Immersion: voting "looks good" considered as edition regarding to the email alert of change
when I vote "looks good", I consider that I would have translated the sentence the same way (or in an "as good" way). So I think I should be informed when someone changed a translation I voted "lloks good" as I am if I have really made an edition of this translation at some point.
Indeed, if I said that it looked good and someone change it to a better (or just a correct one) translation, I would like to know it to learn of my mistake. And if the edition is worse than what I considered as "good" (or just an incorrect translation), I would like to be alerted in order to correct it.
At the end, saying "looks good" is quite the same as having made the translation yourself, IMO.
If you subscribe(follow) to the sentence won't it show the translation?
I'm a little ashamed... :)
1. It would be good not to have to do it when we vote "looks good" and when we are the uploader of the article. It's a little tedious having to press that button for each sentence.
2. This button isn't available until one edition (in addition to the original translation) has been made. [I believe that's why I forgot about this button ;)]
Maybe, something is not working well for you, but I always gets regular updates about sentences of articles I upload. So unless you disabled it, or unless there is a bug, you should be seeing these updates.
I have only updates for sentences (including for article I uploaded) that i have translated/edited. Not for all the others.
You really have updates of about every changes in an article even if you didn't translated any sentence of it?
Well, when I upload an article, I often translate only the title. Sometimes the article is immediately sent to others, I receive reports of translations even before I think of translating a second sentence.
So yes it does happen.
Edit: I just submitted a new document, strangely enough, it has been translated somewhat but I'm not getting any notifications.
I think I understand what happens, if someone translates the part you have translated and other parts in the document, then Duolingo will send you a batch translation of all the edits the person made. Since nobody translated the title this time, I did not get any notifications.
[Answer to Dessamator's comment beginning with "Well, when I upload an article"]
Well it never happens to me. I received notifications only for sentences I translated (showing, in the email, in three columns the original text, my translation and the new one).
I have also received two times a mail ("A document you uploaded has received some attention!") saying that an article I had uploaded has been finished. But nothing in between.
So I guess there is a problem with my account/notification...
Duo team? ;)
This is what I meant before about it getting an email, without editing:
P.S. It seems to be a sentence I automatically followed somehow, without making any change.
In the same kind of idea, I think that any change to any sentence of an article you uploaded should end with an email alert for you.
Or at least having an option when uploading to (un)check: "Do you want notification of any translation/edition on this article?"