Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/PandoraLynn

Number, upside down heart and heart - what do they mean?

Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to read my discussion topic.

I am wondering what the number and two hearts signifies at the bottom of everyones comments. I assume the hearts are for users to "like" and "unlike" the comments, but what does that do to the comment?

Also, when I "like"/ "heart" someones post, it brings their number down. What does the number mean?

Thanks again for taking the time to read this. I tried using the search bar to find an answer, but after reading many posts - I had no luck.

-Amanda

5 years ago

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
Lenkvist
  • 24
  • 22
  • 17
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 7
  • 7

It's a common misconception that they are hearts. They are actually arrows. Up is positive and down is negative. This voting system influences the order of posts. The more popular a comment, the higher it will be in a discussion. Posts with the same popularity will be sorted based on which was made first. Posts that get too many negative votes (down arrow) might be hidden from direct view.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PandoraLynn

Thank you very much! Wow, that is a bad assumption I made (you know what they say about ass-umptions). I just negatively voted quite a few helpful posts, and vice-versa. Woops. Thank you for the clarification!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
Lenkvist
  • 24
  • 22
  • 17
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 7
  • 7

You're welcome, thanks for asking. You're not the first to make that mistake and your question might actually be helpful to others. Have fun learning!

5 years ago