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Finishing immersion articles and categorizing the discussion forum

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This is actually something brought up about 5 months ago: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/808726, but I feel it is worth bringing up again. Does anyone know if Duolingo is planning on putting a section into Immersion called "Nearly Completed" or something like that so we can help polish off the articles that are SO close to translation? I am going back through my own edits to finish translating all the many articles I have started, but I don't think any of them will be completely finished because they are so old and don't fit either the New or Popular sections. That, and I know Duolingo bases their business model on supplying translated documents and I don't think half-finished ones will be as helpful.

Similarly (in all their spare time, I know), does anyone know if there are plans to implement more structure to the discussion threads (e.g. "Incubator," "Immersion," etc.)? It's hard to browse content that is not brand-new and I feel it is useless to comment on an old thread because no one will see it anymore.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
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Does anyone know if Duolingo is planning on putting a section into Immersion called "Nearly Completed" or something like that so we can help polish off the articles that are SO close to translation?

I can see a bunch in the "New" tab with "Finished" unchecked in the "Progress" section. Just have to scroll down a few pages. My "Popular" tab is also full of articles (some of which are apparently fairly old) that are 100% translated but need checking.

I don't think any of them will be completely finished because they are so old and don't fit either the New or Popular sections.

Maybe you could post in the language's discussion area asking for help finishing those. I've also been thinking of doing something like a "Translation of the Day" where we pick one article at a time to focus people's efforts on.

That, and I know Duolingo bases their business model on supplying translated documents and I don't think half-finished ones will be as helpful.

From what I've seen the sponsored articles seem to get done pretty quickly, presumably because people know they're helping Duolingo when they do them. With unsponsored articles the incentive is more just to work on what interests you, which means many articles simply won't get done.

The other issue is that of finite resources. Even if we focus more on finishing older, almost-complete articles, that will still just mean focusing less on the newer, less complete ones. The only way to increase the overall average completion rate is for people to either translate more or upload less.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

I second both of these points!

I've only worked on two immersion articles, and they've both gone stagnant in less than a week. :( I wish that there was some sort of reward or impetus to finish these, too. Perhaps all the contributors get a lingot or two for a completely translated and checked article? It would be nice to see these "dead" articles get finished.

The discussion section is such a headache, and there's no way to add a sticky thread (which would be helpful for important information, like the whole vocabulary/update thing). It would be nice if it was a little more organized.

4 years ago