Duolingo has a new mobile feature called "Club" where you get grouped with a bunch of users to practice language, and there are challenges and questions. You get encouraged to get points by posting to the group in that language...
but you can't block people. You can't mute people, and you are literally encouraged to spam the group (the more you post, the more points you get)...
And you get notifications every time someone posts in it.
Who thought this was a good idea?
As a non-techy person, I need yall to understand: just because you *hope* your technology won't be used for harassment, spam, and abuse doesn't mean assholes won't find a way. You need reporting tools. You need to safeguard for your users.
Get it through your thick fucking skulls already.
@guerrillarain As a technical person who works in tech, I'm furious that reporting/blocking tools aren't the first thing built into community-oriented features.
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