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What happens to the Wikipedia Translations

Just curious - does anyone know what happens to the Wikipedia translations when they are complete ? Does it get sent to a Wikipedia editor for their review before being added to the English Wikipedia database eventually, or is it automatic ?

I know we are not supposed to upload pages as per guidelines https://www.duolingo.com/comment/984423 if they have an English equivalent already (I note that the DuoBot submits wiki articles that do not have a link to English in the left frame), but presumably OK to do so when just a stub exists in English, but a fuller version exists in French (which I noticed for Soulac-sur-Mer, just because I visited there on my last hols) ?

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4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

As of this moment, you have to manually move the articles to the website*. It's complicated because the software that copies the articles leaves out a lot of stuff, such as links and formatting, and it would be somewhat difficult for a machine to put it back it.

There's a guide for anybody who wants to do it themselves. http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_Move_Your_Document_from_Immersion_to_a_website.

As for the stub: based on what I read, I believe that they would prefer the fuller Duolingo version rather than the stub, however, you would receive a better answer in Wikipedia's forum. I must add that if you paste the DL translation over the current stub, and you were not supposed to do that, someone can revert it back with only a few clicks.

*The only exceptions are Buzzfeed and CNN articles; the sites are paying to have the articles translated.

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeanPaul.Fr

Thanks for the info. I have opened a Wikipedia account, and will need to put some time into understanding all the features, but it will feed good to be able to give something back to Wikipedia, having consumed its information on a regular basis. This conversation topic has popped up again at https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2039585

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

I'm thinking of making an area where we collaborate on translating Wikipedia articles, I'm going to ask Usagiboy7 if we can make one in Duolingo's wikia.

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Reply4 years ago