https://www.duolingo.com/ikey

Before Posting a Question

Use the search function for the word, phrase or topic, you will often find your question has already been asked and answered

April 25, 2012

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Gumbee

Can I upvote this a million times please?

April 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/csi

I honestly never noticed the search function until it was mentioned just a few Qs up! Not very observant. On the other hand, they say that the best way to learn something is to teach it, so I see answering other people's questions as a way of learning it myself (and I only know the answers to the basic questions at this point). It's also nice to see the Qs I don't know the answers to come up again, sometimes I miss things as they get further down the list. Plus, not all answers are created equal - some people are better at answering them than others. But I will try to make use of the search function now, before posting a Q.

April 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

I agree, though I think the problem is that most users who re-ask a question that already has been answered 20 times do it directly from within the excercises where the search function isn't readily available. Perhaps it would be a good idea to change this and integrate a search button there. (Or to automatically search the forum for key words when someone wants to submit a question and offer them the possibility to read the corresponding discussions in the forum instead of posting their question.) I personally don't really mind answering the same question for the 21st time but currently useful information gets flooded by some basic questions that are asked again and again.

April 26, 2012
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