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Blue sentences in Immersion

I'm guessing the new thing where there are blue sentences in immersion is telling you what your friends translated. Am I right? If this is so, I think this new thing is phat.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286
kassandra8286
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No, nothing to do with friends. I think the colors mean - light blue: needs to be translated; dark blue: needs to be checked. The black sentences are considered "finished", as they have the "changes must be approved" message below them; and the gray sentences are translations you yourself have either checked or translated (the ones that were formerly green).

I'm not positive I'm right, but the three checkboxes to the left of the main Immersion page seem to correlate with this. What I still can't figure out is how a sentence becomes "finished" (black) and therefore locked from further edits.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
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I'd be interested to know why they changed the colors, because I think the old scheme was more intuitive: lighter shade for less sure translations, darker shade for more sure translations.

The shade of blue they chose is also distracting. Maybe they could at least change it to a lighter shade of blue.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt.Cooksey

Whoa, seeing lots of blue all over. May be a bug. lol

[Edit]: OK, not a bug. But almost, because I think most of us don't like this new system.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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No, it's deliberate, there's a colour key at the bottom. It's dreadful, very hard on the eyes and because we don't have the word pattern recognition in a new language that we do in native tongue, it's particularly confusing to the eye. I've given up trying to read it and will hope it gets put back into legible text.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286
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Oh, I didn't even see the color key at the bottom, that would have saved me about 10 minutes trying to figure it out, lol. Yeah, I'm not a fan either, especially how the formerly green text is now light gray.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Yeah, I can handle the blue, but light gray for the previous green? Just no.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
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My feelings exactly. The sentences you've edited or voted up are a little darker... but not really. Green is a lot more noticeable! I do like seeing a lot of green when I've translated a lot...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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I like the blue. It makes me want to click it (much more so than the old gray). Which hopefully means I'm more likely to check a sentence, and therefore an article is more likely to get finished.

4 years ago