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Uploads to immersion being hijacked by Duobot

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I uploaded an article to the German to English section of immersion, and it shows up as having been uploaded by Duobot. A quick search through the many pages of Duolingo shows that I am not alone in this. Is Duobot a Borg? Are we being assimilated? What gives?

In all seriousness, I just wanted to flag this in case it was an unintentional glitch. Cheers!

Edit: The article in question: http://www.duolingo.com/translation/27dcee4d3003efea8cb83f7c4c6f1676

Edit 2: Solved. Duplicate articles appear to be hijacked by Duobot and remain invisible to users.

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4 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Wandering.Seeker
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if the articles are not searchable, then would be good being allowed to retranslate them. some articles are timeless and priceless, they're indeed worth the reappearance.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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And material that no one can see is, quite literally, a waste of space. The whole thing's a nonsense.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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Thanks! I did a quick search in the discussion threads, but I guess I didn't use the right key words. I'm shocked the article was already uploaded.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chumpatrol1

lol! We have a robot on a rampage!

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied
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This means that the article has been uploaded by Duobot before you uploaded it. You're just being redirected to the already existing article. :)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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Not sure about that. The article in question is not the most obvious to upload and it didn't have any translations either. This looks like a glitch.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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It doesn't show up under the "New" tab for me. Can you find it there? I have all boxes checked (show articles that need translation, checking, etc...).

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https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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Same here.

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https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied
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When Duolingo first started out, they imported loads of articles. For some reason, at some point they deleted all the translations of those, but the articles are still up on Duolingo, only very hard to find. If I scroll down in my "Edited" tab in immersion, there are a lot of those old articles, with all the translations gone. The article in question might be one of those.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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Thanks :-)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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You don't get redirected to another version, it just goes into limbo. I have tried to find alternative versions of articles for which I have had this happen and they don't appear to be there.

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