason for removing the timestamps is the exact opposite of what you're proposing. A question asked by someone ages ago may have a relevant answer to a new learner. In some cases even the person who asked it may still be confused about it. So tagging them with timestamp would likely make people discriminate and ignore some posts because of their age.
Anyway, if you're interested in seeing the dates for general discussion. You can install the Duolingo Script bundle, or find HodOfHod's page, and download the comment links script. That will show the exact dates for a particular post. It doesn't work in old sentence discussions, however.
Disclaimer: These scripts are not sanctioned by Duolingo staff. Use at your own risk.
I love your suggestions though I don't totally agree with them, anyway, dear friend, here's a lingot. I used to have the idea that Duo should add the timestamp, then I think, if I go to the discussion section and I see posts from old dates, I feel discouraged to ask because I think , oh, not so many people are here.