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Immersion Abuse Button for Malicious Down Votes

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Can we get one of these?

4 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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People should be able to and also required to comment when they down vote. This way, a down vote could be contested. I recognize that this could cause a lot of extra work. However, other DL users (T4's and up I would hope) could take this on and gain points.

In addition, we should be able to see which of our sentences were down voted. I spend time finding source links demonstrating the reasoning behind most of my edits these days. Here is a screen shot of what my edits look like. http://i.imgur.com/OgD3ofw.png I received 5 down votes in the last couple of hours, the first i've ever received. If I could see which sentences were down voted, then I could see how or IF i've actually erred. I'd feel less helpless if I knew for sure this wasn't just an act of hostility. Naivety is a learning experience. Being wrong myself is a learning experience. Being bullied or trolled feels rotten and is in no way productive.

For anyone interested in guidelines for Immersion check out this discussion link: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/984423 In it, among other things, you will find guidelines for the "It looks wrong" button.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ruth-mac
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I haven't had a down vote for a while, but I definitely agree that if something is downvoted we should be able to click a link to view it, and have some way to appeal when it wasn't reasonable to be downvoted. I think people who downvote on a regular basis should be investigated to check that they have valid reasons.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johnlvs2run

Someone changed one word from my translation, which was not any better than mine, and at the same time gave me a down vote. That was quite perturbing, but I think some people just don't understand what the down vote is, and does. In fact when I started I thought we were supposed to give a down vote when we changed an edit, but I fortunately never used it. Here are some options.

1) Allow us to vote for any of the edits, not just the one at the top.

2) Give each person only one edit, not more, and allow us to either edit or remove our own edits. This way people won't keep going back and forth, and others can vote for the one that is best.

3) Remove the down votes. Picking the best edits will be better.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FLchick
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I found this thread after receiving my first down vote (2/21/2016). You may have already discovered that you can vote for any of the edits, but just in case you hadn't I wanted to let you know (write me back if you need to know how). I was very bummed about my negative vote, especially since the person I suspect added words that aren't in the original sentence - and this person is at a higher translation level than I am. Hopefully someone will take a look and choose mine as best translation. Receiving lots of up votes would be the best revenge!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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yes something should be done

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EnglishT.eu

Guess I've just got a taste of it, 2 days after I joined in and actually on a text I posted myself. After I did some fine-tuning and shared points with the original translator he downvoted my corrections and brought back his version with some obvious mistakes... I guess Duolingo is just not much different from the rest of the Internet. Are there a lot of jack***s here in your (longer then mine) experience?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanl321
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I agree, I just posted a separate discussion about this too. Very discouraging when you're trying to advance in the immersion tab to have someone come behind you, make a few minor edits, then down vote you for it.

4 years ago