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Upvotes for reverting?

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This morning I had a lot of unexpected translation upvotes. When I looked at my upvote list, I saw some sentences I hadn't edited--I had only reverted to an earlier translation.

I'm happy to get upvotes, but not if it's at the expense of the person who did the actual work!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mstreeter

When you revert, both you and original translator get credit for any subsequent upvotes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/queendeeny

It's not at their expense; your upvote didn't take anything away from them. Before you reverted to an earlier translation didn't you read through all of the previous translations, and consider carefully which one to pick? It takes thought, plus you have face up to disagreeing with the person who changed it in the first place. Therefore, you should accept the upvotes that your peers are giving you as well-deserved.

4 years ago

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Thanks for the pep talk, queendeeny! I do understand how it's better if people take the time to read the existing translations, and the fact that I get upvotes for that is really quite positive reinforcement!

Thanks, mstreeter, for clarifying that the original creator of the reverted-to version also gets the benefit of subsequent upvotes!

4 years ago
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