Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/NobleJohn

Lingot rewards for reporting verified errors

NobleJohn
  • 21
  • 21
  • 14
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2

How about rewarding users who Report issues with lingots (once they've been verified)?

I'm still regularly finding and reporting errors, many of which are subsequently fixed and I get a nice (automated) thank you email. Maybe, if lingots were doled out as a reward for reporting problems, more people would be encouraged to take the few seconds required to point out howlers such as this one: http://imagebin.ca/v/176uN5RckTmE

4 years ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
olimo
  • 22
  • 22
  • 20
  • 19
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7

This has been suggested many times, and opinions differ: some people, like you, would like to be rewarded for their efforts; others believe there is enough reports without any rewards and offering rewards may generate a flood of false reports "just in case". Personally, I belong to the second "camp".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NobleJohn
NobleJohn
  • 21
  • 21
  • 14
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2

While I can see some merit in the "false report" argument, I really can't believe that there are already enough reports, if that were the case I'd not still be encountering errors so frequently. It could just be that I'm ahead of most people in the Portuguese/Italian courses, so I'm one of few people who have actually encountered these issues, but I doubt that too. It's been a while since I did any Spanish practice, hopefully most of the problems have been fixed in that course since it's the most popular.

The 'false report' issue could easily be handled automatically by weighting users according the number of good/bad reports made. A user who submits too many bad reports could be ignored completely.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
olimo
  • 22
  • 22
  • 20
  • 19
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7

I'm sure there are quite enough reports constantly coming. Do you know there are 500 (!!) translations for every sentence on average? I was amazed when I read Luis's comment about this (see here: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/646939). With that number of sentences, the problem is not with the lack of reports but with the lack of course experts who are to look through all of them and add valid translations.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NobleJohn
NobleJohn
  • 21
  • 21
  • 14
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2

In that case I'd have to agree!

4 years ago