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What happens to unfinished documents?

I noticed that barely any of the documents I work on ever get anywhere done. I'd say less than 5% of the sentences I translate ever get checked too, so what happens? Is there anyway for them to get finished? Also why are there so many wikipedia pages? Odd considering the vast majority already have an English version.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
psionpete
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.I think The bulk of material that is translated has been uploaded by DL students for practice purposes so presumably they remain on the system until the person who uploaded it deletes it. Anyone can upload a document e.g. a website, and a wiki page is as good as anything else. I don't know what happens to the documents that DL receive funding for or even how we could recognise them, sorry.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thesaltyseadog

Thanks man.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
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Wiki articles are free of copyright and cover a vast range of interests, hence their popularity.

You're right about so many documents being abandoned unfinished and unchecked. I suspect that in many cases people are happy, or feel able, to translate the easy bits - the picture caption, section headings and short sentences but not anything more complex, so people do a bit of one document then see something else that catches their attention and do a bit of that, and so on ad infinitum. Also, picking off the easy bits makes it easier and quicker to gain upvotes and so rise up the translation tiers.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thesaltyseadog

Right, been guilty of that myself once or twice then realized how pointless it was. I still mix some in as I guess someone has to do it but it does my head in when I work hard on a long sentence and no one checks it. They should be recycled through the system or something, there should be an incentive for finishing them up.

4 years ago

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

If you finish an article, have gone through each sentence, you do get quite a congratulatory message + weighty bonus - hundreds of extra points. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2039585 is an old thread re Immersion articles + what happens to them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregHullender
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The "weighty bonus" is only 10XP. You may be confused because Duo reports all the points you earned across the entire article.

4 years ago

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

I see - yes I was confused on this issue. In that a case a weighty bonus might assist !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VampirePat69

They go in the bin

3 years ago