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

Extraneous Downvotes.

I received a downvote on a sentence I edited. The downvote was for a previous version of the sentence, not the edit I had made. How does this happen?

January 18, 2014

5 Comments


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

I should clarify: when I viewed the sentence to see if any changes had been made to the translation, my translation, which listed 3 upvotes and 0 downvotes, was on top. What happened?

January 18, 2014

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

Well, you know, if you got a downvote, it could be on any translation and you'd probably not find the one which was downvoted, which happened to me.

I think duolingo should show us which translation was downvoted and when someone downvotes, I wish you had to leave a reason why rather than just randomly downvoting and making other people get their translating progress decreased.

January 19, 2014

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

Exactly. Supposedly it links to the translation that was downvoted... I've only ever been downvoted twice, but the first time when I hit the link I saw that no changes were made, and the second time I was led to a translation that was not my own. I suppose I shouldn't make such a big deal of it, but it just seems glitchy to me.

January 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toffee1141

I was downvoted and when I click my translation isn't even listed among them and others have my translation on there word for word. I don't understand what happened.

February 1, 2014

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

Yeah, there are some people who are out there, who purposely downvote, I don't know why.

February 2, 2014
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