"Discuss sentence" not working

I click discuss sentence button but nothing happens. Has that happened to anyone before? Is the problem caused by me or duolingo? How do I fix it if possible?

January 3, 2015


This happens to me intermittently. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I haven't noticed a pattern yet.

January 4, 2015

Same here...

January 4, 2015

Same here

January 5, 2015

This problem remains unsolved as of 11/12/2016

November 12, 2016

still unsolved in febuary 2017

please duolingo

February 8, 2017


February 8, 2017

What browser(including version)?

January 4, 2015

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.95 m

January 4, 2015

Hmm, well so much for that theory. Must be a Duolingo bug.

January 4, 2015

This is happening to me constantly! It is very frustrating! I have tried Safari on Mac OS X and IE, Chrome and Firefox on Windows 8.1. I restart the browser and comments are available for the first few sentences of each lesson, and then the button is inactivated until I restart the browser again. The comments are indispensable to the learning experience. I would love to see this fixed (and to be able to access the comments from the iPad app for that matter).

May 15, 2015

I've restarted my browser and computer and still get nothing when I click the discuss sentence button. The report problem button works though.

July 17, 2015

When I do a lesson it'll work, but if I go back to it won't. Seems to happen at random locations, but it's persistent at those locations/lessons. I'm pretty sure once I finish this practice lesson then next one will work fine, but I'll have to see.

July 17, 2015

Well, german next practice session still fails but French has no problem

July 17, 2015

From time to time, I doesn't work for me either. However, the “Report a Problem” button always works.

January 10, 2016

This issues persists as of 12/24/16...more than a year after reported is ridiculous.

December 25, 2016

Just stopped about a week ago (end of Feb 2017), but was fine before that. The DIscuss Sentence button highlights, but no action occurs.

March 1, 2017

18.04.2017, this keeps happening to me from time to time. I don't know how to reproduce it

April 18, 2017

still happening 2nd May 2017

May 2, 2017

As of nov. 3rd 2017 I had the same problem, but I now have found the solution: IF YOU HAVE an ad-blocker, like AdBlock or uBlock activated, then the "DISKUSS" link will not function. Just unblock "" (the whole site), and everything works like a charm, including the ads :)

November 3, 2017

Ah - thanks for that - I do indeed have an ad-blocker, so I'll try what you suggest. Thanks for the tip.

November 3, 2017

I don't have an ad-blocker. It's an intermittent problem. Some days it's fine, some days not.

November 3, 2017

I concur, it has never been related to ad blockers in my case.

Actually, I haven't had this problem for a long time now, so I thought it was fixed. Except that sometimes when I click the DISCUSS button, a tab with no comments will be shown, as if nobody had ever commented the sentence, despite the presence of a number between ( ) next to DISCUSS. I'm not sure whether that's the same issue

November 3, 2017

Dude, thanks!!! I put Duolingo on the "don't block" or something like that list on my adblocker, and now the conversation button works!!

February 5, 2018

I have the same issue.

I did some digging and it would appear that this is a server-side issue. I went through a lesson (French for English speakers, Adjectives-2/1, however I have noticed this in most if not all lessons) and pressed "Discuss sentence" after each part of the lesson, and a HTTP request is made to every time the discuss sentence button is clicked. The first occurrence I noticed of the button not working (Translate "Ils sont jolis."), this HTTP request returns a 404 and the dialogue box resulting in the discussion does not pop up, and no further discussions pop up after this, because no further HTTP requests are made on following parts of the lesson, even when the button is clicked. In other words, the first 404 found breaks the button for the rest of the lesson, and I have also noticed this behaviour for skill strengthening.

The aforementioned request is contained at the URL:

(I hosted it on Pastebin because Duolingo was escaping the ampersand strangely, breaking the URL)

January 4, 2015

1 year later and this still remains unfixed. :(

December 11, 2016

2 years later and this still remains unfixed. :(

January 15, 2017

Another place 404 errors show up is if you search for a particular discussion from the discussion tab (type the sentence in the search box). Many of the links in the search results take you to a 404 page.

January 4, 2015

You're quite right. I searched for "Ils sont jolis." (the same error-causing sentence) in the forums, found which redirects to a 404.

January 5, 2015

It is most likely because the discussion was taken down for spam, or irrelevance.

February 15, 2017

I noticed the same problem today with the Italian course ( the report a problem button wasn't working, too).

January 6, 2015

Same here!

March 26, 2015

Happening at present, as well as no sound

September 3, 2017

The discuss button does not appear in the app. Before that, I couldn't reply any comment.

January 17, 2017

It doesn't work for me either on some sentences.

February 24, 2017

I notice that this seems to occur after I exit out of the comments by clicking on the background rather than by pressing the X.

April 10, 2017

Wow. I didn't even know there was an X, it's so small.

April 10, 2017

It used to work for me but stopped altogether around the time other changes were made in Duolingo (about March 2017?).

May 24, 2017

Had no problems on my Greek course until a couple of weeks ago but now the button frequently doesn't work and sometimes a 404 comes up. The report a problem button works up to a point, but typically doesn;t have all the options available.

June 13, 2017

I have NEVER had this work right. I click discuss button and I do get to see others’ comments on the sentence but I cannot leave a comment myself. This is through the iOS app on my iPad, and I have a paid subscription.

May 21, 2019
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