https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

Suggestion: Your report has been prossesed

Is there any way I can get notified about the reports I make about sentences?

Are the sentences being changed, are my reports being rejected, are you working on an audio issue?

I dislike sending messages into a black hole :/

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Not a black hole, in my experience. It may take time, even a few weeks, but if Duo agrees with you they will make changes and notify you. I have received many such notifications.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

but if they don't agree with you, you get nothing?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

As far as I recall, they have always agreed with my suggestions. It is a free site with a zillion things going on. I imagine it is similar to an employer getting hundreds of applications for a job -- only a few applicants may get a response.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

If they don't implement it they could let you know and ask you to discuss it on the relevant language board if you need to.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Actually, they do pay attention. I don't send a lot of reports, but I do send them. Sometimes, they email you if the translation is accepted, so, don't be discouraged! Keep on sending reports to make Duolingo a better place. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

well, if all my suggestions are rejected, I would prefer to know it and stop bothering the moderators, they would probably be happy about the lessening of the workload.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhynn
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Reports appear to contributors and there's an 'accept' and a 'decline' button. If they choose to accept the suggestion, you are automatically sent an e-mail to notify you about this. When they choose to decline it, however, you get sent nothing. I agree it's nice to know when your suggestion has been declined, but on the other hand I wouldn't like to get a lot of e-mails telling me my suggestions were declined!

If you really feel something you have reported, but which you think has been declined, should be accepted, I recommend starting a discussion about it. Fellow learners and contributors can then point out mistakes, and if there aren't any mistakes it might get added after all :) Allow the contributors some time to handle the reports though, as it may take some time depending on the course.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OldSpiceGuy
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Yup, I got a few emails - especially right after they added the Christmas lessons. I would assume that they coded it so that if your translation matches one that they already rejected, they never even see it (that's how I'd have coded it). If so, it would be nice to know that they already rejected it, so I could ask why in the comments section.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bolletjeb

I think it all depends on the moderators of the specific language. In the French section there was a time, ages ago, when someone called Rémy did send a "your translation is now accepted"- email every now and then. Since then my messages seem to have disappeared in the same black hole. So yes, this leaves us wondering what happens to reports. I used to report bad pronunciations in French, for instance, but the same mispronunciations keep coming back. So what's the point of reporting?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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I think I've received a reply to every single accepted suggestion I have sent.

(Which means up to replies 10 a day! I was starting to think that the "Thanks for the contribution, please keep it up!" sentence at the end of the emails maybe wasn't really heartfelt anymore... ;-) )

If I don't get a reply, I just assume my suggestion wasn't good enough, oh well. Translations are always tricky, and there is hardly ever an absolute wrong or right, so I don't mind if the moderators don't accept a particular suggestion of mine.

I'm not sure there is as much point in reporting wrong pronunciations, though, as that is not something the course moderators can fix (at least not as easily as adding possible translations). It is more important to point these out in the sentence discussions, so that fellow learners are at least aware of them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

I'm starting to think that the french moderators are better at replying than the italian ones....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Oh, I forgot to mention that these lovely responsive moderators are in the Dutch-->English beta course. My French is not quite good enough to suggest corrections... :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

ah, but in the beta course they really want corrections to improve it. And they are volunteers, in the french/german/spanish/italian/brasilian courses they are employees..

4 years ago
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