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Immersion upvotes question

For the tier increase, only the first votes help, right? For longer sentences the number is higher?

I'm assuming lower-tier votes do not count at all, right? Except for lingots? I'm curious because in Tier 2, I am getting many more Immersion lingots than tier points.

Thanks for the clarification.

4 years ago

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Only votes from users at your tier or higher count. So if you're at tier 2, votes from tier 1 users won't affect your progress, but votes from everyone else will.

The number of votes per sentence that count towards your progress depends on the length of the sentence: one vote for every five words in the sentence. So if you translate a 5-word sentence, only one vote counts towards your tier progress. For a 10-word sentence, two votes count. For a 15-word sentence, three votes count.

It doesn't say if there's a maximum number of votes counted (some sentences are very long). It also doesn't say what happens if the sentence is less than five words.

4 years ago

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Thanks -- I understood all of that already. It does not address my question, but I hope it reduces the number of people who post explanations of what I knew. Lingot and vote for that.

Depending on the length of a sentence, only so many upvotes can count towards your next level. I just want someone at DL who knows the algorithm to confirm that if a Tier 2 translates a sentence, and that sentence can earn a maximum of two votes towards achieving Tier 3, that Tier 1 votes won't prevent any Tier 2-4 votes from counting.

I hope my question is much clearer now. If not, imagine Tier 2 translates a 5-word sentence, as in your example. One vote can help him. The first reader is a Tier 1 who votes up. That's nice -- I assume a lingot there. But now along comes a Tier 3 upvote of same sentence. Does the first-in-time Tier 1 vote now block the Tier 3 from helping the Tier 2 advance? That is the very long way of rephrasing my question.

Thanks!

4 years ago

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OK, I understand your question now. It was not clear in your original post. You can get an unlimited number of upvotes per sentence translated. There is a limit on the ones that count towards your advancement. Those are counted separately from the general votes.

So if a tier 2 translator translates a 5-word sentence, only the first vote that affects his/her progress is counted for tier advancement. So thirty tier 1 people could upvote it and then if a tier 3 person upvoted it, that 31st vote would be the only one that counted. On the other hand, if three tier 2 people upvote it, only the first one of those votes counts.

4 years ago

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Thanks. I assumed you hadn't understood the question as I first wrote it, and I am glad the question was much clearer the second time around.

I hope, of course, that your understanding of the process is correct. That is certainly what I hope is the way it works. Have you seen the actual algorithm or program in question? Or was it explained in another thread?

PS: fantastic streak! Good luck with that!

4 years ago

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My answer is based on my personal experience and explanations in various threads from Duolingo staff and moderators.

Thanks :-)

4 years ago