I search for articles high in low in Spanish to translate for my own practice, ones that I am personally interested in. I love duolingo's immersion because it gives me XP points, and has the definitions right there so I'm not constantly looking up words. It's a huge help with sentence order and syntax; however, every time I'm trying to work, other people do the whole article for me. I know the point is to have others translate an article for you, but I am wanting to do it for my /own/ benefit. I also know that you can retranslate it, but that's pointless if the other person is correct and then, you are already biased by the other person's translation. Is there a way to do a private article upload? I love everything /but/ how I can never actually get practice because other people work on it.
Yes. All you need to do is, when after you've finished uploading an article to the server, simply press the "Remove article" on the far right hand side of the page. From there, it will delete it from being publicly seen, however it will keep it on the server so that you can soak up all the xp for yourself! You need only look in the "Your uploads" tab to find the article again. just make sure to make it public again before you finish it if you want other translators to rate your translations!
Hope this helps! :)