https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buddyshady

Down votes in English to French

Is it just me, or are there a lot of down votes given out by the people translating English to French? No edit, no explanation. I have up votes and down votes on the same unedited sentences. It makes it sort of useless as a learning tool and it's a bit discouraging. Oh, well.

September 16, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1beppe
  • 1857

Some days ago someone has downvoted me 15 times, anonymously; the main problem is the rule in duolingo that only higher levels can downvote: 1) this is very discriminating 2) it does not allow comparisons between the users 3) it allows anonymity 4) it is assumed on the assumption that a higher level automatically means error-free 5) it lets some people like my anonymous to do things like this. I agree with buddyshady, it is useless as a learning tool; the solution is to abolish downvotes.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buddyshady

Yea, 15 times without an explanation is annoying as hell. If it's wrong, then it's wrong (still, it's kind of lame to down vote it, but I get it), but I'm really more interested in the correction so that I can learn from it. That's really the point of doing this whole thing. If there's no explanation, then you're just left wondering.

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buddyshady

.... No explanation or edit. Just a down vote. Maybe it's just youngsters being a pain in the ass. Not sure.

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1beppe
  • 1857

... or maybe some frustrated guy without courage that does not accept edits from others.

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buddyshady

Totally. It' has to be something like that. I have 10 down votes on sentences that also all have up votes. It seems like someone was having a bad day and just started giving out down votes, haha!

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BasilLouis

Hey, Buddyshady? Can you do me a favor? Can you be kind enough to see what's the Russian Club's code? I seem to have to be not joined to our club all of a sudden...

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BasilLouis

And it seems that I can't even find it the club again now that Duolingo had changed the app's method of viewing other clubs. I just keep on being sent to the same ones where the majority of its members have 0 XP. It sure was nice in Kaledhel's club! Thanks.

June 3, 2018
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