https://www.duolingo.com/hgdfhdfghdfgh

"Report" button for comments and discussions

I see many spam discussions that full of gibberish. As a new duolingo user, I don't know if the problem is new, but the solution of many websites to this problem is a small "report" button. We can do the same - instead of just downvoting.

What do you think?

5 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/espace13
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I think they should definitely implement this. To stop it being abused they could have set options like

  • Spam

  • Offensive Language

  • Off topic

  • Other: please explain below ...

Etc.

This would help stop people just flagging tons of comments and the moderators could see what was a priority.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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excellent idea, about time to implement it

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Music4Ever15

Great idea, I think it should really add one to help keep this website clean.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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Yes, it has been asked before and I hope that they will find time to implement it. In the meantime, you can write a notification on a moderator's stream or email abuse@duolingo.com .

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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Now that I think of it, they might not have added it because the report function itself could be abused.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

On the one hand, I do see many completely pointless posts that are just gibberish, only say "hello" (or something like that) or simply repeat the answer to the question without any comment. When there are dozens of those, it can be hard to find useful comments -- and I really do find the comments helpful; I have learned a lot from other users.

However, I am concerned that over-zealousness could remove the humanity of the experience. I like when there is the occasional humorous thread. And sometimes the discussions can get "off track" as to the specific item in question, but the subject is still about language learning; conversations are organic that way.

Also, as you say, the folks could abuse the "report" button simply because they don't agree with a comment.

Lastly, slogging through the reports and playing referee could take a lot of work by the DL staff.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Princessbg2014

I think that is a great idea! I have been using Duolingo for some time now, and in that time allot of pointless discussions. Thank you for bringing it up because I think it is something they should really consider. If they have already looked at you discussion they might not use it for @vedun's reasoning though.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Clarqex

I wish they would! 4 years later and i'm still seeing threads infested with children talking complete nonsense and nothing to do with the thread. It's very juvenile and time wasting, when some of use want to actually learn.

3 months ago
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