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Immersion: voting "looks good" considered as edition regarding to the email alert of change

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Hi Duolingo,

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.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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If you subscribe(follow) to the sentence won't it show the translation?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Ho do you follow a sentence?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Press that button: alt

4 years ago

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I'm a little ashamed... :)

However:
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 ;)]

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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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.

4 years ago

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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?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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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.

4 years ago

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[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? ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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This is what I meant before about it getting an email, without editing:

alt

P.S. It seems to be a sentence I automatically followed somehow, without making any change.

4 years ago

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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?"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThanKwee
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I sometimes leave an explanation if I change something. I will henceforth always leave an explanation if I change anything. ☺

4 years ago