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documents not loading

I'm trying to submit documents to load, but they aren't working the past few days. Any idea what's going on?

December 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcjackets223

It seems after some trial that it is wikipedia articles that won't load. How do I get this to work? It seems most other people use wikipedia articles.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Maybe the articles that you are trying to upload are too long? If they are, you will see this (Relevant area highlighted).

http://i.imgur.com/9qQ6Wxp.png


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcjackets223

Ah here it says, offensive content. Just a wikipedia article about Frida Kahlo. http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Their filter isn't the best. Other people have had problems with it as well. Nothing can be done about that on our end though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paper-airplane

I came across this discussion after trying to upload an article which was declined because of offensive content. Turns out I wasn't the first one who wanted to upload the article about Frida Kahlo :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paper-airplane

Salvador DalĂ­ wasn't accepted either :)


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

Neither was Giotto. I've tried Giotto articles from several sources and all have been flagged as "offensive content". The same is true for biographies of Enrico Scrovegni.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcjackets223

Haha what a coincidence....today i DID load a random biography of her that I found on another site but not the same as an in-depth wikipedia article!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcjackets223

Ah...so if there is a problem, will they write other relevant things in that same area? One said it was still loading but then in that same area said there was inappropriate content or something.


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

I got the 'too long' for one or two articles, but usually the article just doesn't upload with the greyed-out 'Uploading...' button and no error messages.

I'm sure it's not just about the size:

I failed to upload this article recently: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-Umlaut

Compare it to this one, which was successfully uploaded a few months ago: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6lsch_%28Sprache%29

And really, size restriction is really lame for Wikipedia articles, because bigger is often better, and officially good articles (like the i-umlaut article) are usually quite large.


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

Can you share the URLs of the articles that you're having trouble uploading? Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dspain
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I'm not the OP, but I just tried to upload this document: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL and it has been stuck on the "Uploading" page for a good 15-20 minutes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcjackets223

Take a look at what Zach1337 posted up top. It will still say it's loading but post a message to the left of the loading button to say why it won't upload. In my case it was deemed inappropriate or something.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dspain
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When I tried to upload, there was no message like in Zach1337's post above (or if there was, it appeared and disappeared faster than I could see it). I tried on both Firefox and Chrome. Can you try uploading the document and seeing if you get some error message?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcjackets223

doesn't seem to work too well for me either. sorry i can't help more I'm pretty new to the site!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dspain
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Thanks for trying!


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

Another one (no error message, it just hangs up with 'Uploading...' greyed out):

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herzogtum_Nassau


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

I tried uploading pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/TransferĂȘncia_da_corte_portuguesa_para_o_Brasil (Brazilian -> English) Stuck on "uploading", no other message.


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

I've been having the same problem. Either it goes to "uploading" and nothing happens, or eventually I get a "may contain offensive content" message. I could see how an article on the film Fargo or the artist Goya might get that flag, but I just tried uploading this article about the Scottish island of Stroma and got the offensive content message (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroma,_Scotland). lol!

I think the filter they are using for offensive content is perhaps a bit too broad and suffering from the Scunthorpe Problem...

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